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Prosit Website Now Hosted
Posted by Nathan on 1 September 1999, 08:11 GMT

You can now visit the Prosit home page. It contains information on the current release of Prosit; a task-switching operating system for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus. If you have not seen this program you should take a look at the webpage, as it is rather impressive. The URL is http://prosit.ticalc.org/.

 


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Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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maybe this makes up for the fact that you haven't given them a single news report... :)

     1 September 1999, 13:47 GMT


Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Niklas Brunlid  Account Info
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"Them"? I wish... I'm actually all alone on this project, or at least so far... :o)

     1 September 1999, 17:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
AlienCow  Account Info

lol - maybe you have multiple personalities?

Anyway, good luck - i have no idea what your project is, really (i'm no great programmer), but i hope it turns out like you want it to.

Oh yeah, and I think you should make the documentation available on your site to d/l. I'm sure you'd get some people who wouldn't want to d/l the program, but would just be curious as to what you're working on and what it does, etc...

     1 September 1999, 17:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Niklas Brunlid  Account Info
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I will make it available - when it's finished. I've done too much programming and too little documentation lately, so it's way behind. That's why I took the opportunity to rewrite it from scratch (more or less) in a better format.

     1 September 1999, 18:00 GMT


Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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woa, sorry about that. i thought it was a group project...

     1 September 1999, 20:08 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Jean Vásquez  Account Info
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Nice, it was about time. PROSIT RULES!!!!!!!!!
Yea, thats right. I said:

PROSIT RULES!!!!!!!!

     1 September 1999, 22:17 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
DeeKay Account Info
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Yeah!!! Prosit rules... I'm *GLAD* u redid the Manual... i've been getting some funny errors with asm 4 Prosit! lol. too bad i am a crappy programmer! lol

DooRZ RuLeZ!!!
DeeKay

     2 September 1999, 01:38 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Killer2  Account Info
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Yeah for Prosit! Yeah for Prefect! Yeah for ticalc.org _finally_ saying something about the best thing to happen for TIs!!!

-Miles Raymond

     2 September 1999, 06:35 GMT


Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Elias Cotton  Account Info

what is prosit exactly?
sorry but task switching doesnt make 100% sense what is meant by that?

     2 September 1999, 07:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Niklas Brunlid  Account Info
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It means that Prosit as of yet doesn't have such things as guaranteed execution time, process priorities etc. All processes have the same priority so they get an equal amount of time to execute in every time they get CPU control.

This means that as you load more processes (at least ones that don't sleep()) the overall system gets slower.

I will probably implement these things sometime, but mucking about in the most central part of the whole thing isn't good right now as I'm trying to make a good GUI first ;o)

     2 September 1999, 08:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
evan  Account Info

I think Elias meant what is the concept of task switching. That means Multitasking, more specifically, switching from one app to another. Press Alt+Tab on a Windows machine and you'll see what I mean. Of course, it's possible that I misunderstood...

     3 September 1999, 22:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Elias Cotton  Account Info

evan no misunderstanding..... you know i didnt know about alt tab til my mouse went out then i needed to know about it and mouse keys ect... know how dificult it is to use a comp w/out a mouse i act. was getting pretty good...

     5 September 1999, 07:14 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Charles Monett  Account Info
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Now if there'd be stuff like that for the 85/86 platform... it's not impossible.

     4 September 1999, 06:19 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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Amen! and word to your respective mothers.

     6 September 1999, 01:01 GMT


Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
stealth  Account Info

Well... I'd imagine it'd be alot more difficult on an 85/86.. for one, there isn't as much ram as there is on the 89, and the 85/96 have a 6mhz processor, while the 89 has a 10mhz processor. I'm sure it could be done for the 86 and all, but I doubt it'd be worth the trouble.. the calculator would run out of resources to quickly for the shell to be of any good use.. atleast in my opinion.

     6 September 1999, 15:45 GMT

Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Sirius

I just downloaded prosit and it looks excellent so far, but what good is it? I can't run any programs...
Yet (hopefully). Are you working on programs for prosit or will prosit eventually be able to run other programs. Also, will prosit ever run without DoorsOS?

     6 September 1999, 19:18 GMT


Re: Re: Prosit Website Now Hosted
Niklas Brunlid  Account Info
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It might run DoorsOS programs, but that won't happen until Prosit gets its own kernel (which at the moment seems unlikely, but you never know). As long as it runs on top of DoorsOS you have DoorsOS available to run DoorsOS programs from :-)

     6 September 1999, 21:27 GMT

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