I've heard this float around before, but I think people are going to want
to see a proof of concept (I know I would before sinking time into it).
What do you have that people can play with?
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I'll happily build and test it, although I don't know any programming languages. I do know enough to fix typos, compile things, and troubleshoot.
> Hi all, I've been working on NuKernel for nearly two years now so the
> community that uses Classic Mac OS will be able to bost about their
> amazing version of multitasking.
Holy crap! Really? Do you have the source somehow, or is this from
> If ANYONE is willing to help, please
> email me. Thanks.
I'm definitely interested. I've been developing a POSIX-like
environment for classic Mac OS called MacRelix. It allows writing
programs using blocking I/O, though it it's fundamentally
cooperatively multitasked and its responsiveness depends on programs
minimizing time spent between system calls. But theoretically it
should be possible to install some kind of interrupt handler (e.g.
Time, VBL, etc.) that walks the stack until it reaches user code and
either munge it to force a preemption or at least terminate the
offending thread. Another option is to use MPTasks or 68K preemptive
I'd love to see what you've done so far.
> I would be willing to set up a subversion server for you so that
> you can track changes and allow for people to check-out code. I
> can install TRAC too so that you can control your bugs.
I'm neutral on bug trackers for now, but is there any reason not to
use a DVCS like Git?
For what it's worth, I've ported a subset of git to classic Mac OS by
way of MacRelix. I don't have ssh yet, but git-fetch over the Git-
native protocol and git-daemon both work.