After seeing the news about RedHat Linux discontinuing all support for versions 7-8 and 9, Andrew and I have been wondering about our Rotor/Linux port. Does it make sense to continue our RedHat Linux/Rotor research when RedHat is dropping all support? We have both learned a lot from the the Linux port, so it is not for loss.
For now, I will be looking at porting (or patching, really) tests of Rotor on the BSDs. In particular FreeBSD 5.1 (as I mentioned previously) as well as the latest flavor of OpenBSD.
Andrew is looking more at porting to a new OS other than Linux. I also am very interested in this as well, and I know we will continue to learn from each other and share notes as we learn more about the internals of the CLR and how best to port/patch Rotor.
Regarding OpenBSD, this DevelopMentor [DOTNET-ROTOR] list entry a year ago points to an attempt to compile Rotor on OpenBSD that failed because of the lack of dladdr, that is required by Rotor. I am wondering if the situation has changed? Time for some research ...
Update2: In my comments, Eric is encouraging us to look at other Linux versions, not just RedHat, for a kernel port of Rotor. Andrew and I agree, that we should do an about-face now and still look at the Linux kernel.