August 2015 Meeting Notes
Compiled by Dave Jaffe
Contributions from Kevin Appert and others
SVFIG on Google+ Hangout:
url - tinyurl
(1:33:38) - afternoon
J1a SwapForth, J1a FPGA Processor, and the IceStorm Open
Source Tool Chain - James Bowman
James will present his J1a
SwapForth, J1a FPGA processor, and the IceStorm open source tool chain.
- The CPU is a J1a - a trimmed-down version of the J1.
- The interactive Forth system is a much-reduced version of
built for the J1a.
- " The trimming-down is motivated by the very low-end FPGA,
the Lattice iCE40 Ultra /
is available in a 1.4x1.4 mm package for $1.39.
- " The project is built using
IceStorm, a complete open source
tool chain for these Lattice FPGAs.
Haiku Monthly - Brad Nelson
"Join our monthly
voyage into the kaleidoscopic world of Forth Haiku. Catch the news, views, and
hues of the latest Haiku gems."
We ate at
Express since The Treehouse was
closed for rennovations.
Introductions, Rumors, and Gossip
New Things - Audience Participation
be similar to Dave's "Interesting Items" presentations, but you are encouraged
to find and contribute one or two items yourself. Here are the items
RapidIO and its Future Application in the Kestrel-3 -
Samuel A. Falvo II
Sam will talk about RapidIO, a packet-switched
fabric interconnect. What will it do for Kestrel-3?
A Better USB Multi-Boot - John E. Harbold
will present a better way to partition a USB hard disk to boot both 32-bit and
64-bit versions of Fedora 22 and 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) with update
capability of GRUB across all partitions.
Clean Up and Adjourn
Ad Hoc - Engineering Videos, SVFIG Meeting
RerunsSuggested items included:
- Forth for MSP430
- Forth Tutorials
- Forth CPUs
- Forth Articles and Blogs
- Forth Programming Books
- Forth Jobs - submitted by Dennis Ruffer
- Other Jobs
- Forth People
- Misc Forth Stuff
quad-core computer Odroid rivals Raspberry Pi
- Introducing a
- Recollections of
Early Chip Development at Intel
- Software Applications
- Space Applications
- Programming Languages other than Forth
Programming Languages That Lost Their Mojo -
- An Empty
Event-Driven Daemon in C
wish Ruby and Python stopped changing so much - Wojciech Adam Koszek
- Operating Systems
- Windows 10
vs Standard Comparison
- Other Books
- Manuals & Documentation
- Surplus Houses
- Trade Shows
- Personal Computer History