Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Development
Date: Sun Dec 01 2002 - 12:30:49 CET
On Sat, Nov 30, 2002 at 03:33:51PM -0800, Chris McKenzie wrote:
> I think the first step is some contingent plans to divorce the kernel from
> it's linux base. Although it gives an excellent framework for initial
Such plans require persons with deep knowledge of the internals of both
VMS and Linux, and with time to spare.
Making such plans detailed in advance would be a very difficult task.
I have made something plan-ish that was mailed and is archived on
http://freevms.nvg.org/0100.html. (From one year ago)
One year later, it seems that it certainly has been a spiral-ish process,
with developing a part a little more, and then another part.
(The life of the system and life of a process has not been touched yet)
Right now I am digging into memory management, using both VMS Internals
and Linux Core Kernel Commentary (a book like Lion's), and figuring
out how to do stuff as I go.
Should I have waited for a plan, nothing would have happened.
(Wonder why the previous Free-VMS project never got off the ground...?)
Development (and plans) are also dependent on the developers and on what
they can, want to do and actually do and commit.
> development and surely some algorithms and routines would be quite
> ridiculous to try to re-engineer or re-write but as in the case of lainos,
> we wish to in fact make an independent system that duplicate vms, not
Duplicating Linux in case of compatibility would be nice.
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