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July 14, 2005, 4:39 am
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approach to provide an alternative operating system on top of Pocket
So, why not write a kernel that is Linux API compatible and sits on top
of Pocket PC? Runs as a plain application from Pocket PC view and is a
full Linux system call engine from the Linux code.
This would eliminate the direct hardware dependency of Linux kernels
adapted for a specific machine since it would use the Pocket PC API for
accessing files and interfaces etc.
Ideas? Wishes? Volunteers?
coLinux (http://www.colinux.org /) is already there for desktop Windows. You
could start with that code and port it to CE.
I would be willing to allocate some time testing if someone else had the time to
Phil Frisbie, Jr.
celib.dll sort of provides that functionality.
I think of it as like CYGWIN for WinCE.
Though there seems to be much less activity on this than there
used to be.
Alan W Black email: email@example.com
Language Technologies Institute http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~awb /
Carnegie Mellon University tel: +1-412-268-6299
5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA, 15213, USA. fax: +1-412-268-6298
that is also an interesting work to build on.
Yes it is more a compatibility library like CYGWIN than a real kernel
that loads and executes precompiled object files. But approaches how to
convert system calls like open(), read(), write(), select() into
appropriate WinCE/Pocket PC system calls can certainly be derived from
But I think it could also be useful for bootstrapping a PocketTux
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