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From: Matt <matthpmoreira@gmail.com>
To: 9fans <9fans@9fans.net>
Subject: Re: [9fans] Despite being called a fork, is 9front similar to how Linux distros work?
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:29:18 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <16424657580.fe246AE3F.762336@composer.9fans.topicbox.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CADuwikViKDdjFiEX4q2vfJ-UU+6F9wi8GaapEpap7H56jNUgbw@mail.gmail.com>

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On Monday, January 17, 2022, at 8:36 PM, Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir wrote:
> I'm afraid you got it wrong. Community is mostly centered around
9front. One of the reasons is that it actually works and is still
being developed and used by many. Plan 9 is dead, 9front lives on.
There is also software developed outside of 9front git repo, by people
who use 9front: http://only9fans.com Whether some "secret community" decides to "accept" (or not) 9front as
"official" doesn't matter.
I see. Now that I look at it, 9fans its more similar to 9front than Plan 9 indeed. My confusion arose from the description being "Fans of the OS Plan 9 from Bell Labs". Besides that, the subreddit is r/plan9, and people seem to talk more often about Plan 9 itself than 9front. Thanks for clearing it up.

On Monday, January 17, 2022, at 9:21 PM, Thaddeus Woskowiak wrote:
> All wrong. From my perspective 9front is plan 9 from the future
> compared to today's plan 9. 9front development moves at a much faster
> pace thanks to adopting tools like mercurial in the past and now git.
> That enables devs who are passionate about moving plan 9 forward
> commit access using tools they, and most of today's developers are
> already intimate with. It has virtualization, modern encryption,
> cleaned up pci code, rc fixes, boot clean up, and so much more.
> The mailing list is very active and crawling with devs eager to review
> and apply fixes. It has a lot of enthusiastic energy behind it and
> keeps the core philosophy of plan 9 alive. This has attracted many
> wonderful and talented devs who would have otherwise stumbled with the
> old defaults of legacy.
> Personally, I struggled with plan 9 until finding 9front. I run a CPU
> server at home 24/7 and it's been running reliably for years. I then
> netboot or tcp boot everything else. I love working with this
> operating system.
That's really great. I'm also interested and quite enthusiastic about working with 9front. Although, I'd have more chances of winning a competition for the worst developer... Thanks for your help.
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  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-18  0:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-01-17 22:04 matthpmoreira
2022-01-17 22:41 ` Humm
2022-01-17 23:04 ` ori
2022-01-17 23:18   ` Matt
2022-01-17 23:22     ` ori
2022-01-17 23:31     ` Matt
2022-01-17 23:36       ` Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir
2022-01-18  0:29         ` Matt [this message]
2022-01-18  0:33           ` hiro
2022-01-18 16:22           ` Humm
2022-01-18 18:54             ` Antonio Barrones
2022-01-18 19:55               ` Humm
2022-01-18 20:48               ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-18 22:16               ` vic.thacker
2022-01-18 22:59                 ` Duke Normandin
2022-01-18  0:47         ` Kurt H Maier via 9fans
2022-01-18  4:38         ` Andrew Back
2022-01-18  0:20       ` Thaddeus Woskowiak

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