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: What for?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 12th Jun 2012 01:50 UTC in reply to "What for?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, that's probably the worlds' best reason why to do anything. As such, I'll cut her some slack. I personally dislike darwin/bsd userland, but admire the kernel.

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RE[2]: What for?
by zima on Tue 12th Jun 2012 05:56 in reply to "RE: What for?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Kernel of this project or of darwin/bsd? ;p Assuming the latter - isn't it some weird mix of Mach and BSD, despite hybridization still with not too stellar performance? (or maybe this bit, that I recall, was just something about the archaic Mac file system)

Edited 2012-06-12 05:56 UTC

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RE[3]: What for?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 12th Jun 2012 14:05 in reply to "RE[2]: What for?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I admire the FreeBSD kernel, always have. I never around to looking at the Darwin kernel. Linux isn't badly designed, IMHO, but it was the second one I really dug into.

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