Re: [dev] Interesting post about X11

From: Robert Ransom <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:29:01 -0700

On Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:05:03 +0200
Alexander Teinum <> wrote:

> That did cause some reactions.
> The reason why I brought this up is because I for a year have been
> working on a personal project named Brevity, and I have been
> experimenting with the idea of basing an OS on a web browser engine on
> top of Linux.

Nuke it.

> But that’s not the goal of the OS – it’s just one possible way to
> reach the goal. The technical goal is to have a system with as clean
> architecture as possible. For the user, the goal is to have a UI that
> doesn’t get in the way. I have been playing around with MVC patterns
> in native DOM JavaScript (by that I mean that I don’t use libraries)
> for some time, but issues such as JavaScript not having an
> import-statement has made me look for workarounds. I’m not sure if
> it’s worth it. Judging from the the general opinion of this
> discussion, it’s definitely not worth it. :)

Use Scheme. See Scheme 48 <> for a nice, simple
implementation to start hacking on.

> So I’m not sure what will happen to my project. I’d really just like
> to have my computer as simple as possible. I love dwm because of its
> simplicity, and right now I would like to have the same kind of
> simplicity in the lower layers.

Then get into the hardware business and start selling reliable hardware
with simple interfaces.

Robert Ransom

Received on Tue Jun 15 2010 - 20:29:01 UTC

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