FreeNOS

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

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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 svn.hunix.nl 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 http://freenos.googlecode.com/svn FreeNOS

v0.0.1 Released


Yesterday, 13th of June 2009, we released the first version of FreeNOS! It was announced on Freshmeat.net 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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