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Mark
post Jan 29 2005, 06:11 PM
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Hi everyone!

I've been working in stealth mode on a software emulator for the ARM architecture. It runs on a PC (Linux only at present) and emulates the system features of the Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 platform. Currently I am able to run bare machine programs, vanilla Linux kernels, and OpenZaurus SL-5500 distributions. The emulator uses some fairly sophisticated simulation techniques so performance is very good. I am close to a real-time simulation of the SL-5500 on a fairly ordinary 2.6 GHz Pentium 4. It does a pretty good job with Zaurus Pacman for example!

The emulator will be a commercial product, and I'm looking for volunteers for the beta test program. If you are interested, please check out the details over at http://www.virtera.com and become a site member if you'd like to give it a try. You will need to have access to an x86 Linux machine with a supported distro, and have some familiarity with installing from RPM, building Linux kernels and installing OpenZaurus to get started.

Look forward to hearing from you! Cheers,

Mark.
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Pyrates
post Jan 30 2005, 10:47 AM
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Hey Mark!

Could you explain "commercial" ? I'm really not trying to start a flamewar, but the thing is, my gentoo system isn't supported by you, and if I get the source, there's a much better chance of getting it to run... Also, I couldn't find anything about the price, what is to be expected?

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Mark
post Jan 30 2005, 11:25 AM
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Hi Philipp,

Commercial means that this is proprietary software, developed as an original work by Virtera Inc. as part of a commercial enterprise.

Although we don't support gentoo at this time, there is a good chance that one of the supported distributions will just work. The main dependency is on the dynamic libraries supported by your distro. If there is a problem then I can work with you to solve it.

We haven't disclosed pricing yet, but we will set appropriate price points for home users, and for business users.

Mark.
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RickHodgin
post Aug 13 2005, 04:00 AM
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Mark,

I would be very interested in porting the emulator to the Windows/PC architecture. As this is a commercial venture, I would be willing to sign whatever non-disclosure agreements would be required. I would also be willing to demonstrate my abilities prior to any significant investment of time or effort on your behalf.

If interested, please contact me.

- Rick C. Hodgin
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Mark
post Aug 13 2005, 08:58 AM
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QUOTE(RickHodgin @ Aug 13 2005, 05:00 AM)
Mark,

I would be very interested in porting the emulator to the Windows/PC architecture.  As this is a commercial venture, I would be willing to sign whatever non-disclosure agreements would be required.  I would also be willing to demonstrate my abilities prior to any significant investment of time or effort on your behalf.

If interested, please contact me.

- Rick C. Hodgin
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Hi Rick,

Can you send an e-mail to me so that we can discuss this off-line? You can reach me at support (at) virtera.com. Thanks!

Mark.
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post Aug 13 2005, 04:47 PM
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QUOTE(Mark @ Aug 13 2005, 11:58 AM)
Hi Rick,

Can you send an e-mail to me so that we can discuss this off-line? You can reach me at support (at) virtera.com. Thanks!

Mark.
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An email has been sent to the address you specified. I look forward to hearing from you.

- Rick C. Hodgin
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