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reply "mist" <none none.none> writes:
After some gentle preachings I have been asked in my company to 
prepare presentation regarding D usage in scope of embedded, 
kernel-level development and mobile devices. I am quite starving 
to find good project examples for D2 though ( most stuff I am 
aware of is D1 ) and do not have enough time to write some from 
scratch. Any suggestions here?

Regarding mobile development - I remember a thread some time ago 
regarding Android + D2 that I can't find anymore. What is current 
state of affairs?

Any general advices about D2 features and drawbacks to bring 
attention to are also welcome.
Oct 10 2012
next sibling parent Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
mist wrote:
 After some gentle preachings I have been asked in my company to
 prepare presentation regarding D usage in scope of embedded,
 kernel-level development and mobile devices. I am quite starving to
 find good project examples for D2 though ( most stuff I am aware of
 is D1 ) and do not have enough time to write some from scratch. Any
 suggestions here?
 
 Regarding mobile development - I remember a thread some time ago
 regarding Android + D2 that I can't find anymore. What is current
 state of affairs?

You can have a look at this guide: http://gdcproject.org/wiki/GDCOnAndroid Jens
Oct 12 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent maarten van damme <maartenvd1994 gmail.com> writes:
I'm also curious if druntime can be made compatible with bionic
because now I have to experiment with using a chrooted linux on my
phone to test some D applications.
Oct 12 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Tim Krimm" <twkrimm gmail.com> writes:
1) Do you consider garbage collection to be an issue in embedded 
programming?

2) Are you dealing with hard timing constraints where garbage 
collection could be an issue?


I would love a copy of your presentation

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I think the XOMB  operating system project was a D1 project not a 
D2 project.
but this may be of interest:

http://wiki.xomb.org/index.php?title=XOmB_Bare_Bones

The XOmB Bare Bones distribution is a minimal 64 bit OS written 
in D, distilled from the main project by wilkie and Steve Klabnik.

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Oct 12 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "mist" <none none.none> writes:
On Friday, 12 October 2012 at 10:58:04 UTC, Jens Mueller wrote:
 mist wrote:
 After some gentle preachings I have been asked in my company to
 prepare presentation regarding D usage in scope of embedded,
 kernel-level development and mobile devices. I am quite 
 starving to
 find good project examples for D2 though ( most stuff I am 
 aware of
 is D1 ) and do not have enough time to write some from 
 scratch. Any
 suggestions here?
 
 Regarding mobile development - I remember a thread some time 
 ago
 regarding Android + D2 that I can't find anymore. What is 
 current
 state of affairs?

You can have a look at this guide: http://gdcproject.org/wiki/GDCOnAndroid Jens

Ye, also have finally found it and related thread: http://forum.dlang.org/thread/20120204203109.26c9a80b jpf-laptop Thanks anyway.
Oct 12 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "mist" <none none.none> writes:
On Friday, 12 October 2012 at 12:20:16 UTC, Tim Krimm wrote:
 1) Do you consider garbage collection to be an issue in 
 embedded programming?

 2) Are you dealing with hard timing constraints where garbage 
 collection could be an issue?


 I would love a copy of your presentation

 ================================================

 I think the XOMB  operating system project was a D1 project not 
 a D2 project.
 but this may be of interest:

 http://wiki.xomb.org/index.php?title=XOmB_Bare_Bones

 The XOmB Bare Bones distribution is a minimal 64 bit OS written 
 in D, distilled from the main project by wilkie and Steve 
 Klabnik.

 ================================================

1) Embedded programming today means freaking lot of environment from microchips to custom hardware server clusters :) Sometimes it is an issue, sometimes not, but that is definitely a thing you need to remember about all the time. 2) Yes. I have had a similar questions from my colleagues, that is exactly why I was asked to research this topic in detail. I ll share it when it will be done, but that won't be any soon. XOMB is exactly on the D1 projects I was referring to, when was asking if any more modern analogues exist :)
Oct 12 2012
prev sibling parent "Paulo Pinto" <pjmlp progtools.org> writes:
On Friday, 12 October 2012 at 13:24:06 UTC, mist wrote:
 On Friday, 12 October 2012 at 12:20:16 UTC, Tim Krimm wrote:
 1) Do you consider garbage collection to be an issue in 
 embedded programming?

 2) Are you dealing with hard timing constraints where garbage 
 collection could be an issue?


 I would love a copy of your presentation

 ================================================

 I think the XOMB  operating system project was a D1 project 
 not a D2 project.
 but this may be of interest:

 http://wiki.xomb.org/index.php?title=XOmB_Bare_Bones

 The XOmB Bare Bones distribution is a minimal 64 bit OS 
 written in D, distilled from the main project by wilkie and 
 Steve Klabnik.

 ================================================

1) Embedded programming today means freaking lot of environment from microchips to custom hardware server clusters :) Sometimes it is an issue, sometimes not, but that is definitely a thing you need to remember about all the time. 2) Yes. I have had a similar questions from my colleagues, that is exactly why I was asked to research this topic in detail. I ll share it when it will be done, but that won't be any soon. XOMB is exactly on the D1 projects I was referring to, when was asking if any more modern analogues exist :)

I would have a look at real time JVMs/AOT compilers, as they show the current state of the art in GC enabled systems targeting embedded devices. In case you don't know any: http://www.atego.com/products/aonix-perc-pico/ http://www-01.ibm.com/software/webservers/realtime/description.html http://www.research.ibm.com/people/d/dgrove/papers/emsoft05.pdf Eventually D's GC will be comparable to those. Although it is not D, have a look at BlueBottle, it is implemented in Active Oberon, with only some hardware glue in Assembly. Fully usable desktop system implemented in a GC enabled systems programming language. http://www.ocp.inf.ethz.ch/wiki/ http://www.ocp.inf.ethz.ch/wiki/Documentation/WindowManager The system is since the late 90's used at ETHZ. Something like this would be fully possible with D, even better. Having been a user of the first generation of this OS (Native Oberon) has convinced me that OS development in GC enabled systems language is possible, even thought there are some cases where it might not make sense. I wouldn't want a GC stop-the-world in a plane computing system. :) Sorry if my post is too off-topic, just wanted to raise some points you could somehow use to pimp up D. -- Paulo
Oct 13 2012