Talk:Wish List

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I was thinking it would be good if we could post bounties on the wish list - money we offer for someone to create or complete an article or sections of an article. We could also do another Wiki prize pool - e.g. top editor for the month gets an OSDev book of their choice. I would be more than happy to help contribute towards the prize. --MessiahAndrw 19:51, 20 May 2012 (CDT)


I bumped EFI up to the "high priority" list. Apparently Intel have stated that all firmware for "sandy bridge" chipsets must use UEFI, and motherboard manufacturers are switching fast. It'd be sad if hobbyist OS developers failed to make the transition to EFI and suffer the same fate as the BIOS. Brendan 08:33, 22 July 2011 (UTC)

I kind of into it - User:Griwes/UEFI_Bare_bones, but more as documentation of experiments with it I'm going to conduct soon in my project. I've only done basic setup with UDK description, but I'm going to go further into this soon. As it's what my kernel requires, I'll probably cover getting memory map and converting it to E820, switching video mode to LFB and loading files from disk; it doesn't sound that bad, but most probably it will take much time to get something reasonable out of UEFI specs and that crappy C-wannabe-C++ interface. Griwes 12:35, 5 July 2012 (CDT)

Filesystems Galore

Do we need to have all the Unknown filesystems in the sidebar. I can imagine UDF on the wishlist, but Ext4 and the flash filesystems don't really need a page of their own - they are way beyond what is necessary. Would it be a good idea if we move Ext4 and the flash filesystems to low priority (and remove them from the template). UDF and Ext3 can stay where they are since these are much more useful IMO. - Combuster 21:07, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Completed Items

I posted an ATA driver as requested in the Urgent section, and I created an x86 Memory Map as reqested in the Less Urgent section. Removed both items from the wishlist. - Bewing 21:58, 14 May 2008 (CDT)

Scrapped items

  • tutorial on parsing ASCII configuration file, in assembly and C (.INI format, etc.)
Is this really related to OSDev? And surely after you've got the file open, any semi-competent programmer could somehow stumble through finding a value anyway. Jackscott 08:54, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Agreed and scrapped - Off topic on an OS development forum. If you need that, you IMO shouldn't be here taking this subject. - Combuster 12:17, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

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