To: Newsgroups: comp.os.inix
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Hello everybody out there using minix â€” Iâ€™m doing a (free) operating
system (just a hobby, wonâ€™t be big and professional like gnu) for 386
(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to
get ready. Iâ€™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).
Iâ€™ve currently ported bash (1.08) and gcc (1.40), and things seem to
work. This implies that Iâ€™ll get something practical within a few
months, and Iâ€™d like to know what features most people would want. Any
suggestions are welcome, but I wonâ€™t promise Iâ€™ll implement them :-).
PS. Yes â€” itâ€™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 thatâ€™s all I