nanogui: support for 16bit / minix2 ?
support for 16bit / minix2 ?
2 Jun 2013 18:46:21 -0000
I am looking for an environment compatible with the legacy 16-bits
*nix-like OSes, because of the efficiency of smaller platforms,
as long as the task fits the limitations.
Many of those OSes are free now (e.g. Venix) but unfortunately the
support for 16-bit Intel apparently has been lost forever (?).
(Venix/86 and its clones like a Venix-ABI-compatible BSD2.9 port to x86
made by some guy in Russia in early 1990-s are not available anywhere).
I used to use multiuser Venix/86, even occasionally ran a spreadsheet
with graphic output (no, not with Nano-X). Swapping and transparent code
segment overlays made the OS quite capable for those days's applications.
Minix2 does not exactly work like that but anyway it comes quite close.
My questions are:
Is there any working support for Nano-X under Minix2?
Just in case, support for any other 16-bit *nix?
What I found is http://minix1.woodhull.com/microwin.html
which states that there was an unfinished effort
Was there any Minix-related work done after that?
How much did Nano-X change since then to make the old effort relevant
regarding the current code?
Best regards and thanks for keeping the small and nice tools
like Nano-X alive.