[Python-Dev] AtheOS port

Michael Gilfix mgilfix@eecs.tufts.edu
Wed, 8 May 2002 14:20:55 -0400


  This is the best description I can manage myself. Haven't had a
chance to try out the OS. It does seem much more mature though and I
have looked through the code base briefly when I was interested to see
how another OS implemented certain functionality. It's definitely
very runnable though...

On Wed, May 08 @ 18:52, Martin v. L÷wis wrote:
> Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:
> 
> > > IMO, the AtheOS port (http://python.org/sf/488073) is ready for
> > > integration. Would anybody object if I commit this change?
> > 
> > I'd like to state it differently.  What's the compelling reason for
> > this?  Does anybody even know what AtheOS is?
> 
> >From the Web page (www.atheos.cx, which appears to be down at the
> moment - ask Google for a cached copy):
> 
> # AtheOS is a free desktop operating system under the GPL
> # license. AtheOS currently run on Intel, AMD and other compatible
> # processors and support the Intel Multi Processor architecture. I
> # have seen quite a few anouncements of "promising" OSes with "great
> # potential" during the development of AtheOS. The problem is that
> # when I follow the links I normally find a description of the
> # concept, a floppy-bootloader written in assembly, and not much
> # else. AtheOS is a bit more mature, and is already running quite a
> # lot of software. This server for example is running AtheOS. The HTTP
> # server is a AtheOS port of Apache, and most of the content is
> # generated by the AtheOS port of PHP3 and perl.The native AtheOS file
> # system is 64-bit and journaled.
> 
> The rationale for the patch as given by its author is that AtheOS
> apparently comes with a Python 1.5.2 binary, and that he wanted to see
> whether he could update it to the current Python. 
> 
> I'm copying Octavian Cerna to see whether he can come up with a good
> reason why his patch should be included into Python - I was suggesting
> to include because I saw no reason to reject it.
> 
> Regards,
> Martin
> 
> 
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