Xaros (cross-posting from aros-dev mailing list)

Matthew Dillon 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
:>>module instead?
:> 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.
:kind regards,
:Bernhard Fastenrath

    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
    message/reply model.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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