Wed Jul 15 17:35:03 CEST 2009

Bootstrapping through simulators

Check out this[1] and this[2].  It might be an interesting way to get
going with the Spartan-3A, figure out a good way to make porting
Staapl to other architectures simpler and get Staapl gegenwind.

Next steps:

  - figure out how to build System09 using the xilinx tools.  it looks
    like there are makefiles provided so now i just need to get the
    general idea of how a fpga design is built up from source files.

  - get a 6809 simulator[5] to hook into Staapl for testing a code
    generator.  the Forth machine model could be gotten from

Looks like[6] Hans is looking into porting to the Spartan-3A board!.
Actually, this is old news.  It is ported (as can be read on [1]).

Dikke vette kluif!

[1] http://code.google.com/p/rekonstrukt/
[2] http://members.optushome.com.au/jekent/system09/index.html
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6809
[4] http://home.hccnet.nl/anij/xedni.html
[5] http://koti.mbnet.fi/~atjs/mc6809/
[6] http://netzhansa.blogspot.com/2009/03/rekonstrukt-progress-midi-drum-machine.html