While @sir over there works on a rio-like #Wayland compositor (go check it out!),

I've spent some time trying to port plan9port (aka Plan 9 from User Space) to the #Hurd yesterday. It's not quite working yet, but many subprojects already build, and at least mk works.

The really exciting part of course would be to switch the custom filesystems back from 9P over a Unix socket to real Hurd translators.


@bugaevc *looks up with extreme interest*
what's going on here please explain

@cwebber I don't know how familiar you are with all this, but basically,
• Plan 9 is an OS, the next project of the Unix team at Bell Labs after Unix; like Unix but better, simpler and with native network transparency
• plan9port aka Plan 9 from User Space is a port of Plan 9 userspace programs/utilities to run under Unix
• GNU Hurd is a Unix kernel based on microkernel architecture that can be used instead of Linux
• now it is possible to run plan9port on top of GNU/Hurd Unix systems too



How can I get started running it?

@bugaevc @selea you should update the plan9 wikipedia page and announce on the GNU Guix mailing list. There may be takers.

@pjotrp @selea let's wait with updating Wikipedia at least wait till my pull request is merged (or rejected)

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