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Old 04 January 2016, 18:12   #139
Olaf Barthel
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Originally Posted by kolla View Post
Well, duh... by using an emulator of course
Been there, done that (in 1996), using the NetBSD 68k SunOS compatibility layer on my A3000UX.

I had to tweak the kernel code, because the compatibility layer would either run Sun 2 binaries or Sun 3 binaries, but not both. The Sun 2 was not binary compatible with the Sun 3, but it worked the other way round. The NetBSD code did not see it quite like that

Anyway, cross compilation was not a solution to the problem. Porting was the goal.

Originally Posted by kolla View Post
There is a trend in open sourcing old operating systems, for example Microsoft has made early MSDOS source available:

Early Amiga OS sources should have this treatment too.
I share your opinion, but as I had to learn, this is not yet possible. Both Cloanto and Hyperion only have licenses to use certain material, but the licenser alone can contribute historic code to the Computer History Museum.

I, for one, would like to see Exec and Intuition to be in the museum's collection.

Last edited by TCD; 04 January 2016 at 19:09. Reason: Back-to-back posts merged.
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