Bug 86520 - Enhancement: eCos needs a shell
Summary: Enhancement: eCos needs a shell
Alias: None
Product: eCos
Classification: Retired
Component: Other
Version: CVS
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Larmour
QA Contact: Jonathan Larmour
Depends On:
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Reported: 2003-03-25 01:26 UTC by Jonathan Larmour
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-20 16:22:07 UTC

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Description Jonathan Larmour 2003-03-25 01:26:51 UTC
This is an enhancement requested at FOSDEM 2003. Here's an excerpt from a mail
message about this:

 * A shell! This has come up before and we kept telling people it's
inappropriate without processes, safe thread control (can you _really_ just
suspend/restart threads?), and frequently no filesystem. But people said we
should consider it as infrastructure so that _they_ can add shell stuff that
they want to.

Someone mentioned dash as a starting point... see
<http://v2dash.hypermart.net/>... but looking at it that can't have been right.
More relevant may be that it gives an idea of the commands a custom shell we
supplied _could_ provide.

A second but much more interesting idea IMO is to port TCLSH! That would be very
powerful, it's very portable, was even originally designed for an embedded
system. I like this idea a lot. It probably came from Bart of course ;-)
although I can't remember for sure.

Comment 1 Alex Schuilenburg 2003-06-20 16:22:07 UTC
This bug has moved to http://bugs.ecos.sourceware.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86520

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