[modular-debian] Re: More thoughts on Plan 9 and GUIs

  • From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: modular-debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 23:01:20 -0500

David L. Craig wrote:

With the GUI out of the way, we can focus on the user-space system.
My proposals for that foundation are Plan 9 and Go (with C
for the performance parts).

ummm folks... before starting to chant "plan 9" it would behoove us to understand what plan 9 actually is

it's primarily an extension of core concepts, specifically:
- extending the concept of all objects as files or file systems
- incorporating network communications more thoroughly
- adding the notion of private namespaces

it's a step beyond Unix, and a good one, but probably not a starting point for "a more modular Debian ecosystem"

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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