Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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RE[6]: x86
by zlynx on Thu 10th Jan 2013 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: x86"
zlynx
Member since:
2005-07-20

I read about modules for LLVM to do this a while back.

The idea is to use LLVM, read the x86 machine code and "compile" it into the LLVM intermediate representation, then compile that into ARM or PPC or whatever.

Last I heard it worked pretty well on code compiled with GCC or LLVM, much less well on custom machine code, and it had some trouble determining the real byte sizes of some variables.

Still, it'd be a good place to start.

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RE[7]: x86
by Alfman on Thu 10th Jan 2013 20:42 in reply to "RE[6]: x86"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

zlynx,

"I read about modules for LLVM to do this a while back...Still, it'd be a good place to start."

+1!

Sadly I cannot actually afford to take on the project as an unpaid hobby, but this is the kind of CS stuff I had ambitions of doing when I entered the field. Screw you PHP \:(

Edit: what the heck is the emoticon for anger?

Edited 2013-01-10 20:45 UTC

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