Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd May 2007 22:55 UTC
General Unix GNU/Fiwix is a 32-bit x86 operating system kernel based on the Unix architecture and fully focused on being Linux compatible. It is designed exclusively for educational purposes, so the kernel code is kept as simple as possible for the benefit of students. In the latest version, the virtual memory manager code has been improved to support SVGAlib-based applications and to add the ability to mmap() physical addresses. The way to map physical addresses in the /dev/mem driver has been improved. The mmap() and readpage() methods have been added to the VFS structure. Among other improvements in the VFS layer, the code to build with gcc 4.x has been fixed.
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Source code?
by Maciek on Thu 3rd May 2007 03:02 UTC
Maciek
Member since:
2005-11-15

Forgive me if I'm not looking hard enough, but where is the source code available? Judging from the inclusion of "GNU" in the operating system's name, I would guess that source is -- uhm, released under the GPL.

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RE: Source code?
by Mikaku on Thu 3rd May 2007 08:02 in reply to "Source code?"
Mikaku Member since:
2007-05-03

The inclusion of the word "GNU" in the OS name means that the OS is indeed using GNU software (in the user space) and hence its complete name GNU/Fiwix, but does not mean nothing about the license of the other name "Fiwix".

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RE: Source code?
by holywood on Thu 3rd May 2007 10:53 in reply to "Source code?"
holywood Member since:
2006-09-25

License
The Fiwix kernel will be publicly available under an open license when it reach the 1.0 version.

mmmm. I would like to see the code now, since it *is* small !

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