DISCLAIMER: These notes are from the defunct k8 project which precedes SquirrelJME. The notes for SquirrelJME start on 2016/02/26! The k8 project was effectively a Java SE 8 operating system and as such all of the notes are in the context of that scope. That project is no longer my goal as SquirrelJME is the spiritual successor to it.


Real like stuff today and yesterday so that breaks my 5 day streak for the most part.


Ah, the joys of painting your room over night a nice right in the middle shade of gray. I personally believe it is slate gray, since it is the only gray I could find which was right there in the middle 50/50. Not too light and not too dark.


I have been thinking about the k8-debug-gui package. Although a swing interface is nice and user friendly. It would take some time to develop when...


Jumped to something else but, It would take time to develop such a GUI when the main usage of it will be the console. If anything, I should develop last and perhaps if I ever make an IDE of sorts to make development friendly. The GUI would also probably lag behind the console version as the console version has to be written and then the GUI has to use whatever the console version uses. So the interface is specialized and has to be done twice. At the very start of my OS development there will be no Swing as I intend to start with the basic profile first. This would mean command line. However I do not intend the OS to be command line oriented in the long run. Although there will be one and if your system is lacking GUI stuff (lighter build perhaps) it can still be used. I will need some kind of service configuration GUI specially for k8 since Java has none of that stuff. It would have to be like Control Panel or Preferences (in Palm OS). Then those preferences would also have to easily be changed on the command line and be just as powerful. That way if you are on a system (say a server) with no video output you can still configure everything just as you would with a GUI. Then with some common configuration system new interfaces such as JavaFX could be used for example.