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Re: Running Debian in the Web browser (JS VM)?




Hi.

Paul Wise <pabs@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:25 PM, Olivier Berger wrote:
>
>> Is anyone working on a "port" of Debian for running in the browser,
>
> Probably WebAssembly is a better bet for a Debian port to browsers.
>

Interesting, but not ready for prime time yet, AFAIU.

>> over the JS VM, like what jor1k [0] does ?
>
> There was a Debian port to OpenRISC, but it is dead due to the code
> not being able to be merged into GCC upstream due to copyright issues.
>

Interesting, kinda :-/

Note that the OpenRISC isn't my main interest here, even if I mentioned
jor1k.

Simulating any other architecture may fit, as my purpose, so far would
be to try and run a Debian system inside the browser... and the
underlying CPU / simulator wouldn't matter much.

Jor1k is simulating an OpenRISC, but I don't mind trying with x86 ala
http://bellard.org/jslinux/.

> PS: some more port ideas:
>
> https://wiki.debian.org/Ideas/Ports

Hmmm that lacks details if no one knows all the fancy names in
advance... but I might as well check and complement the page ;)

Thanks a lot.

Best regards,

P.S.: enjoyed Hacker noir ep. 1 ;)
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