DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-02
Re: how to get dragonfly and freebsd source code
Ok, I will follow your suggestions.
Thank you for suggestions.
> I think you have deciide exactly *what* you want to program. If
> you want to mess around with hardware, e.g. blinking an LED or driving
> a LED display or something like that, or build a small controller such
> as a thermostat or a hottub controller, then the best way to do that is
> to buy an 80x51 series microcontroller. Those things are almost
> completely self contained and have a little 8 bit microprocessor on them.
> They can't run anything sophisticated but they're the best way to learn
> how to program a processor. They are also extremely cheap, in the
> $3-$15 range typically. And you can very easily breadboard them.
> High-end chips like the ultrasparc, or intel, or amd.... those are very
> complex cpus and frankly you are better off simply writing assembly
> from inside a real operating system, like DragonFly (or any unix) and
> running it that way, instead of on bare hardware.
> Well, just staring at the code isn't going to get you very far.
> I'd recommending running on of the above OS's and getting to know
> its build system for utilities and such, then mess around with
> select bits of code, make changes, see how it works, etc. You
> have to actively manipulate the source code to get a real feel for
only the paranoid will survive