Unununium 111 is a completely new approach to OS developement. Using 100% x86 assembly code and the VoiD architecture, the system is completely hot-pluggable to any system and without a kernel of its own which makes it extremely dynamic. The unununium project is an effort at creating a highly dynamic environment, that can be molded into various systems capable of sharing parts, thus simplifying and reducing the time needed to develop many closely related, but not identical, specialized operating systems. Their goal is to develop a set of tools with related documentation that other projects will be able to use.
First Operating Engine Without a Kernel
Submitted by Lukas Demetz 2001-09-07 OS News 9 Comments
An operating system with out a kernel? Very odd. This sounds like (just from breifly skiming the website) it could be very intersting. I wonder what it’s first use will be. It seems like some one is putting together a gameing OS with this (among other things)…
>An operating system with out a kernel? Very odd.
This is because it is not an operating system, but an operating engine.
Pretty similar to what an OS does, with the difference that it works on top of existing OSes instead of being stand alone.
> “First Operating Engine Without a Kernel”
The concept of a de-kernelised operating system isn’t new, and a couple of them are out there in a wild, not to mention Athene and the Pandora Engine, which have been out of beta for some time now. The Qube also fits in this category, and OS News mentioned it just last week!
Eugenia, I can only assume that you didn’t write the title for this article. I know that you know better than this :-).
>Eugenia, I can only assume that you didn’t write the title for this article. I know that you know better than this :-).
True. I used the header exactly as it was submitted by Lukas Demetz. My bad, sorry. 😮
“This is because it is not an operating system, but an operating engine. ”
Doh! I miss read, oops!
“Pretty similar to what an OS does, with the difference that it works on top of existing OSes instead of being stand alone. ”
The exokernel concept is hardly new. Almost any low-volume embedded project uses this method of coding by necessity. Nor is this the first or only project of its kind, notable examples being ExOS and Mungi. Still, as an assembler project it has some interest.
Ok, I’ve been monitoring this project since it’s beginning and probably before that too. The OS is standalone it does not run on top of any other OS.
Don’t know where you got that idea.
Operating Engine is the core of an OS that people build onto to make an OS.
e.g. Linux kernel is OE, RedHat takes Linux Kernel and packages it with software GUI, and libraries to get Linux running as a Desktop “OS”.
Yes obviously it’s not the first Operating System that has had the “idea” of no Kernel, (VOID) architecture but it is the only operating system in development still or “active” that is being developed kerneless.
If you guys have any more questions and want your fight resolved get a IRC client, irc.openprojects.net port: 6667 channel: #uuu
There you will get all your questions answered.
Uuu is the _first_ project to use the VOiD architecture, that i can garantee seeing how the lead coder of Uuu is also the designer of VOiD. Its not an exo-kernel. I think its time for some people to go to kernel-school, then read why Uuu doesnt have a kernel (it doesnt!). Also… just to clarify, Uuu doesnt go OVER an existing OS, but it goes UNDER a new one. You take the Uuu core/cells as a basis for a new OS, and build from there. It would be very hard, if not impossible to port an entire existing OS to use Uuu.
Hey guys I just realised that in 1970 some guy named Allan thought of some whacked out cool way of programming software, something like an Organic system. I just think it’s funny that all you morons out there took 30-40 years to realise that this guy maybe “knew something” something that you don’t know!
Now why don’t you guys pull up your socks and help out some of these projects that are struggling to deal with you Microsoft infected bastards. heheh.. Microsoft good god, what a useless company with too much money and no brains. Hey guys look! Apple released a new gui lets look at it find out whats good and add it to our GUI, and look linux has some good ideas too lets make them both look bad by writing software based on them that doesn’t work at all!
Move on guys projects don’t have to be owned by big mofo companies small projects work just as well as arrogant and ignorant billionaires.
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