Just a quick update as to whats been happening over the weekend - I've downloaded the source to NewOS and lo and behold, it already has a mini TCP/IP stack in the kernel. Its amazing how fast NewOS boots from floppy, and I've prepared a PC for it. I've also purchased Linux Kernel Internals (ISBN-0-201-87741-4), and I've ordered The Design and Implementation of the 4.4 BSD Operating System (ISBN-0-201-54979-4) which should arrive any day now. I've also been trying to prepare the last X11 Konqueror-embedded release, but I'm stuck with a bug in recvmsg() which I'll try to circumnavigate. Once konq-embedded is out, I'll dedicate 100% of my efforts to becoming intimate with NewOS. Also, in reply to Daniel Reinhold and the OSNews article, I think everyone is aware that source compatibility will be implemented first, and what binary compatibility really means is arranging pointers to functions (within the jump tables) for each library. Since we're only tackling the core kits (kernel, networking and maybe storage), we would not be able to interface with the other kits if we're not binary compatible (in other words, all we're doing is beefing up NewOS). I dont see the jump tables being an insurpassable obstacle, not as long as we can hex-dump and trace all calls. We're still a year away from this issue, and we need to reach source and functional compatibility first. We're heading in the same direction anyway, so it shouldn't effect anything we do for the next year. ---------------------- CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE ---------------------- This email is intended only to be read or used by the addressee. The information contained in this e-mail message may be confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, interference with, distribution, disclosure or copying of this material is unauthorised and prohibited. Confidentiality attached to this communication is not waived or lost by reason of the mistaken delivery to you. If you have received this message in error, please delete it and notify us by return e-mail or telephone Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited on +61 2 9413 6300.