Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 365 from 2003/3/28
Zylesea has now put his thoughts on the matter into a nice article:
Interesting, a couple of points though:Quote:
Addition of full memory protection is of course debateable, too. It surely offers some benefit for improved security, but comes at a cost (and personally I rather tend to say the cost doesn't cover the benefit, a good resource tracking is enough and MorphOS doesn't need to become the übersafe OS which qualifies for operation of a nuclear power plant).
Full Memory protection these days is really best described as "basic" memory protection, desktop OSs these days are starting to run things in sandboxes. I can see eventually everything running in a virtual machines.
What he means by cost? There is a cost in terms of API changes, but a well designed memory protection system wont be noticeable to the use performance wise.Quote:
For MorphOS to keep backward compability a true bigendian mode is required.
For backwards compatibility you use an emulator. Anything else, modify as necessary and recompile. It works for AROS, why shouldn't it work for MorphOS?