Meeting: Peter Naulls – The Unix Porting Project

September 2004

Peter Naulls, the driving force behind the Unix Porting Project which is bringing useful software to the RISC OS platform, came up from Cambridgeshire to tell us a bit more about it. At present, the Peter’s focus is on developing a library on RISC OS to make the task of porting software from Unix to our platform less difficult – essentially by making the software believe that it is still running on a Unix system. He was able to demonstrate a number of applications running natively on the RISC OS desktop, albeit with some unfamiliar window furniture, as well as providing the developers amongst us with more technical information.