Xaros (cross-posting from aros-dev mailing list)
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Wed Aug 11 09:31:09 PDT 2004
:AROS is the Amiga Research Operating System.
:Intuition is the (message based) graphical
:user interface of AmigaOS / AROS.
:>>Does DragonFly support loadable kernel modules and would
:>>it be possible to turn Intuition into a loadable kernel
:> Yes and likely yes. If we want to do it, depends on the answer to my
:> first question :)
:I've considered to attempt a Linux port myself but I'd
:prefer to use the message system implemented by DragonFly.
Both would be suitable for a userland implementation. DragonFly's
CAPS messaging calls (for userland) are loosely modeled after the
Amiga's named port rendezvous.
Note, however, that CAPS needs more work. I think I need to simplify
it a bit more.... right now it generates extra messages to give the
two sides the ability to manage their buffers but I think it is actually
better to not generate those extra messages and just stuck with the
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