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Emulator or Testbed?

Emulator
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Emulator, only because I don't have a testbed.
2 (28.6%)
Testbed
4 (57.1%)
Huh?
0 (0%)

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Testbed vs Emulator!
« on: June 19, 2005, 07:46:05 PM »
Well, do you prefer a testbed box, or an emulator? Emulators have nice debugging information unavailable on a testbed box, because its lower level than any debugger, but a testbed box is sometimes better, because emulators are after all only emulators of a real box.

For myself, I usually test in MS VirtualPC, because JoeOS loads a lot faster on 2.4GHz than on 166MHz, but I often test new big stuff on poptart, my testbed box.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.


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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2005, 09:21:06 PM »
Testbed... as in another computer to test it on?
And like a fool I believed myself, and thought I was somebody else...

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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2005, 09:49:56 PM »
I plan on using both, emulator will be used when changing things and such. When I have a semi stable version it will be tested on a test bed.
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2005, 12:02:40 AM »
A testbed is the OSDev term for another computer. In my case, that is poptart, my compaq.
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2005, 08:49:35 PM »
A testbed is the OSDev term for another computer. In my case, that is poptart, my compaq.
OMG it's restricted to OSDev?  WTF?!?  I've been using that term all this time for general software testing!  WTF was I THINKING?!  Everyone is going to think I'm a freaking moron now!!!!1!!!1eleven!1!!!
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2005, 05:42:08 PM »
Lub MyndFyre.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.


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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2005, 06:41:28 PM »
Lub MyndFyre.

;-)

On that note, I like VirtualPC.  It's handy, and if you've got sufficient memory for it to not need to use the swapfile, you could easily do a dump of all kernel and non-kernel memory.  Fun stuff :)
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2005, 06:53:09 PM »
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2005, 01:26:41 AM »
MyndFyre, mind giving me some info on the memory dump? Sounds fun.
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Re: Testbed vs Emulator!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2005, 01:48:31 PM »
You can use CurrProcess to dump the memory of your VirtualPC process.
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