More code released

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Jan 5 20:48:23 GMT 2001


Ulf runs the AmigaSamba web site.  What I think he is saying is that
porting KDE to Amiga would not scale well.  He's right.  Even porting
Samba to the Amiga is like sitting an elephant onto a lillypad.  With
carefully written code, the Amiga is both fast and efficient.  Samba and
KDE are written for the Linux/Unix environment, which is a very different
environement.  What works well on Unix does not work well on the Amiga 
though, strangely, the reverse is not true.

Having worked on Amigas for a long time, and consulted for the company for
9 months in 2000, I know a bit about how the system works.  Things have to
be much tighter and much more carefully tied to the hardware.  In some
ways it's like working on an embedded system.  For one thing, the Amiga
has a single, flat memory space.  No memory protection and no swapping. 
Another issue is that shared libraries on the Amiga must be reentrant.

Fortunately, one of the people who worked on the latest releases of the
Amiga OS is also the one porting Samba to Amiga, and he has also written
an Amiga-only smb client filesystem. 

There is a lot of new code being generated.  There is code that goes 
along with my documentation, too.

Chris -)-----

> On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 03:58:38PM +0100, Ulf Bertilsson wrote:
> > > > Can this code be used to make an graphical interface ?;
> > > > such as "Network Neigbourhood" in the 'wintel' world ?
> > > >
> > > > Has anyone made any useful scripts ?
> > > 
> > > Konqueror in KDE provide this.
> > 
> > Seems like Konqueror(.org) is heavely bound to KDE GUI package.
> > Also it seems like a quite large filemanger itself.
> > 
> > This would scale very bad on my OS.
> Are you suggesting could cause KDE to become bloated ?!
> I'm not sure I understand. Please excuse my lack of understanding shared
> libraries but is there a concurrency issue with running
> in an environment like the desktop where users might open 15 file managers
> to different hosts or better yet to different shares on the same host?
> Mike
> -- 
> signature pending

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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