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 Subject: RE: Atari Eagle Project
Author: Michael Bernstein (
Date:   10-08-2008 00:03


> FreeMiNT project.
> It's open source,
> it's still actively developed,
> it's free och charge.

and its only a GEMDOS replacement.

At top of MiNT you need GEM with a VDI and AES which was capable to support the multitasking of the underlying GEMDOS (MiNT). For both parts there are free parts: fVDI (which lacks some printer drivers as far as i know) and XaAES.

At the bottom you need drivers which build the BIOS and XBIOS.

So if you want to boot MiNT, you first have to build a minimal TOS which was capable to process the auto folder. A good start was EmuTOS because it was much more easy to modify the source code than to patch a existing TOS from Atari. MiNT was nearly hardware independant so maybe there was no need of modifications. Than you may need VDI drivers for your graphic hardware. The AES is also hardware independant.

You see, there is nothing wrong with a start of porting TOS and GEM to a new hardware. You need both.

Concerning the idea to use X86 hardware, there was another point. Should the OS run inside a 68k emulator or native? If it should run native, which was the better and faster choice, you have more work to make MiNT running as a GEMDOS replacement. Otherwise you can run MiNT with a minimum of work.

Best regards

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  Atari Eagle Project new renegade 09-20-2008 00:31 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new ggn 09-20-2008 07:59 
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     RE: MagiC (Off Topic) new lp060 09-22-2008 03:29 
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       RE: MagiC (Off Topic) new informant 09-22-2008 19:57 
        RE: MagiC (Off Topic) new lp060 09-23-2008 06:49 
         RE: MagiC (Off Topic) new PeP 09-25-2008 10:22 
          RE: MagiC (Off Topic) new FatRakoon 09-27-2008 17:33 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new informant 09-22-2008 20:55 
    And the Coldfire TOS new informant 09-29-2008 17:55 
     RE: And the Coldfire TOS new PeP 10-06-2008 10:37 
      RE: And the Coldfire TOS new informant 10-06-2008 22:58 
      RE: And the Coldfire TOS new OL 10-24-2008 18:21 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new Scott 09-30-2008 09:48 
   and GEM/GEMDOS port to x86 new Nik 09-30-2008 11:51 
    RE: and GEM/GEMDOS port to x86 new PeP 10-06-2008 10:32 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new PeP 10-06-2008 10:36 
    RE: Atari Eagle Project  Michael Bernstein 10-08-2008 00:03 
     RE: Atari Eagle Project new PeP 10-08-2008 10:11 
      RE: Atari Eagle Project new Michael Bernstein 10-13-2008 15:37 
       RE: Atari Eagle Project new PeterS 10-15-2008 16:58 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new Donovan Kokot 10-22-2008 07:51 
    RE: Atari Eagle Project new Miro Kropacek 10-22-2008 10:46 
    RE: Atari Eagle Project new PeP 10-22-2008 14:15 
     RE: Atari Eagle Project new Donovan Kokot 10-23-2008 15:50 
   RE: Atari Eagle Project new x 11-17-2008 22:49 
    RE: Atari Eagle Project new GWiz 11-17-2008 23:38 
     RE: Atari Eagle Project new Christos 11-18-2008 00:59 

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