[NTLK] einstein on raspberry pi?
dillera at dillernet.com
Fri Sep 21 11:05:00 EDT 2012
Who needs something faster than a 2100? What would you actually do with a 5x faster newton?
On Sep 8, 2012, at 3:31 AM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
> On 08.09.2012, at 05:54, Charles Mangin <option8-newton at option8.com> wrote:
>> just a random rambling idea…
>> there's all these new ARM based system-on-a-chip development boards coming out - Raspberry Pi being the one with the biggest buzz. heck, bolt on some RAM and storage and the newest Teensy board would have more power than the 2100 did ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulstoffregen/teensy-30-32-bit-arm-cortex-m4-usable-in-arduino-a )
> You could probably do that.
> You could even run NewtonOS directly. The core NewtonOS should run, provided you can switch the ARM into MSB mode (all current ARM boards work on Intel byte order,; Newton OS works in PowerPC byte order, but ARM processors can usually switch mode).
> All the interfaces are different though, for example the screen memory, the serial ports, etc. . You would have to write a new REX, a ROM EXtension, that will adapt OS calls to you hardware. This is all possible (Paul has done exactly that( and much more)), but will take a lot of time and knowledge.
> Alternatively, you could run Linux with Einstein on top. That would work right away, but still in emulator mode, so it would be sloooow.
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