RE: [cc65] The Contiki Desktop OS for cc65

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From: TXG/MNX (
Date: 2003-03-10 18:34:37

Congratulations this looks 150% ok....
I hope this will be adapted on several other platforms...

Man you have been busy.... but again great job...

Keep it coming.... :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Of Adam Dunkels
> Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 8:56 AM
> To:
> Subject: [cc65] The Contiki Desktop OS for cc65
> 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:
> 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
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> Adam Dunkels <>
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