There are a number of documents available:
* Release documentation
Pointers to various resources, with a focus on getting VSTa installed.
* [Release|Release Notes]
A running list of major changes.
"An Overview of the VSTa Microkernel" by Andy Valencia
A description by David Jeske of the unique and highly flexible protection system of VSTa.
* [Cap2|More Capabilities]
A companion paper by Andy Valencia with nuts and bolts details of configuring
Details of how VSTa creates processes.
"SCSI Device Driver Writer's Guide" by Mike Larson.
Describes an optional contiguous allocation filesystem.
"An Introduction to the VSTa Filesystem Protocol"<br>
Eric Jacobs describes microkernel messages which implement filesystem I/O.
"What to do When Your Kernel Crashes"<br>
Basic tasks needed to gather enough information for a kernel hacker to help you.
Somewhat outdated, but still containing interesting technical details of
how a microkernel boots.
* How To
Describes how to install VSTa 1.6.8 in VMWare.
Archive of general discussions, not archived elsewhere.
When you start writing code for (or under) VSTa, these papers might be useful:
A mix of philosophy and mundane things (like coding styles).
How to be a better C programmer, by Henry Spencer.
A recipe for building a server which supports select().