i.MX515 Project
AROS Research Operating System for ARM

in category Operating Systems
proposed by michalsc on 2nd February 2009 (accepted on 1st June 2009)

Developers: Michal Schulz, Pavel Fedin
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  First milestone reached
posted by michalsc on 20th November 2010

It was a very long time since I've posted here last time. Work, private life and more important activities related to EfikaMX had priority over AROS. Now AROS got some attention and love, too :)

The first and very important milestone towards native AROS on EfikaMX is the linux-hosted port. What you have there is regular AROS core running on top of host operating system (linux). It does not access hardware directly, but uses the facilities provided by the host. AROS drivers for graphics, network and sound are, in this case, wrappers calling the host libraries. Everything else, including memory management, messaging and scheduling is done on AROS side. For host system AROS looks like one single-threaded task.

In great cooperation with Pavel Fedin I have just completed this milestone. AROS hosted for ARM linux is born. For a moment, only core package can be provided, without all the additional apps which you might know from i386 version. They will come later, once I fix some bugs visible in ARM version only. Please watch the www.aros.org for ARM image to download. It should show up within few days.
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