ARM support question

Hello fellow Haikuers (Haikuites?),

I’m going to be purchasing the new Touch Book by Always Innovating (assuming they actually ship the thing like they say they will) this month. It is my understanding that this netbook/tablet will be powered by a Beagleboard-based system running a TI OMAP 5430 ARM chip, and i’m curious if anyone here has done any work with running Haiku on ARM chips. I know in the past there was some limited discussion of this on the mailing lists, but it’s been awhile since i’ve heard anything. If any of you know anything about it or could point me in the right direction to look, i’d be much obliged.

For Google Summer of Code 2009, Johannes Wischert is working on a port of Haiku to ARM, specifically the gumstix Overo Water and Tobi expansion boards. More information is at his blog.

Awesome, thanks for the info! I’ll be following Johannes work excitedly.

I think that the ARM port of Haiku might become even more popular than the x86 version in the future when everyone’s getting small, fanless, cheap nettablets/netbooks. There will be a need for a fast operatingsystem for those kind of devices.