From: Adam Dunkels (adam_at_sics.se)
Date: 2003-03-10 08:56:17
Hi cc65 people! I am very glad to be able to present the first version of the cross-platform, open-source, Internet-enabled Contiki operating system and desktop environment for cc65. Contiki was originally intended for the the Commodore 64, but thanks to the cc65 cross-platform abilities also runs on the VIC-20, CBM PET, Plus/4, Atari 8-bit and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Ports to the 8-bit Apple ][, Atari Jaguar, and a bunch of other platforms are under development. This first version of Contiki contains the following: * Multitasking kernel. * Windowing system with themeable GUI toolkit. * Screensaver. * TCP/IP networking with RS-232/SLIP or Ethernet (PPP support is under development). * Personal web server for convenient file transfers (currently only on C64/TFE systems). * Simple Telnet client (instead of the web server on RS232-systems) * Web browser (world's first true web browser for 8-bit systems!). Everything is fully multitasking and does not require any loading of programs. Contiki does not require a disk drive or any other form of mass-storage devices, which means that it is useful both for disk drive owners and tape users. Contiki is written almost entirely in C and should work on most systems for which a cc65 target exists. See the Contiki web site for more information, a FAQ, lots of screenshots and for downloading the binaries or the source code: http://dunkels.com/adam/contiki/ Contiki was written in the C programming language by me (Adam Dunkels) with encouragement, suggestions and support from Ullrich von Bassewitz. The VIC-20 port has been made in cooperation with Anders Carlsson, the Atari 8-bit port in cooperation with Christian Groessler, and the NES port together with Groepaz/Hitmen. Chris Morse is currently working on the Apple ][ port and Matthias Domin is working on the Atari Jaguar port. Lawrence Chitty is working on PPP support and on porting Contiki to the Sharp Wizard PDA, Fabio Fumi is porting selected parts of Contiki to the Casio PocketViewer, and James Dessart is porting Contiki to the Tandy CoCo. Mikael Backlund has drawn the Contiki desktop icons. Huge thanks to all for making this possible! /adam -- Adam Dunkels <adam_at_sics.se> http://www.sics.se/~adam/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list send mail to majordomo_at_musoftware.de with the string "unsubscribe cc65" in the body(!) of the mail.
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