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MiNT is Not TOS: A Multitasking Operating System Extension for the Atari ST

Copyright 1990,1991,1992 Eric R. Smith.
Copyright 1992,1993,1994 Atari Corporation
All rights reserved.

THE MiNT SOURCE CODE IS PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE, AS IS. ATARI
CORPORATION AND ERIC R. SMITH MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR
WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS CODE, AND IN PARTICULAR
SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTIBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. USE THIS
CODE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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Here is the source code for the current version of MiNT. There are
lots of changes, of course, but no docs. Sorry. The "changes" file
does provide a useful list of things that have changed since previous
versions of MiNT. My apologies to anyone whose patches made it into
the code, but who wasn't acknowledged in the "changes" file.

Many thanks to Michael Hohmuth for maintaining the "mega-patches" for
MiNT 1.10 and 1.11, and for all the members of the MiNT mailing list who have
contributed bug fixes and new features to MiNT; without their support
and hard work, MiNT 1.12 would probably not exist!

Please read the notice in "copying" carefully. This code is completely
unsupported; you use it at your own risk.

COMPILER NOTES:

gcc 2.3.3 works fine

gcc 2.5.x causes problems in proc.c; MiNTs compiled with gcc 2.5.x don't
    work with MultiTOS (and probably have other problems, too)

Pure C should work (it may need a few tweaks)

Lattice is untested

Sozobon is right out; you need an ANSI compiler to be able to build MiNT.


OTHER NOTES:

The "MiNT library" which is available from various FTP servers is an
*application* library; it is definitely NOT needed to build the kernel.
In fact, the MiNT kernel uses virtually no library functions at all;
the few that it does use are sufficiently generic that any decent C
library should supply adequate versions.

You can build the MiNT kernel on a plain TOS system; you don't need to
already have MiNT running.