[SqNOS] Release 16-Jul-2006: Basic networking is working!
gera at corest.com
Mon Jul 17 14:12:06 UTC 2006
hi! we just released a new .iso image. We should have released it a few
weeks ago, as there are some bug fixes and additions in the native part
(for example, FFI is included now), but we delayed it a little bit to be
able to release an image that can be pinged over the net :-)
The first Networking driver we have is LanceNICDevice, with support for
AMD 79C790 cards, as emulated by vmware, what means that the .iso image
can be booted in a vmware and pinged :-)
We included networking support as implemented mainly by Luciano a while
ago, all his work is now available as a Monticello package from
http://www.squeaksource.com/Net.html. Although we have only included the
Packet and a quick hack to respond to ARP requests and ICMP echo
requests, support for most of the protocol in the TCP/IP suit is ready
and only has to be plugged into SqueakNOS.
We are working on improving the support for this network card, adding
new cards (probably RTL8139 is going to be the next), and adding and
improving all TCP/IP support.
As usual, in this .iso you'll find everything needed to boot and test
the system (either directly from the CD in a real box or with vmware),
and to rebuild everything.
enjoy as much as possible,
if you have any questions, as usual, don't hesitate to ask.
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