[Coco] The Mark Twain of operating systems...
Boisy G. Pitre
boisy at tee-boy.com
Wed Feb 15 07:35:09 EST 2012
Very interesting post, Al. I had no idea RadiSys had made such a faux pas on their website.
It's amazing to me that after all Microware has been through, that OS-9 is still being sold and used in designs, given the absolute predominance of embedded Linux which is free.
I miss working with OS-9 and Microware. It's just too bad Microware couldn't keep things afloat and had to hack away it's talent through attrition. To me, that was one of the saddest things I ever had to witness.
Who's requesting a port of GCC to OS-9? I would think that the focus should be making LLVM work with OS-9.
Boisy G. Pitre
On Feb 14, 2012, at 11:50 PM, Allen Huffman wrote:
> I may have shared a link here a few weeks ago to the RadiSys web page stating that they no longer sold OS-9. It appears this was not what they meant. It now appears that they have resellers who sell OS-9 for them, and that the product is still available.
> The resellers include RTSI in the USA (Allan Battieger, who has/had the OS-9 archive site), one in Asia, and one in Europe. Long live OS-9!
> I ran in to one of the remaining OS-9 engineers at lunch today (he started with Microware in the late 1980s) and asked him about this, and he told me it had been a mistake and that the website was fixed. I also found out that there are still new products coming to market based on OS-9. Amazing.
> It's the little OS that just won't die... yet...
> -- Allen
> P.S. Anyone out there good at compiler technology and might be interested in porting GCC to compile for the modern OS-9?
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