Future of 32-bit MenuetOS?

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Future of 32-bit MenuetOS?

David2010
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Joined: 15 Nov 2015, 20:48

15 Nov 2015, 20:52 #1

Having just found out about MenuetOS, I am very excited to start writing code for it. Both for new drivers and for new programs.
But my test computer is a small 32-bit computer.
As the 64-bit aspect of the forum has a lot more activity, I am wondering if there has been a decision on the future of the 32-bit version.
Will there be a point where the 32-bit version is discontinued or out of sync with the 64-bit equivalent?
Also i'm a little unsure about the licensing of programs + drivers designed for MenuetOS.
I prefer to keep things I write closed source...... until I have gotten to the point where I feel comfortable showing the public my code.
I'm a programmer, musician, and an artist so... i'm a little hard on myself when it comes to my creations being good enough to show others. Image
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villemt
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Joined: 25 Apr 2004, 07:29

16 Nov 2015, 12:24 #2

If you'll submit a patch for the 32bit version, I'll add it to the release. And if you want to write closed source programs or drivers, then I'd recommend the 64bit version. 64bit computers aren't really that expensive anymore. And Menuet64 supports f.ex. the network drivers in VirtualBox.
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David2010
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Joined: 15 Nov 2015, 20:48

16 Nov 2015, 13:24 #3

villemt wrote:
If you'll submit a patch for the 32bit version, I'll add it to the release. And if you want to write closed source programs or drivers, then I'd recommend the 64bit version. 64bit computers aren't really that expensive anymore. And Menuet64 supports f.ex. the network drivers in VirtualBox.
Like I said it's more of a progressive thing than anything against open source. Besides for the sake of review it would be better for patches/apps/drivers to be made with the sources included should it be merged.
I'm human and make mistakes too. Should somebody else spot those mistakes, they should be able to correct any possible bugs should they arise.
I actually have a handful of 32-bit eBox machines that I planned on using it for.Small low powered machines. 400 Mhz CPU with 128 MB RAM each.
I actually got them as a gift because another didn't want them. About $800 worth of eBox machines because the person didn't want them and couldn't sell them.
Not really sure what I am going to do with all of them but i'm thinking of chaining them together.
Which actually makes me curious if the default MenuetOS will run on them at all without tweaks on my end. I can't actually find any documentation or info on the CPU itself.
Last edited by David2010 on 16 Nov 2015, 13:34, edited 2 times in total.
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