Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 16:58 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes So, I've been sitting on this one for a few days now, since I decided to let the sensationalist headlines pass by before I took a stab at it. Developer Christina B. has started - and released code for - an amazingly intriguing project: implementing Darwin/BSD on top of the Linux kernel. Just to make this absolutely clear: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. Let me reiterate: it's not her intention to allow iOS applications to run on this new, hybrid system. This, however, does not make this project any less interesting.
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RE: Confused. Help!!
by Sodki on Mon 11th Jun 2012 23:22 UTC in reply to "Confused. Help!!"
Sodki
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It's all a bit beyond my level of understanding. Doesn't Darwin already have a kernel (XNU/Mach + BSD bits & bobs)? So here we're having a kernel on top of another kernel? Or is it just a BSD userland on top of a Linux kernel?


From my understanding, what she's doing is implementing some of Darwin's interfaces and capabilities on Linux. With that you have the kernel. The userland comes from Darwin/BSD.

I wonder if GNUstep's libraries can be used to fill some gaps...

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