Welcome to Tattam Software Enterprises Pty Ltd.
Tattam Software Enterprises Pty Ltd is a small company operating from quiet Hobart in Australia.
Our company builds and supports a range of Internet and development software including TCP/IP drivers and a range of other operating systems software.
Currently available is a DOS TCP/IP Driver conforming to the DOS TCP ABI specification and now includes support for IPv6.
Under development are range of operating system tools including a 64 bit Pascal compiler tool chain for Windows64® application and device driver development, alternative Windows TCP/IP drivers and CPU emulation tools for development of embedded operating system components (IA32 and AMD64). See News for more detail.
The brains behind Tattam Software Enterprises is Managing Director, Peter Tattam, author of the popular Trumpet Winsock and Trumpet Newsreader.
Our latest research has been into the use of functional languages for operating system development, in particular for kernel construction.
While it may seem a strange idea to choose to write an operating system kernel in a functional language, there are some distinct advantages in using functional design for such a task. In the modern Internet, security has become paramount, and there has been a strong drive to build systems which can be proven to be stable and free from exploitation due to insecure operating system design techniques. Functional programming, if implemented and used properly, can eliminate a wide range of exploits used to bypass operating system security.
However, it is a big challenge for a functional language to operate efficiently at a kernel level where typically an imperative language would be used instead. At the core of the efficiency improvements being explored are those of garbage collection and language design, and there has been some constructive progress.
There have been some useful spin-offs from this research with some recently developed tools for heap analysis and leak detection for applications written in Delphi, as well as a conservative heap manager replacement for Delphi using techniques based on the Boehm–Demers–Weiser garbage collector. We will soon be making a release of our Debugulator tool, an external Win32 debugger that can debug Delphi applications, including exploration and analysis of the FastMM heap. The tool can also be used to analyse Windows Minidumps from fully deployed executables.
If you would like to donate towards this research, you can use the following link. Due to PayPal account limitations, we are only able to accept payments, not donations. For taxation and regulatory reasons, these payments are treated as regular income and will not be tax-deductible.
Trumpet Software Intellectual Property Acquired
In Feb of 2008, the Intellectual Property of the Trumpet group of companies (including Trumpet Software International Pty Ltd), was transferred to Peter Tattam, owner of Tattam Software Enterprises Pty Ltd. As a result of the transfer, Tattam Software Enterprises is now the principal distributor and maintainer of the Trumpet suite of software products.
Some of the products on offer will be Trumpet Winsock, Trumpet Firesock, Trumpet Fanfare and PetrOS®.
Return to this site soon as more information becomes available.