Linked by David Adams on Fri 30th Nov 2007 19:18 UTC, submitted by pablo_marx
General Development ES is a fairly interesting looking open source research OS created by Nintendo. Runs natively on x86 (and qemu of course), kernel is written in C++, uses an ECMAScript interpreter for all of the userland, uses Cairo for graphics, and even has a port of Squeak.
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RE[3]: Why?
by rayiner on Sat 1st Dec 2007 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
rayiner
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I dunno. I think the mix of technologies makes a lot of sense. Javascript is quite a reasonable language for writing userspace stuff that doesn't need to be fast. And Squeak is an excellent platform for doing GUI stuff in an easy-to-use way, and supporting it gives you quick access to a well-developed, portable GUI system.

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