This website is about FreeNOS (Free Niek's Operating System). FreeNOS is an experimental microkernel operating system for learning purposes, licensed under the GPLv3.



Happy Summer Holiday!

The sun shines outside: summer is coming! Most of us are packing to leave for a well-deserved holiday somewhere on an unknown island not be mentioned here ;-) Anyway, work has already started on the next release, and maybe we'll have our 0.0.4 ready end of this month. I wish everyone a happy holiday, and meanwhile enjoy our news entry on!

v0.0.3 Released

This version includes a new filesystem written from scratch: LinnFS. It is roughly based on the Extended FileSystem. It is now used as the root filesystem on the LiveCD instead of Ext2. Additionally, the notion of current directory has been implemented. Finally, this release has also been tested on the latest Nexenta distribution.

v0.0.2 Released

This version contains bugfixes, enhancements and new minor features. The system can now be compiled on many recent host platforms, including various Linux distrubitions (Gentoo, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora), FreeBSD 7.2, OpenBSD 4.5, NetBSD 5.0, DragonFly BSD 2.2.1, StormOS and OpenSolaris 2009.06. Several new functions where added to the libraries including the fork() POSIX-1.2008 function, which is now used to fork server processes into the background. Additionally a working URI parser was added to libparse. Finally, in this release the Ext2Create program was added to generate new Extended 2 FileSystems as a regular user, and replaces the external dependency on genext2fs. Also see the full ChangeLog for details.

Website moving to TransIP

End of this week the website, including bugtracker, will move to our new hosting provider: TransIP. It may happen that the website and/or bugtracker will be temporarily unavailable during the time it is moved to TransIP.

Subversion repository moved to Google Code

We have moved our SVN repository to Google Code, as it provides us with a huge storage capacity (1G), reliability and hopefully good uptimes, which may not be able to provide at all times. Because the repository has changed and we used svnsync to import the project into Google Code, you need to get a fresh checkout of the repository. (Note that svn switch .relocate does not work in this case):

$ svn checkout FreeNOS

v0.0.1 Released

Yesterday, 13th of June 2009, we released the first version of FreeNOS! It was announced on most of the day, on top of the page :D We got about ~400 projects clicks, ~150 URL clicks, and ~30 downloads: not bad! Visit our Freshmeat project page here.

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