[openbeos] Hi from the PetrOS camp.

  • From: Peter Tattam <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 15:46:43 +1100 (EST)

Hi.  Just thought I'd introduce myself.

I have been talking to Michael Phipps about the possibility of building a
BeOS layer to our PetrOS operating system.

We have a lot of the hard work of networking, OS kernel design and stuff, and
our kernel probably has facilities close to that which a BeOS user
implementation might require.

While we also do Win32, I've tried to design our kernel so that it's not tied
to any one OS philosophy.

Anyway, after discussions with Michael, we think we could get some suitable
layer that could graft a beOS subsystem onto it by doing two things.

1) creating a BeOS kernel driver module to provide BeOS kernel services.

2) adding an ELF loader as another executable format supported by PetrOS. Our
native format is PE executables.

Although you are working on your own OS, I estimate that the bulk of your work
is likely to be at the application layer, not the 1/3 as suggested by some.  If
we can provide some basic kernel services, it may be a way to acceralte your
development.   Also as our networking stack and FS drivers are fairly mature,
you could save yourselves the headaches of reinventing the wheel.

What is the general opinion and consensus regarding our suggested input into
the project?



Peter R. Tattam                            peter@xxxxxxxxxxx
Managing Director,    Trumpet Software International Pty Ltd
Hobart, Australia,  Ph. +61-3-6245-0220,  Fax +61-3-62450210

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