ROME is a lightweight, modular, multitasking, embedded operating system which has been developed and used for multiple research projects. ROME was designed to manage high speed data streams within a multimedia environment. The system is highly modular, with functionality split between multiple processes. To ensure a high throughput with minimal overhead ROME provides a zero copy architecture where pointer references to data are passed around instead of data being copied. The goal of this approach is to maximize the utilization of a given hardware configuration. ROME released version 2.01 yesterday.
ROME 2.01 Released
2002-03-09 OS News 9 Comments
Great, PalmOS being re-invented.
rome is the way to go now
How fast does it boot?
much of it sounds like BeOS description.. with some extra spice on top! i like it!
seems like they like beos too…
looks very impressive. i’ve looked at all sorts of OS projects before, but i’ve never seen ROME… how on earth do you find these obscure projects?
> seems like they like beos too…
maybe, but the screenshot is clearly a linux system running windowmaker with the gtk-beos theme…
Looks cool, the website is a little confusing, i’m not sure what i need to download to install it…
I suspect the website is Linux-centric and assumes everyone (who would be interested) has a Linux development system.
In my opinion the some of the screenshot is for the Rome Target Builder (RTB) which is running on Linux. It look like RTB was built base on GTK.