[squeak-dev] Summe of Code 2008 Project ideas

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Mar 5 15:50:35 UTC 2008

On Mar 5, 2008, at 16:42 , Norbert Hartl wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 16:17 +0100, cdrick wrote:
>> in the same spirit, I think squeakNOS for eeepc would be excellent
>> :)... especially in a touch screen version
>> (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VaerIGpO5Q&feature=related only a  
>> mod
>> for windows right now but should be in production for newer version).
>> Cédrick
> Ok, than the project would be to write a software layer which enables
> us to use linux device drivers. Without utilizing devices even squeak
> is not much fun :)

Actually, writing device drivers is not that hard if you know the  
hardware. The XO contains drivers for all its hardware in its  
firmware (OFW, written in Forth), and rumor has it that no driver is  
larger than 2 pages.

Besides, SqueakNOS already has drivers for a variety of PC hardware.

- Bert -

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