Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 18:32 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The proposed design for Voyager, which aims to become an OS/2 replacement, is now available. "Voyager is the codename for the idea of having a replacement OS/2 on top of modern technology. This idea is the result of around 1.5 years of thinking a lot about what we can do in the future as current OS/2 and eComStation users. Note that it's absolutely impossible to convey what we plan to do in a few sentences. I made a speech on it at Warpstock Europe 2005 that, by itself, took 1.5 hours so you get the point." Read the Voyager FAQ to understand what it actually is and aims to become.
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by ktk- on Mon 16th Oct 2006 10:46 UTC
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2006-10-16

As the author of the current The Design of Voyager document I would like to comment a few things.

First, we do not want to rewrite OS/2. Everyone that would at least read the first few chapters in the book would get that, so before you post BS please read more than just a few FAQ entries.

Second, we do not want to replace Xorg. We plan to get rid of Xlib in mid-term but we also clearly write that this is not the plan right now because we have another focus first. I hope that we get there one day but we can release Voyager based on a X11 server as well. Note that we will most probably use the Xorg OpenGL backend in any case so we will not invent yet another backend (like Fresco).

Third, there is no plan to rewrite the OS/2 kernel or invent yet another new kernel. I hope to find some time soon to write some more details about the kernel in the according chapter. Voyager will work on about every POSIX compatible kernel and maybe one day we will ship some kind of a distribution with our favourite kernel. But that's far away...

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