Linked by Martin Husted Hartvig on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 13:36 UTC
Java JNode 0.2.6 has been released. "JNode is a free, open source Java technology based OS written fully in Java language (with a very small assembler nano-kernel). This release features over 99 percent java 6 api compatibility, hotswapping, nfs, hfs+, even more openJDK integration, jetty6 and of course bug fixes and improvements."
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Interesting
by CaptainPinko on Fri 22nd Feb 2008 20:57 UTC
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2005-07-21

IMHO, this is the most interesting hobby/experimental os this side of Microsfot's Singularity. After all, should we be able to move beyond *nix? It is over 30 years old.

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"Managed" OSes
by obsethryl on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 09:19 UTC
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2006-11-16

Are kind of interesting, both in theory and practice. No wonder you have so many projects revolving around these concepts.

Looking forward to see opensource developers succeed in all of their goals in these projects; results so far are promising.

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RE: "Managed" OSes
by tomcat on Sun 24th Feb 2008 07:49 UTC in reply to ""Managed" OSes"
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Are kind of interesting, both in theory and practice. No wonder you have so many projects revolving around these concepts. Looking forward to see opensource developers succeed in all of their goals in these projects; results so far are promising.


Yeah, there are a lot of things going in their favor...

Integrated security model
Ability to sandbox apps
Component model
Stability/robustness
Strong typing
Reflection/Discovery of interfaces
Metadata
Portable
Flexible
etc

Still, I wonder whether it will go beyond the hobby phase to actually being used. Looks promising.

Edited 2008-02-24 07:56 UTC

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Scala
by Saem on Mon 25th Feb 2008 16:27 UTC
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2005-07-06

Honestly, I think a language like Scala, might be quite killer on this platform. At least for me, it's one of the most exciting computer programming languages in a long time.

I'd be interested to see what they're doing for the compilation/optimisation/runtime, mind you, in that arena, I'd want to leverage LLVM.

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