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=== mschul ===
* Cygwin installer defaults to nmcmilla as the logged in user.

Revision as of 04:34, 17 April 2008

About WinX

Working in coordination with Dr. Dennis Brylow a senior design project was set up to create a piece of software to allow the direct inclusion of Windows based computers in the development and testing of XINU operating systems. The goal is to create a front end program that has all the functionally of current shell based front end tied into a graphical user interface. The project codename, WinX, was installed at the beginning of the implementation phase; ultimately the software may be released under a different name for various legal reasons.

  • Working Objective Statement
    • Design and implement a Windows program to allow Windows-based computers to participate directly in the MSCS Systems Lab for remote testing and execution of embedded operating system kernels by 28 April 2008 at a cost of $0.
  • Current developers include:
    • Adam Koehler
    • Nicholas McMillan
    • Matthew Thomson
    • Christopher Swiderski

Phases of WinX

  • Design
    • The design phase spanned the whole first academic semester starting in September 2007 and ending in December 2007.
  • Implementation
    • The implementation stage will span the whole second academic semester starting in January 2008 and ending in late April 2008.
  • Major Implemenation Phases
    • Internal: January - Alpha Stage (Completed)
    • Alpha: March 12, 2008 (Completed)
    • Beta: April 9, 2008 April 16, 2008 (Active)
    • Live: April 28, 2008

WinX Development

WinX implementation is an ongoing process and members of the software development team can access the subversion repository at http://xinu.mscs.mu.edu/svn/winx/ to view the current status of the software.

WinXINU Testing

The team has uploaded several files for external beta testing of WinXINU.

  • Step 1: Copy the contents of WinXINU install folder from http://www.mscs.mu.edu/~nmcmilla/WinXINU-Installer/
  • Step 2: Go into Cygwin Install Folder
    • 2a) Run Setup.exe
    • 2b) Select Install from Local - Folder is the only fold in Cygwin Install directory
    • 2c) Click ALL to set it to Uninstall at top of package selection
    • 2d) Click Devel to set it to Install in the package listings
  • Step 3: Change the first line of the compiler/makeVars file to the location of the WinXINU cross compiler bin
   MIPS_ROOT = "C:\Documents and Settings\nmcmilla\Desktop\winx\compiler\cross\bin"
  • Step 4: Run WinXINU executable
  • Step 5: Navigate to config tab, change location of cygwin\bin to location on local machine
  • Step 6: Navigate to config tab, change location of compile directory where the Makefile is located for final image build

WinXINU Testing Feedback

  Use a structure similar to the following:
   **Error/Comment Title
   ***Description of error/comment


  • Cygwin installer defaults to nmcmilla as the logged in user.