[App_rpt-users] Holy schtuff! Just got the CHIP

Shane Morris edgecomberts at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 23:20:32 EDT 2016


Google had a crack at the Plan, hired all the big wigs.

Within months, they grumbled about Java. The Plan was dead.

It got "released" from the Labs recently, I believe one of the UC campuses
have the GNU licence to it. And if I'm actually right, some of the worlds
militaries still make active use of it. I was told, I'll never know what
they Hell they were trying to do with it, but I do have some ideas from
bits of code I've played with over the years - think a networked computer
that'll never crash, nor lose its filesystem, as long as the internetwork
remains active, and it sits on at least one node of the internetwork.
Despite our watered down internet of today, the ARPAnet specifications was
a hardened, redundant network.

As for the "hack-a-thon" that is a rather good idea! My experience with
code is embedded firmwares for physical computing, and really weird stuff
like Erlang, and PLEX. Linux development ain't my thing. Plus Australia is
in the middle of nowhere. But I would follow any sessions with interest,
even from the intellectual standpoint. Sometimes code comments doesn't
quite cut it...

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 12:48 PM, Bryan Fields <Bryan at bryanfields.net> wrote:

> On 7/8/16 10:12 PM, Shane Morris wrote:
> >
> > Further food for thought, I once contacted the fellow who is considered
> *the
> > man* when it comes to porting Plan 9 to new hardware platforms. I wanted
> a
> > port of Plan 9 to the Dragino (which is now the brains of the Arduino Yun
> > as well). I low balled him on the contract, he said it wasn't even worth
> > his time. He said it would be *easy for him* given the Dragino spec
> > hardware I was getting for him had a serial debug port, but the colour of
> > my money wasn't quite right. You can tell I shelved that one pretty
> quickly.
>
> Wow, Plan 9!  I know the Murray Hill guys were still supporting it, but
> that's
> cool.  Don't know if it makes Nokia much money though :)
>
> > I'm not saying this to be negative, I'm only outlining it to illustrate
> the
> > hurdles. As far as I remember, I was the first person on the list to
> > suggest the original RPi as a development target. Jim Dude told me
> straight
> > out, that wasn't going to happen. When Doug come up with the goods, I was
> > beyond surprised, but I've never looked at his code. Needless to say, I
> > think the code is genius, and mere mortals like myself can only stand on
> > the shoulders of such giants. It was also around the time Doug come out
> > with his initial code packages that I took a backseat from this world,
> as I
> > was put on standby for all the work I had been doing up till that point
> > with voting RoIP networks. The knock on effect is, I haven't seen my good
> > friends who assist me on that weekend for two years. I only ever see them
> > once a year, but they remain close friends.
>
> Perhaps we could schedule an app_rpt "hack-a-thon" meeting with all the
> development people.  I'd love some help understanding app_rpt.c as I've
> made
> some modifications but can't get my head around everything.
>
> It would be cool to see everyone in the same place and get some cool stuff
> moving forward.  Thoughts?
>
> We might be able to do this at DCC in September.
>
> 73's
> --
> Bryan Fields
>
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