Tue, 27 Jun 2000 14:29:46 -0400 (EDT)
> I'm just not going to take the heat for the 82 megabytes.
I didn't post to put the heat on you or anyone else; I'm not really in
a position to do so, after all. I posted because I thought I had
identified some things that could be done to make EROS more widely
> It's really not
> *my* fault that the EGCS people keep breaking their compiler.
Of course not. By the way, what happens, specifically, when they break
it? Is it just creating non-ELF ELF files?
> Actually, this is part of why I'm switching to C.
Unrelated to EROS, I'd be interested in hearing the rest of why you're
switching to C. I have my own set of beefs with C++, but I'd like to
hear yours :)
> Also, compare these
> numbers to scratch-building a linux system and things start to look pretty
Yes, although trying Linux is easier than trying EROS right now. You
can download a couple of disk images from one of the various
micro-distributions (e.g. Trinux) and reboot from a floppy.
It *is* a little bit easier than rebuilding the Linux kernel and some
userland utils from scratch and making a boot/root floppy.
It's *certainly* easier than installing a cross-compile system under
FreeBSD and doing all of the above from there.
> Still and all, I agree that the whole thing needs to get much easier. In the
> short term, I'm after a more modest goal than a first general release. I'm
> after a first release that the EROS community can use to build from. EROS
> is teetering on the point where I can encourage others to work on the code
> in good conscience.
Who, other than you, is familiar with the EROS code to hack it right
> The networking system, kernel to C conversion are the
> two gating items, with graphics design and administrative interface coming
> shortly thereafter.
Well, I have xenv built now; I can reasonably run EROS on my machine,
assuming it works out of the box, and I think I can cvs update.
Networking would be nice but is not essential.
<email@example.com> Kragen Sitaker <http://www.pobox.com/~kragen/>
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