almost bungled Dilbertianly by a team of highy trained chip design experts
rescued again by Chuck Moore and his Magic Colorforth hand-coded chip design system
fab fab quantities
sample board on my desk
dev environment wants windows or linux + modern USB
my only win machine is win2k
USB not supported by closed-source Forth dev env on 2k
my Intel OS is OpenBSD
not supported by closed-source Forth dev env
So there you have the problem matrix. Turns out that there was at one time a lot of work done on an unsupported GForth environment that is essentially the same code. We're saved, apparently. Digging for the GForth resources now.
My saga with this part (I may have to get better at digital hardware design to actually do anything terribly clever with it) will undoubtedly stretch into 2009 and generate many bloggings. Stay tuned.
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