Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Oct 2017 21:40 UTC, submitted by AaronMiller
Mac OS X

Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time.

The code was pushed to Apple's open source site, as well as to their official GitHub mirror.

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I don't see any code the for APFS
by Anon on Tue 3rd Oct 2017 08:06 UTC
Anon
Member since:
2006-01-02

It's just a dump of the generic kernel crap. Nice of them to open source it, but next to useless to anybody (hence why they open sourced it)

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

For microprocessor freaks this dump provides important insight about the Apple SoC: hardware registers, bug workarounds, etc.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Agreed... unless they do their development in the open it's just a code dump. Looking at their commits, it's literally just tarballs shoehorned into a Git repo.

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FlyingJester Member since:
2016-05-11

It's not really useless. It's the entire kernel, GRUB can boot it, several init systems work on it, and most of the GNU userland (at least certain versions) run on it, including X11.

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