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comp.os.minix > What would you like to see most in minix?
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Linus Benedict Torvalds
Aug 26 1991, 2:12 am   show options
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From: torva...@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds) - Find messages by this author
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Local: Sun, Aug 25 1991 4:57 pm
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
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Hello everybody out there using minix -

I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.  This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready.  I'd like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).

I've currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I'll get something practical within a few months, and
I'd like to know what features most people would want.  Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won't promise I'll implement them :-)

                Linus (torva...@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS.  Yes - it's free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that's all I have :-(.

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