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Re: [MirageOS-devel] Mirage budget development platform

On 12 Sep 2014, at 15:26, Richard Mortier <Richard.Mortier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> On 12 Sep 2014, at 15:13, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> With that I bet the best development platform for Mirage would be some 
>>>> Apple system and a Cubietrunk board.  But that layout has a minimum price 
>>>> tag of about $1,300 to $1,500 US dollars. As a budget beginner I have been 
>>>> looking at other options.  
>>> fwiw i'd be interested in a discussion of good (portable) mirage 
>>> development platforms generally. what do people use?  i'm on a macbook with 
>>> virtualbox/xen/ubuntu for occasional linux testing but i doubt that's the 
>>> ideal...
>> I'd suggest an even simpler mode -- just use the $50 Cubieboard2 (or 
>> Cubietrick) directly as the development environment.
>> We already use a Ubuntu dom0, and so it should just be a matter of Linux 
>> kernel configuration to get a desktop up and running from the HDMI port.  It 
>> would also be *extremely* convenient to be able to do Mirage presentations 
>> without having a Mac, by plugging a mouse and projector into the Cubieboard 
>> directly :-)
> time is fleeting(*) though -- how speedy are the CB2/Ts when building?

They're just fine.  I use one for most of my Xen hacking now, since the 
ARM/Cubie is so much easier to manage than an x86 Xen server.

> where's ocaml up to with cross-platform compilation?

It's not there yet.

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