OFW vs. proprietary BIOS
K. K. Subramaniam
subbukk at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 12:51:37 EDT 2008
On Saturday 30 Aug 2008 5:37:07 am Mitch Bradley wrote:
> A lot of the OFW functionality is targeted toward the task of managing a
> large collection of possibly-plug-in I/O devices, then booting a general
> purpose OS.
Like Squeak for example :-). Honestly, I think Squeak makes a very good shell
for OFW. Primitive calls or device drivers can be easily integrated via
plugins/FFI. While the same can be done even with asm/gcc, I would expect
overall dev and testing time to be much smaller with Squeak.
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