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*Address its emulation limitations (like host drive and network access)
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*Test the dynamic recompiler
*Test the dynamic recompiler
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Make sure you involve Tom Walker when doing development on RPCEmu.
 
Networking is currently under development - there are currently two strands, [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000056.html one for Linux] with [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000059.html patch] and [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000060.html another for Windows].
Networking is currently under development - there are currently two strands, [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000056.html one for Linux] with [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000059.html patch] and [http://www.riscos.info/pipermail/rpcemu/2007-November/000060.html another for Windows].

Revision as of 21:31, 29 October 2008

RPCEmu - Open Source RiscPC Emulator

riscos.info maintains the source repository for RPCEmu, developed by Tom Walker. Peter Naulls did the port to Linux. Chris Williams did the Mac OS X PPC port. RPCEmu is an dynamic recompiling (JIT) emulator of Acorn RiscPC-class hardware. It includes working emulation of ARM6, ARM7 and StrongARM cores, IDE and Floppy emulation, VIDC20 and IOMD chipset emulation, and other features.

Present limitations:

  • No access to host floppy drives
  • No network access (this is under development - see below)
  • Unable to run non-RISC OS operating systems correctly (eg Linux)

Developer help wanted

In case you are a developer and want to spend some time on RPCEmu project, this is a non-exhaustive list of ideas to get you inspired:

  • It would be a good thing to have Windows, Linux and Mac OS X ports unified.
  • Address its emulation limitations (like host drive and network access)
  • Test the dynamic recompiler

Networking is currently under development - there are currently two strands, one for Linux with patch and another for Windows.

References

Emulation of RISC OS
Emulators:
RPCEmu, QEMU, Arcem, VirtualAcorn, RedSquirrel, Arculator
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