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edfed



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hello all,

the editor contacted me about the V2 of the french assembly langage book i've made in 2011.

i'd like to discuss here about what is really worth to write a new version in french.
and what can justify a new book in french where everybody in the world of programming uses the english langage.

maybe i can improve the adaptation and translation of manuals and instruction sets.

a guide for debug using asm symbols...

a multilangage book also, in italian, german, spanish, ....

let me know what you think about it...
Post 03 Aug 2022, 12:34
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revolution
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I personally like to see more stuff in other languages. Broaden the appeal.

But I don't read French, so perhaps I am not really qualified to opine on it.
Post 04 Aug 2022, 08:38
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edfed



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for the moment, my idea is to write about boot, os theory, application, librairies and give practical examples and exercises.
also, i'd like a reference about structures, libs, instruction sets, calling conventions and interface with hll.

the current project is like that:


ASMx86(++)
Code:
Basics (10 pages)
    1. Electronic
    2. Logic
    3. Memory
    4. Processor principle 
Machine (20 pages)
    1. CPU
    2. CPU modes 
    3. x86 registers
    4. Extensions
    5. Memory
    6. Ports

Hardware (20 pages)
    1. Keyboard 
    2. VGA controler
    3. Mouse
    4. PIT
    5. RTC
    6. PIC
    7. HD controler
    8. Communication ports
    9. GPU
    10. Other ressources

Instruction sets (100++ pages)
    1. History 
    2. 16 bits base
    3. X87
    4. General instructions
    5. 32 bits
    6. SIMD 
    7. 64 bits and more.

Programer interface (150 pages)
    1. Assembly language
    2. HLL
    3. Abstraction and librairies

BOOT→ OS (100 pages)
    1. Bootloader
    2. Memory management
    3. Peripheral management
    4. Process management
    5. Interface with the machine
    6. Security

OS → Application (50 pages)

    1. Files
    2. Developpement
    3. Interface with OS
    4. Installation and updates
    5. Flaws, virus, trojans, etc.
    6. Executables

    


the number of pages is just an estimation...

of course, the content of this sumary is subject to evolve.

i'd like to reference the interrupts, the uefi ,and so on.

this job will force me to read, code and try a lot of stuff but i think it would be very cool.
and if i make a sort of free version in paralel, like a very personnal content, with my own style, i'll have fun to do it.

then feel free to submit ehancements of the summary cause i'm sure i miss a lot of awsome things, and talks about useless stuff.
Post 11 Sep 2022, 20:28
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FlierMateI



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You must be very knowledgeable to cover all the topics in your book.
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From my experience, just describing basic booting and memory management plus a little bit of further possible architectural decisions for an MS-DOS-like OS is around 120 pages, if you’re willing to explain anything with examples, not just copy-and-paste general information from other sources. And all that is for students who already have experience writing programs in FASM, so I had no need to describe x86 instruction set, FASM-specific stuff, etc.
Post 12 Sep 2022, 09:35
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edfed



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yes, i'll try to make it convenient and maybe i will get my os functionnal in paralell to this book, in order to apply and try the knowledge i'll have to get to write it
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idle



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Kolibri os, imho, a good example set|base
I wish you creative inspiration, health and good mood
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