Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 00:45 UTC, submitted by pablo_marx
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Ever wanted a simple, compact, small, yet usable and relatively full-featured operating system using a SunOS kernel with most of its utilities written in Ada? Whatever the answer, now you can. "AuroraUX is a SunOS-derived kernel and userland. The core of the project are its utilities written in Ada. Other, poorly implemented features have been fixed or rewritten, too. Ada was chosen over other languages because it sucks the least." At least they're honest.
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Good work!
by moondevil on Thu 12th Mar 2009 08:42 UTC
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I am all for projects such as this.

C is a very nice language but has a few quircks we all know, so it is nice to see projects making use of more safer languages.

Ada might never get a mainstream language because of its complexity, which is less than C++ by the way, but it has a bad name around many developers.

Me personally, I am more for the mixed paradigm languages that mix OOP with FP, statically based but do allow a metaprogramming as well.

Still this is a very nice project and I hope that they get far. C is not the only language to write OSs on.

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