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This site has been discontinued?

Postby Insightsoft » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:20 am

Since I joined to this site, 2 or 3 years ago, it have been o my favorite one... I have learned a lot, no doubt... But, now I need to know if it has been discontinued. Thank you!
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby pathos » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:05 pm

It is by far the best OS tutorial site I've ever visited, and I don't think it's been discontinued. Mike is pretty busy, so updates take a while.

Usually there will be a week of no one posting, then a week of a lot of posts, then back to a no posts, etc.
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby Insightsoft » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:48 pm

Wow is alive... I thought I'm was the only one to visit this place... heheh I'm just kidding...
You are absolutely right about Mike... but since there wasn't any kind of post in weeks, I thought that was dead...
normally there are someone that make the thing more interactive... normally is the visitors themselves...
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby Hoozim » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:16 am

Without this site, my kernel would still be a big messy pile of assembly. I never even thought it was possible to have MSVC compile to straight binary.
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby Mike » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:24 am

Hello,

The series is still active :) - another chapter is due to release in about 2-3 weeks. Sorry for lack of updates; the reason for the longevity is due to lack of time - going to be very busy next week.

However I am considering splitting the next chapter into two. One chapter can focus on PE parsing, while the other on OS loaders. With this, we can provide more in depth information on both topics - and the OS loader chapter can implement single tasking. This is the current direction, anyways; any suggestions are always welcome.
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby HeinanXP » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:13 am

What about the Chapter 22 update? There are some things in that chapter that causes the Chapter 23 demo to crash on my VM...
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby Insightsoft » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:52 pm

personally, I believe that the current format as the most appropriate. It's simple, it's "along the way", it's interactive... however, a simple touch on multitask, graphics, PCI, HD, etc. would make it even better...

Mike, I have an open issue on your post "Re: Chapter 23 Demo Release"... can you give me a clue? (Thanks)
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby gtamoyo » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:33 pm

Hi!... this is the best OS tutorial site on the web.
but the last post is from 2010, This site has been discontinued?
(sorry my english...)
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby halofreak1990 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:49 pm

No, it's not. Although activity has been exceptionally low in the past few months.

The last post in this thread was, indeed, in 2010, but other threads have seen more recent activity.
It's just that we're basically all waiting for Mike to add the next chapter.
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby Mike » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:17 am

Hello,

Indeed the series has slowed down significantly due to work on other projects and lack of time. Apologies for that. The next chapter is coming a long nicely and may be up for review in 2-3 days. Current topics include: Processes, threads, tasks, overview of processes and program files (sections, symbolic information, how they work with the operating system or executive); process management, scheduling, and possibly a little on runtime linking and dynamic loading. Still needs code samples though and a demo.

Chapters 24-25 I think marks a milestone for the series so want the chapter to be as complete and informative as possible while still being easy to read and with a nice demo.
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Re: This site has been discontinued?

Postby legenddairy » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:54 pm

Mike wrote:Hello,

Indeed the series has slowed down significantly due to work on other projects and lack of time. Apologies for that. The next chapter is coming a long nicely and may be up for review in 2-3 days. Current topics include: Processes, threads, tasks, overview of processes and program files (sections, symbolic information, how they work with the operating system or executive); process management, scheduling, and possibly a little on runtime linking and dynamic loading. Still needs code samples though and a demo.

Chapters 24-25 I think marks a milestone for the series so want the chapter to be as complete and informative as possible while still being easy to read and with a nice demo.


Hello,
Just wondering(no pressure) how is it getting along? I'm really curious to chapter 24 :)
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