[NTLK] [ANN] Einstein becomes OpenEinstein

From: Paul Guyot <pguyot_at_kallisys.net>
Date: Mon Jul 09 2007 - 02:24:07 EDT

Dear all,

During the Worldwide Newton Conference in Tokyo yesterday, I
announced that Einstein was open sourced under the GNU GPL license.
The slides are available here:

You can download the source code right here:

The binaries are available for MacOS X:

This new version includes several improvements compared to the
previous release. In particular, an important investment was made by
rewriting the emulator part (the JIT module) to support PC-
independent rewriting and decrease the memory footprint, which was
the first step towards machine-specific recompilation. In other
words, while the speed has not spectacularly increased, the heavy
work done these past weeks allowed me to design a new experimental
module where NewtonOS instructions are executed natively on ARM PDAs.

Moreover, having Einstein open source already proved extremely
fruitful. Within two days, Matthias Melcher and I got a working
Cygwin/X11 port running on Tablet PCs (this was on Saturday) and a
working Cygwin/Native GUI (with FLTK) port running the next day. The
Cygwin/X11 patches have been committed to the subversion repository
(this might be a little bit tricky for I do not have any box to check
the compilation works fine), and I believe that Matthias will be able
to produce a version compiled with Visual C++ soon.



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