From: torvalds@klaava.Helsinki.FI (Linus Benedict Torvalds)
Subject: What would you like to see most in minix?
Summary: small poll for my new operating system
Date: 25 Aug 91 20:57:08 GMT
Organization: University of Helsinki
Hello everybody out there using minix -
I m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won t be big and
professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing
since april, and is starting to get ready. I d like any feedback on
things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat
(same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
among other things).
I ve currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work.
This implies that I ll get something practical within a few months, and
I d like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions
are welcome, but I won t promise I ll implement them :-)
PS. Yes it s free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs.
It is NOT protable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never
will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as that s all I have :-(.