FYI - SueakNOS (Squeak No Operating System)

ke han <>
Thu Jun 8 11:30:45 CEST 2006


I have heard from time to time erlang folk talk about erlang booting  
off "bare metal".
Just released is a bootable iso which does just this for Squeak  
Smalltalk.
The announcement page, with good details in how they accomplished  
this, is:
http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/59.html

Of particular interest is that further OS behavior can be written  
with Squeak (and/or its subset language which translates to &  
compiles in C).  Seems a similar approach may work for an erlang OS.
It would be interesting to hear from erlang VM gurus if some of what  
is done to support SqueakNOS is applicable to building an "erlangNOS".

thanks, ke han



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