Re: [dev] sbase

From: Pierre Chapuis <>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2011 12:45:14 +0200

On Mon, 23 May 2011 11:05:55 +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:

> So where does this fit in? Okay, this is basically my computing
> tactic: simplifying my operating system to the point where I can
> actually understand what on Earth is going on. When I use a system
> like Ubuntu and Gnome, when shit breaks I have no idea what went
> wrong, and I tend to end up reinstalling everything. When I use a
> system like Debian and dwm, when shit breaks I say, "ohhh," and fix
> it, and it takes a couple of seconds. (X is an exception.) The
> simpler
> the internals, the easier it is to use, not because of anything on
> the
> surface -- though the manuals are rather easier to read -- but
> because
> you can clearly visualise the mechanisms inside whatever tools you
> are
> using.

If you push that to the extreme you want to understand how the kernel
works too. So you should make sure those tools work on Minix3 so that
you can achieve "big picture" understanding.

I don't understand why so few people on this list are interested in
Minix3. ~5k LOC for a POSIX-compatible kernel that can run most of
the software you need on a Unix box sounds nice to me.

Pierre 'catwell' Chapuis
Received on Tue May 24 2011 - 12:45:14 CEST

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