Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: First compilation
From: BERTRAND JoŽl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 14:32:48 CET
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 12:54:43PM +0100, BERTRAND JoŽl wrote:
>>Henry W. Miller wrote:
>>>>>- find a logo to replace Tux ;
>> Shark ? What is Shark ?
> The teethy one at http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/index.html
Ok, I will try to reuse this logo.
>> In another hand, init panics when the kernel number is 0.0.1 (Kernel too
>>old ! Panic !). Thus, we shall need to fixe the kernel sources and the
>>init process to boot.
> Version numbers are really superficial. Even with renaming Linux 2.4.14 to
> FreeVMS 0.0.1, it is still 99.9% Linux 2.4.14.
> (I am content with lilo-label free...
> We could put EXTRAVERSION = -freevms in linux/Makefile, that would
> suffice for a long time, it seems)
I think that EXTRAVERSION must be a number, isn't it ? For me, we need to
replace all version number in the current Linux kernel by a new version
number, and remove all old code never used from this kernel. A lot of
code stays in serial.c and some other sources and is never compiled.
> We really need people contributing code.
I have released a real kernel to find new contributers.
> Who has actually written something now in November?
Only the modification of some configuration scripts. I have tried to
remove some old code, but it's a big work, and I think that we shall
need a CVS tree with place enough to put the entire kernel.
I'm working on the beginning of the bootloader which can emulate a SRM
>>> Also, are we really wed to using Linux as a base? I thought that I had
>>>mentioned a couple of weeks back that there is another home-grown kernel
>>>group working on an "open source" OS compatible with Win NT.
> Because of availability.
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