とあるOS (ToaruOS) is a hobby kernel and supporting userspace, built mostly from scratch, in development since December of 2010.
This repository contains the kernel, modules, and core userspace. Some third-party libraries and utilities are required to build a working system.
ToaruOS started as a side project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For several months in late 2011 and early 2012, the University's SIGOps chapter managed development efforts focused on building the original compositing GUI. Since then, the project has mostly been a one-man effort with a handful of third party contributions.
The Toaru kernel provides a basic Unix-like environment. The kernel uses a hybrid modular architecture, with loadable modules providing most device driver support. The core kernel includes support for Unix pipes and TTYs, a virtual file system, multitasking, ELF binary support, and various core platform features on x86 systems.
Modules provide support for disk drives, ext2 filesystems, serial, keyboards and mice, a
/proc filesystem similar to the one found in Linux, as well as an expanding collection of other device drivers.
ToaruOS's userspace is focused on a rich graphical environment, backed by an in-house compositing window manager. ToaruOS's terminal emulator supports xterm-compatible 256-color modes, as well as Konsole 24-bit color modes and anti-aliased text with basic Unicode support. Several graphical demos are provided, alongside a number of command-line applications. A port of SDL targetting the native graphical environment is also available.
The userspace depends on a number of third-party libraries which are outside of the development scope of the project. Additionally, several third-party applications and libraries have been integrated into ToaruOS's core userspace, or otherwise ported to ToaruOS.
|DejaVu Sans||(included)||Popular, free TrueType font series|
|VL Gothic||(included)||Free Japanese TrueType font|
||(included)||SHA512 hash library|
||(included)||UTF8 decoding tools|
|glxgears||(included)||Popular OpenGL demo|
||(included)||PCI vendor and device names|
|2048||(included)||Terminal implementation of a popular strategy game|
|libpng||*||PNG graphics library|
|FreeType||*||TrueType font parser|
|Cairo||*||CPU-accelerated pixel-pushing and vector graphics|
|ncurses||*||Terminal UI library and
|Mesa||*||Software OpenGL implementation|
|Vim||*||Popular text editor|
|Lua||link||Interpreted programming language|
|MuPDF||link||PDF viewer (requires complex library cross-compilation)|
|SDL||link||Cross-platform graphics library|
|Bochs||link||Software x86 PC emulator|
|Python||(TBD)||Interpreted programming language|
* These tools and libraries are retrieved by the build process and included by default. Some of them are dependencies for the core userspace.
License for the included third-party tools and libraries can be found here.
For additional screenshots, see Screenshots.
For instructions on building, see Testing and Building.
For help building the kernel and userspace, join us in
#toaruos on Freenode (