Graham MacDonald edited this page Mar 21, 2017 · 24 revisions

Welcome to the Harvey's wiki!

Harvey is a 64 bit distributed operating system under GPL.

For now it runs in x86_64 (amd64) machines, but we're working at RISCV and ARM64 (aarch64) support. We're improving now the kernel and userland, trying to bring up a full usable operating system, modern and, at the same time, keeping ideas and concepts from other platforms what we consider very interesting. We collected some code and ideas of Plan 9 from Bell Labs, in addition to researching code from NIX and NxM, with some influences from Linux, BSD and in general from Unix world.

Harvey is a general purpose operating system, so every idea you can think could be welcome here. Come and see, and do it by yourself.

Harvey is a member of Software Freedom Conservancy.

Getting Started

If you're beginning check the Beginners Guide page. It will provide the step-by-step to build and access to a filesystem. under work

Else, jump right into Getting Started page. It contains the basics about prerequisites, code review system and accessing files.

If you find something wrong, outdated or any instruction that couldn't work in this wiki, feel free of telling us about it through the media listed below. Thanks for your collaboration!


  • Web Page
    You can check it for more information and news about the project.
  • Mailing List
    There you can share your doubts, ideas and progress.
  • Blog
    Adventures, experiments, news and articles.
  • Harvey Slack
    Live chat with Harvey community members.
  • Harvey OS supplies
    Some funny things with Harvey's logo.
  • Donate
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