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 Sun 16th May 2010 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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Good luck, but why is so wrong with every existing IDE out there (Netbeans, KDE4).

Nothing at all. It's just that I want something like Delphi on the older windows days : an IDE targeting a specific OS toolkit, and making development for it dead easy. KDevelop and Netbeans are not tools for the same purpose.

If you think that you can do better than the thousands of programmers and researchers working on say, Linux, I am waiting eagerly to see the fruits of your efforts.

Yes, I think I can, but in only some areas. I don't try to compete with them on areas like hardware support, but since I start from scratch, I can avoid some of the mistakes made in Linux's history.

An easy example : as the responsibility gets higher, code should get smaller. That's one of the basic principles to apply when having reliability and security in mind. Now look at the linux kernel and at X11. Do you think that this principle is applied, here ?

But remember, two things. Release early, release often.

If I get a working microkernel, I'll start making a full website on sourceforge, clean up my doc and make it complete enough for everyone, and finally release source code. In meantime, it's just not worth the effort, in my opinion.

Some rambling and design docs about user experience goals and kernel features can be found here :

Let other people take a look at your grandiose plans. Your wonderful world-changing plans might not as revolutionary or new or even as great as you think them in your head.

Probably not. Especially considering my #1 source of inspiration : merciless stealing good ideas from everyone. If you just have a look at Modern Operating Systems, you already find a lot of interesting ideas that aren't currently in use in desktop operating systems, but could do wonders.

I don't plan to change the world at the moment. Just to prove that changing it is doable without being a big corp or a genius ;)

This is not to discourage you from creating the "next big thing", but being open should keep yourself motivated and intellectually honest as it means that you will be willing to cross-check your design decisions.

That's why I opened a blog in fact : when something is misty in my head, writing it and publishing it allows me to keep things clean.

Best of luck

Thanks ;)

Edited 2010-05-16 19:23 UTC

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