Inferno raspberry pi image – beta release (beta1)

We are happy to announce the beta release of native port of Inferno OS to Raspberry Pi.
There are some important points reached for this stage:
1. Mouse driver
2. Working wm/wm
3. Default memory split 240/16
4. A lot of small fixes and polishing

Download Link (~23MB)



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  1. 321444
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 17:13 | Permalink

    Cool, If i had a spare SD card i would test that right now. I am very interested in plan9 and inferno for a while now, are there any good resources about their inner workings?

  2. yshurik
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 17:31 | Permalink

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  3. Nick P
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 17:37 | Permalink

    Inferno has nice properties in terms of amount of privileged code & how the system is very modular. I could mentally see how to turn it into a secure & reliable system. I can’t do the same with likes of Windows or Linux. So, nice work porting it to the Pi. :) Btw, someone did it for phones too:nn

  4. Posted May 3, 2014 at 20:00 | Permalink

    Hellaphone is hosted as I know, so it runs Linux-android, but it does not start java virtual machine, but starts inferno as application, so it is not really native. Native inferno allows to do some really exciting experiments with hardware and so

  5. Fluck
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 18:10 | Permalink

    Would you bake a GPIO driver into the kernel by default? Lighting a LED by writing 1 into a control file would make recommending plan9/inferno for the rpi much easier ;)nn(This should probably be directed at Richard Miller primarily…)

  6. Posted May 4, 2014 at 21:16 | Permalink

    That’s nice features, need to have a look

  7. Dominic Amann
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 20:30 | Permalink

    Nice. This reminds me of Linux in the .9 days. Maybe a conceptual “reboot” – I used to run Slackware Linux on 128M machines acceptably (with a GUI).

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