On 3/21/07, François Revol <revol@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3/22/07, Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Adding a third architecture does not alter the stability of the x86 > > - > > or PowerPC-dependent parts, but it can help improve the machine- > > independent parts, and shake out machine-dependencies in the > > supposedly machine-independent parts. > > Might i suggest x86-64 as a viable port? I was hoping it'd be easier > then another completely difference architecture... 8-). Probably. Except it *is* a completely different architecture anyway. I have yet to see an x86-64 device that fits in the pocket though :))) François.
There are 2 aspects. The core inside of the OS and the outside. x86-64 is a port but it is still a desktop. Everything we know about the desktop will still apply. However, if you are talking about pocket *anything* including x86 that means we have to throw out everything we know about the Haiku desktop and come up with something completely different. And this is true with a PS3 where you use a big tv sitting on a couch and even if you hook up the usual keyboard and mouse, the entire way of using the system will be different. I wish we had real cpu choice. What we have now is the result of the Windows monopoly and that needs to change first