Hi Ruud, On Wed, Dec 21, 2016 at 07:08:30AM +0000, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote: >In fact it was triggered by a Linux guru here at work who said that >creating an OS was NOT doable for one person. Linus Torvalds is another counterexample to that. I recently read his book "Just for fun" (or actually the Finnish translation by his sister). It certainly was a huge task to implement enough system calls to get /bin/sh running. Other major early accomplishments include the VT-100 emulator that still exists in the Linux text console and the VFS layer and the first file systems. I guess that the next major accomplishment after /bin/sh was to get GCC running on Linux, so that he no longer had to boot to Minix for development. As far as I understand, other contributors entered the picture only after Linux had become independent of Minix. (I am not suggesting that your goal should be a self-hosting environment. I think that cross-compiling makes perfect sense. I guess nobody develops Android applications on Android, for example.) Seasons greetings, Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-12-21 09:00:01
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