January 09, 2004

Movitz, by Frode Vatvedt Fjeld, is

an implementation of ANSI Common Lisp that targets the ubiquitous x86 PC architecture "on the metal". That is, running without any operating system or other form of software environment. Movitz is a development platform for operating system kernels, embedded, and single-purpose applications.

There's a 20 page technical description available, though as yet no code for download [via Xach Beane and gavin].

Posted by jjwiseman at January 09, 2004 05:52 PM

There's also a file called 'floppy.lisp' with a simple floppy driver. Makes an interesting read. The los0.img boots fine under bochs, which makes it nice and easy to mess with. It'll be much more interesting when the development environment wwith sources and corss-compiler are available for download.

Posted by: mikel evins on January 10, 2004 03:02 AM
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