Linked by robertson on Sat 16th Jul 2011 21:41 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes "Plan 9 has been forked to start a development out of the Bell Labs (or whatever they are called these days...). This true community-approach allows further development of Plan 9, even if the shrinking resources at Bell-Labs for Plan 9 are vanishing. The homepage and the code can be both found at Google code. You can boot 9front from the regulary built live cd or build the binaries in your existing Plan 9 installation. Installation instructions and further information can be obtained at the 9front wiki."
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RE: Comment by cb88
by robertson on Sun 17th Jul 2011 07:20 UTC in reply to "Comment by cb88"
robertson
Member since:
2010-04-30

what the crap is this... I thought the current plan9 development was heading for the upcoming release of osprey?


Is there a link (or even a mailing list archive or newsgroup) where one can read about this?

Edited 2011-07-17 07:29 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by cb88
by ronaldst on Sun 17th Jul 2011 08:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by cb88"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

You can read about it using Noah “Sape” Evans' Osprey slides:

http://5e.iwp9.org/slides/osprey.pdf

New protocol too:

http://proness.kix.in/misc/%CF%80p-v2.pdf

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RE[3]: Comment by cb88
by eekee on Sun 17th Jul 2011 09:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cb88"
eekee Member since:
2007-12-17

"Cat went to Berkley and came back waving flags" is a well-known complaint amongst Plan 9 users who generally appreciate small tools which do one job and do it well. Plan 9's tools are not only minimal, they extremely adaptable because of their minimalism. Pouring on features such as was done in the development of πp destroys that flexibility. πp is one of the worst examples of breaking Plan 9, so much so that some members of the community say they are still trying to bleach it from their brains.

Cat went to Berkley and came back waving flags, but 9p went to Amsterdam and came back with multiple personality disorder.

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