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Re: Has anyone considered contiki?

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:28 pm

I did a search on the forums and have found no mention of the contiki os. :o Might be a little too advanced for what the audience it's targeting, But not for college level users who are looking for a interesting project. A project that comes to mind is having it act as a extremely agile web server. Contiki has been ported to the Apple II for this duty before. =^.^= I'm not suggesting someone do it this instant. More for the future when someone is looking for a project idea. For those that can't be bothered to click the link, Contiki is a highly portable, multi-tasking operating system for memory-efficient networked embedded systems. (Statement copied from the wiki.) I think that description could fit the Rasberry Pi. If your bored and if for no other reason, I would recommend reading contiki's history. It's rather interesting. 8-)

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Re: Has anyone considered contiki?

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:39 pm

Not since Thor Heyerdahl...

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Re: Has anyone considered contiki?

Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:45 pm

It's unfortunate that the official website doesn't actually mention much about what it is... is more useful (and it's rare that I claim wikipedia as "useful") : as such it looks like it should be relatively easy to port.

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Re: Has anyone considered contiki?

Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:03 am

Wow their website is massivly useless. It is an interesting OS, kind of reminds me of the old Macs that didn't have HDDs that would load the OS off a ROM. Would be useful for someone who needs more ram for the applications they are running, and less of the fluff. I'm sure I will just settle for some lightweight version of Linux or BSD (if it is avalible for ARM) depending on what I'm doing with the R-Pi.

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Re: Has anyone considered contiki?

Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:02 pm

its been ported to x86 and ARM7 but the website doesn't even mention it. presumably it would have lower overheads than linux ... Contiki%29 ... ted-to-x86

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