MeetiX OS is an operating system for the intel x86 platform. The kernel of the system is mostly derived from the Ghost Kernel of Max Schlüssel, in fact, most of the features (at kernel level) are the same, for the moment. I called my derivation of the Ghost kernel "EvangelionNG"; this bizarre name is a composite word, where Evangelion (not the anime :-)) means Good News and the appendix NG means New Generation, the resultant means of the name is New Generation of Good News. The motives of this name date back to the birth of the project, where taken by enthusiasm, I decided to call "MeetiX" my own OS because it had to become something mythical in the eyes of those who used it (I was about 14 years old at the time), the kernel, instaed, must have been something superb too and bring new things to the already crowded and consolidated world of kernels. The kernel is written in C++/C/Assembly like most of the userspace applications, commands, servers and libraries. I started this project four years ago as a joke, but now is a really research project for me and my IT culture. The sources are released under the GPL3 licence.
- Multitasking, Multithreadding and Multiprocessor (SMP)
- IPC with Pipe, Signal, Messages and Shared Memory
- VM86 support for bios calls
- Micro Kernel Architecture
- Memory Paging
- ELF32 support
- COM1 logging
- Non Unix-like architecture but basic POSIX1 support
- Graphical and interactive system
- Cairo, libPNG, libZ, Freetype and Pixman libs port
- High Level C++ libraries to semplify the system interaction
- Low Level C library to interact with the kernel (EvaApi)
- GNU libstdC++v3 port
- Ghost OS libC port
Userspace Applications, Commands and Drivers
On MeetiX OS the userspace executables are divided like
Applications: applications are all the graphical programs avaible on the system, they are contained into the /app/ directory.
Commands: commands are all the command line programs avaible on the system, they are contained into the /cmd/ directory.
Servers: the servers, on the micro kernel architecture, are the userspace kernel modules and the drivers, the serves are container into the /sys/eva/server/ directory.
The system doesn't have many applications or drivers yet, but something to try there is:
- calculator: basic graphical calculator.
- CandyNote: an incomplete text editor.
- CandyShell: the default system terminal, includes a basic shell.
- CandyTerminal: a nearly complete terminal that use mx as shell.
- exec: basic interface to start commands from the gui.
- Gurf: basic game inspired by Simon game.
- MXLogin: the gui login client.
- OsmosUI: the graphical desktop.
- UItweak: client to change desktop background.
- welcome: graphical Welcome dialog.
- cp: copy command, to copy files.
- cpudet: get all the processor specifications.
- echo: repeat what is provided by arguments.
- ename: corresponding of uname of unix's world.
- find: semplified find utility.
- fspech: get the file specifications.
- gzip: compress or decompress files.
- idle: is not a command properly, this program is started by the kernel at boot on each cpu core to maintain the cpu usage at 0%.
- kill: kill a thread or a process.
- ls: list content of a directory.
- mx: a basic shell.
- ntf: send to the desktop a message popup.
- pcitool: list the pci devices.
- power: send to the Spawner the shutdown or the reboot command.
- ps: list the running processes.
- rd: read a file.
- stress: test the system capabilities.
- ts: list the running threads.
- wr: write on a file.
- ps2: manage the reading of the keyboard and the mouse.
- spawner: is the most important server, manage the launch of the new processes, the shutdown and reboot and many other stuffs.
- time: provides the date, and the time to the system
- vbe: vesa video driver.
- zipNET: the window server.