Peter Speybrouck's blog

Skyfs access in windows

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Wed, 2007-06-06 23:48.

As some of you may know, I have been working a little on accessing skyfs (and bfs) partitions in windows.
Now that I finally have something visually pleasing to show you, here it is:

This windows application is able to read the contents of skyfs and bfs partitions.

Dev meeting successful

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Thu, 2007-04-19 23:55.

The first official Dev meeting on IRC has ended.
A log can be found here.

Summary of what has been talked about (talked, no guarantees ;)
* updated crosscompiler environment available
* the new C++ api is taking shape but still under heavy development
* A new beta is being prepared and may be expected in a few weeks.

MySQL ported

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Wed, 2007-01-17 00:42.

Just wanted to inform you (as you may have read on osnews already) that I have been porting mysql in the past few days.

In the end mysql just needed a few edits and some missing prototypes to get it to compile. The rest was just waiting till it finished compiling.
I had to make my own version of "ps" since skyos did not seem to have that and mysql was looking for it. It ended up to be 40 lines of code...

The mysql client is working fine, this image shows the result of an simple query on a remote server:

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Java on SkyOS

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Wed, 2007-01-10 13:09.

Some time ago, I ported the Jikes 1.22 java compiler to SkyOS, but it was not really usefull without a java virtual machine to acually run the java programs.
Since most of these virtual machines depend on GNU Classpath, it was obvious that classpath needed to be ported as well.

SkyOS hardware page

Submitted by Peter Speybrouck on Mon, 2006-09-04 10:14.

Because we get a lot of questions whether this and that hardware is supported or what the hardware requirements are for SkyOS, Mr__E created a very nice 3rd party website:

This site aims to build a hardware compatibility database.
Beta testers are encouraged to register on the site and add their hardware together with any issues they are having. This way we can try to keep an up to date list of (un)supported hardware for SkyOS.