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Re: Let's do some coding :-)

From: ness
Subject: Re: Let's do some coding :-)
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 09:14:53 +0200
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Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 21:09 +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:

    1. Why do we need *another* POSIX OS? What real value can it

Because rewriting the 300 something GNU projects is not realistic.

This is an argument for a compatibility layer. Perhaps for more than
one. It is not an argument for recreating POSIX as a core system.

When I said
Yes. One of our aimes is to build a unix replacing OS.
I tried to point to this compatibility layer. Of course we use capabilities in the core, but the POSIX layer has to support acl based access control.

    2. Shouldn't we be looking forward rather than backward?

POSIX is old strong horse, no reason to shoot her.

POSIX is a doddering mare, well past due for the glue factory.



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