Squeak on minimal Linux (was: Yet Another DynaSqueak possibility?)

Karl Ramberg karl.ramberg at chello.se
Sun Mar 26 08:01:43 UTC 2000

"David T. Lewis" wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 25, 2000 at 11:01:21AM -0500, Bijan Parsia wrote:
> >
> > This led me to wonder what was the minimum Linux setup for
> > Squeaking. I.e., if all I *really* want is a Squeak box, but I *do* want a
> > complete Squeak, what's the absolutle minimum  I would need from a Linux
> > or BSD setup to make it happen? What would be the hardware requirements of
> > such a setup?
> >
> > Maybe we should have a Squeak Distrubution, which basically contained the
> > kernal + whatever else was minimally necessary + Squeak.
> >
> It's possible to boot a Linux or BSD system from a 1.2M floppy, so simple
> distributions are possible.
> The current Unix Squeak port relies on X for its display, so a small
> Squeak-on-a-kernel system would want to use a libvga based display
> interface (or maybe something different for non-Intel platforms).
> I suspect that you could write a replacement for sqXWindow.c in Ian's
> Unix support code, and you would be in business.
> I have a dim recollection that someone may have already done this a couple
> of years ago. Sorry I can't remember who did it.
> Dave


Some info and the real thing is here. I tested it on a intel X86 emulator
called Bochs but it would not boot. Maybe it works on a real X86.
It got svgalib support so something should show up on the monitor.


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