Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Aug 2001 05:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS AtheOS is a modern, free (GPLed) Operating System written from scratch in C++. A big chunk of the OS is POSIX compliant, supports multiprocessing and it is GUI-oriented (fully OOP). Today we are hosting an interesting interview with the AtheOS creator, Kurt Skauen. Kurt is talking about his views on binary compatibility in future versions, multithreading and the future of his OS in general.
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by Jean-Baptiste Queru on Fri 31st Aug 2001 01:10 UTC

Yep, I'm behind Nick Lamb on that one, even though I didn't want to speak first, not being a Unix guru (but, I mean, not at all). Linux provides a number of methods to write asynchronous code, including threads, select() (which allows for asynchronous IO) and signals (which allow for synchronous delivery of asynchronous messages). As for "lead kernel hackers" at Be, well, I'd say that people like Erich Ringewald (co-author of the MacOS multifinder) and Bob Herold (former leader of the Mac firmware group, IIRC) would definitely qualify. And what some other people have done at Be should now also qualify them for the title of "famous kernel hacker". --jbq