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  Thread: Maemo thread (Nokia 770/N8x0/N900)
Post: RE: Maemo thread (Nokia 770/N8x0/N900)

Hello thread of 2014... Did you know that Maemo is alive and kicking? Or rather "Maemo Leste": https://maemo-leste.github.io/
josuah Other Embedded Platforms and Hardware Hacking 5 3,887 14-11-2021, 10:52 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

(11-11-2021, 08:58 AM)pyratebeard Wrote: https://lowtechmagazine.com ?In its solar-powered version: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/0...bsite.html
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 72 9,819 13-11-2021, 04:25 PM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

(13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: ARGBEGIN/ARGEND, E/ARGFAvailable on an UNIX machine near you TODAY https://git.suckless.org/sbase/file/arg.h.html (13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: However, ev...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 12 225 13-11-2021, 06:54 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

(13-11-2021, 04:56 AM)venam Wrote: It's great that the return status can be a string, it allows for more explicit errors.IIRC there is a "error message" field in 9P, so that errors strings can come ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 12 225 13-11-2021, 06:43 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Operating Systems Abstractions
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #6: Introduction to Op...

## Chapter 1 The group-based permission system is interesting, and solves the "shared directory" problem, which is a very common one: have one directory in read-write access by anyone in the group. ...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 12 225 13-11-2021, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

https://docs.automotivelinux.org/en/lamp...ansmitter/ Gotcha! But now I have to read the whole article due to curiosity not letting me down. :P dionys: How did you land on this page? What is the stat...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 72 9,819 10-11-2021, 01:35 PM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

Articles from Nixers.net (not post themselves, references to nixers.net) have just been published on Gopher on the first edition of a new newspaper! gopher://bitreich.org/1/tgtimes Code:curl -O goph...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 10 429 23-10-2021, 05:36 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(23-09-2021, 04:15 PM)seninha Wrote: X11 File Manager Many times, when facing complex software, or crashes, or something they did not understand, I figured users ended-up seeking for two things: the...
josuah Programming On Unix 380 149,333 22-10-2021, 01:55 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(07-08-2021, 11:53 AM)pkal Wrote: I just finished cleaning up a IRC library I wrote for (GNU) AWK a few years ago, and published it here: https://git.sr.ht/~pkal/irc.awk Would be interested in seei...
josuah Programming On Unix 380 149,333 22-10-2021, 01:51 PM
  Thread: The Gemini protocol
Post: RE: The Gemini protocol

Gemini seems to have a lot of agitation around it. Either praise or hate... Fear not, Gemini will not stand any chance to receive the amount of hatred and lost hairs caused by modern web frameworks. ...
josuah The WWW 16 4,599 22-10-2021, 01:20 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(09-06-2020, 10:23 AM)sokx Wrote: - Dylan Araps - 2f30 - 9front - Suckless - Sourcehut These people make cool stuff and I'm sure none of them are millionares so... There are definitely small projec...
josuah Off topic 28 7,796 14-06-2020, 06:48 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

(14-06-2020, 09:17 AM)vain Wrote: WebKitGTKThat sounds like the big battle out there: Web Browsers. There are definitely big funds put by big companies to develop these titanic (hue hue) projects.
josuah Off topic 28 7,796 14-06-2020, 06:46 PM
  Thread: Carte blanche
Post: RE: Carte blanche

I would give it to meeee! So that I can be myself the one who work on open source projects. :) I would call it the OnlyMeee foundation. What about giving SEL4 a boost while we are at it? I would be ...
josuah Off topic 28 7,796 14-06-2020, 06:44 PM
  Thread: Minimal Computing Principals
Post: RE: Minimal Computing Principals

Quote:Minimal WYSIWYG I use WYSIWYG a lot: I publish plain text, so $EDITOR becomes a WYSIWYG editor. :o)
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 4 2,090 01-05-2020, 03:43 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

(08-04-2020, 03:43 PM)jkl Wrote: Define “dependency-heavy”? Another definition: When it takes more than 500Mb of memory to compile one binary: Code:# github.com/42wim/matterbridge/vendor/[quote="jo...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 12,757 18-04-2020, 01:48 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

@z3bra: yes, the state is not so bright regarding static linking, and from what you says, you have the bagguage to say that. But these flags are really meant for the library package, not for the bina...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 12,757 09-04-2020, 10:29 AM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

This is another proposal for socket activation, which makes use of fd-passing : http://skarnet.org/software/s6/socket-activation.html This is for daemon which already started and receive client conne...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 17,487 09-04-2020, 05:10 AM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

One tip for doing static linking : It is terribly hard to configure it, so instead of configuring it, it is possible to /not/ build the shared libraries, and only expose the libsomething.a to the com...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 12,757 08-04-2020, 04:41 PM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

I feel stupid for sticking this talk everywhere I go, but here is it again: https://invidio.us/watch?v=RIctzAQOe44 The crux of it related to the context of this conversation : there ARE pipes in toda...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 7,379 08-04-2020, 04:35 PM
  Thread: Homestuck
Post: Homestuck

https://invidio.us/watch?v=S0ximxe4XtU TUNNEL SNAKES RULE!! What's the tunnel snakes? That's us! and we rule! In that post-apocalyptic world scene, with everyone stuck home due to a world-wide-thre...
josuah Off topic 0 922 08-04-2020, 04:23 PM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

jkl: I'd say 2 options combined: when a package.lock has more than 10 entries and the author says "minimal dependencies" when a library that pull dependencies on another library is a common practice....
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 12,757 08-04-2020, 04:06 PM
  Thread: Unix Ricing
Post: RE: Unix Ricing

(05-04-2020, 01:41 AM)Halfwit Wrote: (Also minor edit, I renamed ubqt to altid, located now at https://github.com/altid. Ubqt was used just everywhere) That made me learn about Ubqt, hum, Altid, whi...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 17 17,487 08-04-2020, 04:03 PM
  Thread: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, where does pkg management stands
Post: RE: The role of distributions &/or Unix flavors, w...

It is surprising that the recent compiled languages go static by default, given that they are "dependency forest languages" : it is really easy to go get some go-get-maintained package rather than pac...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 31 12,757 08-04-2020, 03:22 PM
  Thread: Comparing the single-file efficiency of version control systems
Post: RE: Comparing the single-file efficiency of versio...

So it seems that availability of git is a strong argument. I also like the (unpacked) storage format though naming files by their hash. Git status is also very very efficient (maybe it uses tricks w...
josuah Programming On Unix 6 2,330 08-04-2020, 03:17 PM
  Thread: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`
Post: RE: How do you tidy your home, aka `tree -L2 ~`

tmpfs for the download directory, great idea (that I have seen above too) ! At work I have all documentation put on a sshfs in the meantime that the team agree on a documentation tool for all (zillio...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 35 21,041 28-03-2020, 05:09 PM
  Thread: Hello world
Post: RE: Hello world

I did never try Slackware... You might be pushing me toward using it. :) At first (before trying it) I did hate C++. Then, after trying C++, I did hate it more because it was very badly used at th...
josuah 8 2,906 28-03-2020, 05:06 PM
  Thread: Hello
Post: RE: Hello

Helo, Financial Functional Programmer of the Night.
josuah 3 1,524 28-03-2020, 04:58 PM
  Thread: GUI pipes
Post: RE: GUI pipes

(24-01-2020, 05:43 AM)zge Wrote: Are you sure? I've played around with Plan 9 a few times, but didn't see a way to trivially combine various existing GUI tools into new ones. I guess you could start...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 20 7,379 25-01-2020, 02:05 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

Ah, thank you, now I understand: it is about portability. So that your software not only works portably, but also has roughly the same performance portably. Another aspect of portability I did not t...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 25-01-2020, 02:01 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

http://thedjbway.b0llix.net/friends.html Nice cluster of similar-minded software author. I would also add https://www.fehcom.de/, which will be there at FOSDEM 2020 : https://fosdem.org/2020/schedul...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 18-01-2020, 12:16 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

(15-01-2020, 04:31 PM)eadwardus Wrote: calling realloc with just the required space is not optimal I think I express poorly. So I will express myself in term of other people's code. :) Here is th...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 18-01-2020, 12:12 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

Stralloc from DJB : https://cr.yp.to/lib/stralloc.html Advised: reading malloc(3) and realloc(3) man page and the link above. That's it... The libstralloc is a very tiny (~60 lines?) library to buil...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 13-01-2020, 09:12 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

I like the hierarchical naming. C somehow lacks namespaces, but the '_' char does it well! It is an idiom well-adopted by the community for library namespaces, so that the integrate well with the en...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 13-01-2020, 08:42 PM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

Regarding XKCD 927 (that should be a word in the dictionnary), I use the include mechanism to split configuration files, and do not fear to generate configuration files whenever I want to write "echo ...
josuah Programming On Unix 9 4,348 12-01-2020, 09:05 PM
  Thread: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats
Post: RE: Using Directories as Configuration Fomats

The OpenBSD approach is to have one language per configuration format, using a common lexer (.c code written by hand but similar across programs, splitting keywords and special characters), but specif...
josuah Programming On Unix 9 4,348 12-01-2020, 08:54 PM
  Thread: Git as a Plan 9 file system
Post: RE: Git as a Plan 9 file system

Plan 9 is very usable as a side of a webshit-capable OS through drawterm. You can spin a hardware-accelerated qemu (not a lot of RAM needed) with port forwarding, and then connect to it through drawt...
josuah Programming On Unix 14 5,584 12-01-2020, 08:47 PM
  Thread: Jupyter replacement
Post: RE: Jupyter replacement

For emacs lovers, there is Org Mode, that could come close (permits to run code snippets). But the UNIX-style ubiquitous notebook is sh(1) :) It is about taking the approach of having various helper...
josuah Programming On Unix 4 2,328 12-01-2020, 08:39 PM
  Thread: OpenBSD Native Hypervisor
Post: RE: OpenBSD Native Hypervisor

5 years later, you can order you OpenBSD VMs running vmm(4)/vmd(8) on https://openbsd.amsterdam !
josuah BSD 10 6,955 12-01-2020, 08:06 PM
  Thread: FOSDEM 2020
Post: RE: FOSDEM 2020

I will try to make my way to FOSDEM 2020. I will not live my entire life at 3h to Brussels by bus... so I seize the opportunity. Many people to meet, many tracks to go to... My guide to FOSDEM: -...
josuah Community & Forums Related Discussions 4 2,203 12-01-2020, 08:04 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

To eadwardus: If you do not mind, would you happen to have a few tips for where to get started? https://wiki.osdev.org/ ? XV6 ? Linux kernel source ? All of em ? I can't say I will ever get start...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 10-12-2019, 08:52 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

(10-12-2019, 07:40 PM)jkl Wrote: How do the rc shell and POSIX relate? rc is not POSIX. rc(1) is UNIX-like, more than the ALGOL-like sh(1) [1], it is used on Plan 9, but predates it and was written...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 10-12-2019, 08:50 PM
  Thread: My new distro "Glacies"
Post: RE: My new distro "Glacies"

Hello, Dan Berstein-style libc, happy to see you around! scanf()? No thank you! I have never seen Dan Bernstein-style code crafting an Operating System, and I am eager to look at it. Wow, these peop...
josuah GNU/Linux 18 8,129 10-12-2019, 08:48 PM
  Thread: UNIX Diary
Post: RE: UNIX Diary

Dear Unix diary, It have been a while, and what can I say, I, from my 25 years, to you who was kind of born in 1969! Today I dedicate a word or two to a small-ish community that you probably do not ...
josuah Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 186 108,845 10-12-2019, 08:39 PM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

Having the remote content available works fine. Things like sshfs have the advantage of letting you using your local tool and be only slow on network in case you open/close the files. All the time y...
josuah Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 6,598 24-04-2019, 07:15 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

If you're bored of screenfetch defaults Code:.                          &...
josuah Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,702 931,853 24-04-2019, 07:01 PM