Welcome to the Quinn OS website!
Quinn is a hobby operating system with multitasking,
graphical user interface, networking and much more!
On real hardware. Yeah, I noticed too. I think it’s due to too many context changes, and even if it’s not, there needs to be work done on that. More sleeping and less polling. I’m at a point where I’m not entirely sure if it’s worth continuing, or starting over. Obviously there is a lot of work gone into Quinn OS that I could probably reuse, so it wouldn’t be completely starting over, but maybe a new core is in order. If I start over, I am thinking of targeting x86_64 instead of i386, and hopefully doing things in a way that would make adding other architectures in the future easier.
Well see. I’m taking a little break for a couple of days or weeks to think about what I want to do.
I decided to add a forum. My experiences with forums are that they’re a honey-pot for spammers, but with my odd-hours, it might be easier for people to ask questions on a forum than in IRC.
We’ll see how it goes. If it’s just spammers in the next week or so, I’ll disable it.
Got an SDL test program to run on my OS!
Screenshot showing SDL Working
After much fuss, and a non-working site for a few hours, I have switched over to wordpress. Please be patient while I iron out the bugs 🙂
I made a freenode channel (#quinnos) feel free to come and say hi. At present it’s just me talking to myself, but I figured there is really no way to contact me on this website and IRC might be a good way.
Latest Commits (Updated Daily)
14th Feb 2016, 2:47pm : Disable Numlock led, it seems to freeze the computer
14th Feb 2016, 2:28pm : Added martin's dungeon bash, added numlock handling - not sure if it's right
14th Feb 2016, 10:40am : Fix for messageboxes not displaying titlebar
13th Feb 2016, 6:45pm : Fix for last commit
13th Feb 2016, 6:13pm : Redid input for snappyer input
13th Feb 2016, 1:00pm : Fixes for filesystem :)
13th Feb 2016, 7:50am : Fix long filename generation
12th Feb 2016, 8:52pm : Added dirent support, fixed toolchain script to remove gcc-build
12th Feb 2016, 12:19pm : Added the ability to change window captions after creation
11th Feb 2016, 5:48pm : More work getting SDL and PDCurses to work
11th Feb 2016, 10:37am : Fixes for build system, add libstdc++ to toolchain build
10th Feb 2016, 6:19pm : LibQuinn is now a real library, SDL_ttf & SDL_image added
10th Feb 2016, 2:11pm : SDL Port Support
9th Feb 2016, 3:26pm : Made shell start with SYS disk selected instead of NoDevice
8th Feb 2016, 8:49pm : Terminal now has cursor
8th Feb 2016, 6:43pm : Added a Cursor to Console.. will do Terminal another day
7th Feb 2016, 5:05pm : Added DNS to qirc and hget, newlib fixed, bootenv.cfg added for enviroment variables
7th Feb 2016, 1:59pm : Remove dependency on system disk being disk0
7th Feb 2016, 10:21am : Small fix for DNS
7th Feb 2016, 10:03am : UDP and DNS working!