MNBIOS - status update

by flyguille on 23-08-2004, 12:25
Topic: Software
Tags: Utilities

About two months ago the second demo version of MNBIOS, a new operating system for MSX, was released. Flyguille, the developer of MNBIOS is now working on a third demo version, which will be released somewhere in september. If all goes well this will be the last demo-release before the final release of the OS.

In the upcoming demo release the full command-set (which consists out of 60 commands) of the shell will be completed and fully functional. This includes the implementation of math routines as well. When this has been done the third demo version of MNBIOS will be released, after which flyguille will start working on the final version of MNBIOS, which will contain a fully rewritten kernel.

Here's a list of the features planned for the final release:

  • Fully multitasking with ordinary coding techniques
  • Support for Multisession applications
  • Support for up to 256 drivers and/or libraries
  • Support for Object Oriented libraries
  • All resources of the kernel will be used as objects
  • Each window van have its own font type
  • Support for 8x16 and 16x16 character sizes, with japanese/russian characters.
  • The kernel will handle the diference between a full-screen aplication and windowed aplication
  • Each process will has its own data segment, which means that the HIMEM structure is from $C400 up to $FDFF. This memory can be used for applications and OS communication data

You can try MNBIOS yourself by downloading the most recent demo in English or Spanish.

Relevant link: MNBIOS website

Comments (5)

By flyguille

Prophet (3031)

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23-08-2004, 14:59

you mess all all!!!!!!

all is wrong!!!

By flyguille

Prophet (3031)

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23-08-2004, 15:04

i submit another text that was very very misinterpreted

Corrections: in the first part of the text i was talking about the last demo version, that already has complete the commands set.

Only lack the math support, and for that is not needed to touch the kernel..

that will be released in sep/2004


in other sentences, i noticed about the features of the FINAL VERSION, that will has other new kernel remaked!.

And all that features is the currently defined features but of the FINAL VERSION, that nothing has to do with DEMOs.

By ro

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23-08-2004, 15:21

gheh, maybe b'coz the poster coulnd't make head nor tails from your original post and reorganised a bit. You'd ask any mod to change the text again instead of shouting in the reaction board. good luck.

By snout

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23-08-2004, 22:14

Flyguille resubmitted the post in Spanish, Karloch translated it and I removed the errors from the newspost. So, everybory, please read it again.

I got I have things right this time Tongue

By flyguille

Prophet (3031)

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24-08-2004, 00:03

its ok..