Re: Silence in October
Phil Frost <indigo <at> bitglue.com>
2005-10-16 18:26:53 GMT
On Sun, Oct 16, 2005 at 05:58:06PM +0100, Gottfried F. Zojer wrote:
> Just to see how everybody is doing.Bit surprised why the mailing list is so
> And just come back to the latest thoughts about orthogonal persistance and
> petri nets.
> Also was going through Petri Nets Simulator from University of Berlin.
> But not really sure about the projects as such away from the fact that the
> only agree is that there isnt much progress.
> As I started it was all about python and a exokernel and now we are talking
> about Petri Nets and the universe of E languages.
> Hope somebody can explain.
> Thanks for any feedback
It's silent because no one is doing anything on Unununium. Feel free to
change that, though.
The goal of Unununium has never been "to write as OS in Python". Rather,
Python was used because it seemed useful. "Exokernel" was never a part
of the design, either. In fact, without separate address spaces, there
is hardly a useful definition of "kernel". While a single address space
is not required, it has been the design of choice through the entire
history of Unununium.
Petri nets have been a topic of thought for a long time. They were just
mentioned again, recently. Because of their transactional, concurrent
nature, they are interesting in the context of Unununium.
I'm not sure where this discussion about E languages has been. Surely
some people have mentioned E and it's possible use in Unununium, but
then so has just about every other programming language. I would like to
explore it more.
The primary goal of Unununium is orthogonal persistence. There are many
paths to get there. Currently the project is nothing more than an IRC
channel and a mailing list of acquainted people who have collectively
pondered ways to implement such a system. No one, unfortunately, is
writing any apreciable amount of code. Anyone is welcome to do so,