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32 bit kernel written in Rust

“A tiny 32 bit kernel written in Rust. I was inspired to download Rust and try to do this after seeing zero.rs – a stub that lets Rust programs run almost freestanding. It paints the screen bright red and then hangs. That’s it.” Read More »

Wayland Live CD that starts directly to Wayland

“Today I pushed out a new ISO of my Wayland Live CD project, which is named for my favorite celebrity. For this new Wayland CD, I wrote a new login manager with Bash and Zenity and Expect (and Script) that fully runs on a Wayland server (weston). Now X is no longer involved in the boot process, and X does ... Read More »

GCC 4.8.0 vs. LLVM Clang 3.3 Compiler Performance

In preparation for the upcoming release of LLVM 3.3, here is an extensive round of C/C++ benchmarks from GCC 4.8.0, LLVM Clang 3.2, and LLVM Clang 3.3-rc1 to look at the Linux compiler performance. Benchmarks happened from three different systems bearing Intel Core i7 3960X, AMD FX-8350, and Intel Core i3 3217U processors for a diverse look at the performance. Read More »