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Please note that the current code will have a major overhaul soon

PowerNex is a kernel written in the D Programming Language. The goal is to have a whole OS written in D, where PowerNex powers the core.

The name PowerNex comes from the words `power` and `next`. A kernel to power the next generation of hardware.

Support the project

You can support the project in many ways.


It requires a crosscompiler, see link below for download. It uses my build system called Wild. It expects the wild binary to be located in the root directory of PowerNex, then you just need to run `./build` to build.

Please note that Wild is under development and the compiled result may not work! This means that it is recommended to use the prebuilt executable below

Prebuild toolchain (wild and compilers) for (Arch)Linux x64

One tip is to run `source env.sh`, this adds shortcuts for building and running. `b` compiles and runs PowerNex in qemu, `v` just builds PowerNex.

System requirements

  • A 64bit processor
  • At least 128 MiB of ram (Probably work on less)

Recommended & Supported Virtual Machines

  • QEMU

– Recommended launch command qemu-system-x86_64 -cdrom PowerNex.iso -m 128 -no-reboot

  • VirtualBox




Thanks to

  • Adam D. Ruppe - For his minimal.zip, which contains a bare bone minimal d runtime. Which this kernel is based on.
  • Bloodmanovski - For his D Kernel Trinix, His files for booting x64 really helped me a lot.


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