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Offline the_leander

OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« on: May 04, 2003, 04:41:12 PM »
I've seen a few comments on this but tbh I can't find anything substantial on the net about it beyond that.
Anyone here know anything??

Also would BeOSr5Pro for PPC run on a peggy?
Blessed Be,
Alan Fisher - the_leander

[SIGPIC]http://www.extropia.co.uk/theleander/[/SIGPIC]
 

Offline zacman

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2003, 04:48:56 PM »
>I've seen a few comments on this but tbh I can't
>find anything substantial on the net about it beyond
>that. Anyone here know anything??

First NewOS will be ported to Pegasos (by Travis
Geiselbrecht; beos kernel developer) and when it's
finished Axel Dörfler will use these changes and
port OpenBeOS.
 

Offline bbrv

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2003, 04:52:21 PM »


....that is it.  He is exactly right!

:-)

Thanks zacman!

R&B

Offline the_leander

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2003, 05:10:26 PM »
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First NewOS will be ported to Pegasos (by Travis Geiselbrecht; beos kernel developer) and when it's
finished Axel Dörfler will use these changes and
port OpenBeOS.


Great stuff, I've met Axel once or twice... he's nuts but he knows his stuff like few others do.

Now has anyone tried running BeOS r5 Pro for PPC on a peggy??
Blessed Be,
Alan Fisher - the_leander

[SIGPIC]http://www.extropia.co.uk/theleander/[/SIGPIC]
 

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2003, 05:10:42 PM »
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Also would BeOSr5Pro for PPC run on a peggy?


With HEAVY modification, yes.  Not much point though.

@BBRV

Have you spoken to Yellowtab about porting Zeta to the Pegasos? They have the original Be source, so a port should be easy I think.
 

Offline the_leander

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2003, 05:15:00 PM »
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With HEAVY modification, yes. Not much point though.


How much is heavy? :-D

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Have you spoken to Yellowtab about porting Zeta to the Pegasos? They have the original Be source, so a port should be easy I think.


Now that would (for me at least) make the Peggy a must buy system hehe, my current lot is quite good but there are some problems with newer Durons and sound/video syncing under the present (and beta) media kits...
Blessed Be,
Alan Fisher - the_leander

[SIGPIC]http://www.extropia.co.uk/theleander/[/SIGPIC]
 

Offline bbrv

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2003, 05:20:59 PM »
mdma, we met with him/them at BeGeistert 009!

;-)

Write Nicholas Blachford  at nblachford@uk.genesi.lu for more information if you are really interested.

Cheers!

R&B :-)

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2003, 05:23:16 PM »
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Write Nicholas Blachford at nblachford@uk.genesi.lu for more information if you are really interested


I'm very interested! ;-)
 

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2003, 05:26:52 PM »
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How much is heavy?


Without the source code.  That's pretty heavy I guess!
 

Offline the_leander

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2003, 05:36:52 PM »
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Without the source code. That's pretty heavy I guess!


I know that PPC BeOS is capable of using G3's (though not sure about G4's) and that the A1/peg use a ppc implimentation of a via north/southbridge (iirc on the latter point) which is one that BeOS (on the x86 side) can use, though onboard sound chips are something of a hit and miss thing atm... especially VIA based stuff.

But I'm definately with you on the whole Zeta for peggy thing, I was just hoping I could convince the missus that getting one now would allow me to get one sooner if R5 ppc worked on it already lol.
Blessed Be,
Alan Fisher - the_leander

[SIGPIC]http://www.extropia.co.uk/theleander/[/SIGPIC]
 

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2003, 05:52:02 PM »
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and that the A1/peg use a ppc implimentation of a via north/southbridge (iirc on the latter point)


They use VIA southbridge, but MAI PPC northbridge chipset AFAICR.


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I was just hoping I could convince the missus that getting one now would allow me to get one sooner if R5 ppc worked on it already lol.


Why don'tyou have a go at hacking it to work on a peg?  If you get the source for the x86 DMA beos driver and port that to PPC, then that would take care of some of the southbridge stuff I think.  That would be a start.
 

Offline asian1

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2003, 06:42:40 PM »
>Running BeOS Pro.

Hi
Perhaps this "Crazy" idea might work (even on AmigaOne):

1. Modify MacOnLinux emulator (Mac G3 emulator) to BeBox emulator (with 604 or G3).
2. Run BeOS Pro on top of the emulator & Linux For PowerPC.

I do not know if the above idea is possible or about the performance of such system. Who can modify / create such emulator?
 

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2003, 06:44:31 PM »
It should work without modification, I think it's already been done.  I'll have to check the interweb.
 

Offline the_leander

Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2003, 07:03:43 PM »
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Why don'tyou have a go at hacking it to work on a peg? If you get the source for the x86 DMA beos driver and port that to PPC, then that would take care of some of the southbridge stuff I think. That would be a start.


Because I don't own a copy of BeOS r5 Pro, becuase I don't have the better part of a grand to get a full settup, my missus would kill me if I spent that much on a theory.

Also I'm working on porting XChat to BeOS atm which is just a case of recompiling gtk2 for use under BeOS and then running the makefile.  Programming isn't my forte (being dyslexic can be a pain at times, like learning languages).
Blessed Be,
Alan Fisher - the_leander

[SIGPIC]http://www.extropia.co.uk/theleander/[/SIGPIC]
 

  • Guest
Re: OpenBeOS on Pegasos?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2003, 07:23:27 PM »
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my missus would kill me if I spent that much on a theory.


One word would have done

Missus


I know how you feel! ;-)