A simple and minimal "Unix-like" kernel trying to be POSIX compliant. (at least with regard to the implemented services).
The kernel is NOT STABLE for production and is a discontinuous work mainly used as a didactical tool for operating systems and low level programming.
Because of it's simplicity it can be used as a trampoline to start digging with common operating system problems.
Once you've mastered the BeeOS sources it will be a lot easier to start hacking with more complex OS projects.
- gcc (and maybe gcc-multilib)
- qemu (qemu-system-x86)
This command will build the kernel, standard library (libc), user utility library (libu) and user applications.
(cd misc && sudo ./mkfs.sh)
Creates the root filesystem ramdisk with the user applications.
(cd misc && ./qemu.sh)
Starts qemu and BeeOS.
- Virtual Memory
- Virtual File System: ext2, devfs
- SLAB allocator
- Buddy allocator
- Timer queues
- Wait queues
- Multi TTY console
All contributions to the project will be listed in the AUTHORS file.
BeeOS is free software. See the file COPYING for licensing conditions.
ChangeLog Version history COPYING Copying, distribution and modification conditions and terms. kernel/ BeeOS kernel sources. libc/ BeeOS standard C library. libu/ Common user functions. user/ Various user applications and test programs.