Software Overview

The Whizz80 computer software library is rather bare at the moment due to the system simply not existing as of yet.

While you could develop on a virtual machine or a simulator, I have not found one as of yet that is suitable for a custom hardware platform such as the Whizz80. Once the hardware is at a level where simple programs can run on it software should then become available to run on it.

So in the meantime I can outline some goals

System Software

  • A Hardware monitor
  • Any Hardware specific drivers
  • Hardware test routines
  • Common ROM routines and tools
  • WhizzOS (a custom Forth based operating system)
  • Basic (port)
  • CPM (port)

Application Software

  • Basic based Applications
  • Forth based Applications