[REBOL] One disk OS + REBOL Re:(5)
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 23-Aug-2000 21:49
> COOL!!!!! As is, that is perfect for a stand alone system. Of course being online
> is much funner. Another method has occurred to me that offers many benifits. Web
> Thin Client:
> 1. Boot disk loads boot strap OS, TCP/IP, PPP, and FTP.
> 2. Binary program or shell script facilitates connection, download, execution
> of REBOL and other needed components.
> The main benifit is of course the boot disk contains the bare minimums, to get on
> the web anyways, leaving more room for drivers. Once online you could download as
> much junk as you need to make things go--like a web browser, printer drivers, etc.
> Best of all, I have a disk at home that already does the first step.
> Now all we need is office and desktop app's in REBOL. Anybody working on this sort
> of thing?
> BTW, excellent work Steve. You should post what you have somewhere for someone who
> just needs a stand alone View system. Although, if you can fit the TCP/IP lib's,
> all the better!
OK, first there was a promise of REBOL OS - MagmaOS. Later we were told that's not the
In building bootable diskette OS I would consider following systems:
- QNX RtP - Scales well and their "floppyOS" demo is quite amazing - inet connection,
full guiOS, web browser, web app - dunno if there's enough space for /View binary
- upcoming AmigaOS - hopefully will scale well too. What counts for Amiverse and QNX
RtP is - they are both multiplatform.
- Linux - linux is free even for commercial purposes, and while I prefer above two
architectures because of their technological excelency, aspect of royalty free
solution is - well - strong ...
Now the question:
- we have multiplatform binaries of REBOL. When thinking about bootableOS - how much
work would it require for RT to program some other layers to make REBOL an "OS"? Would
it make sense? We can see all that new OSes (even Linux) suffering from drivers
lackage etc etc. Would it make sense to reinvent the wheel? Maybe possible one reason
could be Amiga and QNX RtP (will) require us to pay some licence fees when used
Now back to reality .... where's new /View promised two days ago? ;-)