Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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RE[6]: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by Neolander on Mon 17th May 2010 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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"But about processes, I might get a lot though ;) It's an inherent part of my microkernel + isolated design."

I trust that you've thoroughly studied the original Gnu Hurd design, and clearly understand why that proved impractical.

No. Got some doc about it ?

By the way, have you considered working on the new Hurd instead of your own kernel?

No. It seems to me that if they got no serious results in so much years, there must be some organisational nightmare around, which I don't want to get into. Moreover, we don't target the same goal : the Hurd team is looking for a cleaner UNIX, which I'd gladly run on my computer instead of Linux if it's finally released with some serious apps running on top of it. I'm trying to make a true GUI-oriented desktop OS (something more in the vein of Haiku, but without the BeOS legacy). Hurd aims at making some next-generation OS. I aim at making a current-gen OS, only one which works better ;)

Or working on Canonical's new Linux startup manager?

No. I'll never, ever, do something for Canonical, given the way Shuttleworth treats his team. And I want to play with various parts of OS development, not just system startup.

Collaboration generally beats the pants off of a lone wolf. I realize it's a trade-off - the lone wolf, even pants-less, is often happier than a pack member, but the pack brings down the big game.

Yup. I consider going in Haiku development if this attempt fails. But at the moment, I'm happy playing with some bleeding-edge code that's fully under my own control. And some experience in low-level programming will be useful if I start contributing to another OS project someday instead.

Edited 2010-05-17 14:57 UTC

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