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: Why?
by _LH_ on Sat 1st Dec 2007 11:18 UTC in reply to "Why?"
_LH_
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2005-07-20

Why on earth? And why using such choice of technologies?
Squeak? Javascript? FAT as filesystem? this is horrible!
Doesn't seem at all like a wise choice for a next-next-gen system.


Would you start your research operating system by supporting ZFS, Ruby and .NET? All this stuff is irrelevant as what matters is extensibility and the possibility to implement other stuff later.

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