how to get dragonfly and freebsd source code

dark0s Optik shiftcoder at
Sun Feb 3 06:45:57 PST 2008

Ok, I will follow your suggestions.
Thank you for suggestions.


> I think you have deciide exactly *what* you want to program.  If
> you want to mess around with hardware, e.g. blinking an LED or driving
> a LED display or something like that, or build a small controller such
> as a thermostat or a hottub controller, then the best way to do that is
> to buy an 80x51 series microcontroller.  Those things are almost
> completely self contained and have a little 8 bit microprocessor on them.
> They can't run anything sophisticated but they're the best way to learn
>  how to program a processor.  They are also extremely cheap, in the
>  $3-$15 range typically.  And you can very easily breadboard them.
>  High-end chips like the ultrasparc, or intel, or amd.... those are very
>  complex cpus and frankly you are better off simply writing assembly
>  from inside a real operating system, like DragonFly (or any unix) and
>  running it that way, instead of on bare hardware.

> Well, just staring at the code isn't going to get you very far.
>  I'd recommending running on of the above OS's and getting to know
>  its build system for utilities and such, then mess around with
>  select bits of code, make changes, see how it works, etc.  You
>  have to actively manipulate the source code to get a real feel for
>  it.

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