Plan 9 and derivates - Other *nix-like OSes
z3bra
(18-05-2020, 04:55 AM)jkl Wrote: Wouldn't that even be a multi-platform script?

Of course not, hget is a plan9 tool ?
What I'm more interested here is HOW you open those link ? Are you running plan9ports, so you open it in your browser of choice ?

Do you really run plan9 full time, or you are just giving it a try for fun ?
sokx
(18-05-2020, 06:52 PM)z3bra Wrote: HOW you open those link ?
Right clicking a link in acme runs the plumber, plumber looks at the plumber rules file to figure out what to do with the url (open in mothra by default.) You could run this on linux with p9p and edit the plumb rules so that urls open in whatever modern browser you use.

(18-05-2020, 06:52 PM)z3bra Wrote: Do you really run plan9 full time, or you are just giving it a try for fun ?
Not full time, but for simpler tasks like email, irc, scripting and reading pdfs. I have a bunch of old hardware laying around so I don't have to worry about what os can run what software.
xenone
(15-05-2020, 02:48 PM)z3bra Wrote: I guess what I'm looking for is more to use my main station as a CPU server and remotely access it from whatever terminal I have at hand. Be it a laptop, notebook or even my phone, do that I can access files, compile stuff, read mails, etc.. withou resorting to work arounds like terminal multiplexers.

Did you ever manage to find some way of doing this? I recently built a desktop and realized this is exactly what I want to do with it.
z3bra
Nope. I didn't put to much effort into it though. Plan9 seems to solve this issue, but I'm not quite ready to switch yet. I should look into setting up a remote plan9 file server + cpu (at least) and access it using 9ports' drawterm. I'm not quite there yet though… Still just an idea in my head ☺️
Ramiferous
Firstly, thanks z3bra for re-opening this thread. I was specifically coming to nixers to get some more info on plan9 so you've saved me some time!

Has anyone looked at JehanneOS?

http://jehanne.io/
https://github.com/JehanneOS/jehanne

- most of userland tools, a lot of wisdom and some kernel modules, come from 9front
- the kernel is a fork of Charles Forsyth's Plan9-9k
- most of the build system and some valuable piece of code come from Harvey OS

From what I've read it sounds good, but I know nothing!

One thing I would like to know from you knowledgeable folk is, what SBC should I choose for a dedicated 9front installation? I'd love to have a 9front desktop workstation but I've got no idea what hardware is supported... ...wifi???

z3bra, I'm keen to get your thoughts on where to start if you were building a plan9/9front SBC.
jkl
I have, indeed, looked at Jehanne, but its most obvious bottleneck is that upstream Harvey is (more or less) stalled. I like the approach to make Plan 9 “almost” Linux-compatible, but it seems to be a lot of work for very small teams.

At least the mksh runs on Jehanne. :)
sokx
(22-07-2020, 12:34 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: what SBC should I choose for a dedicated 9front installation?

9front has premade ISOs for all the 4 raspberry pi versions, so I would choose any of those.

(22-07-2020, 12:34 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: I've got no idea what hardware is supported...

http://fqa.9front.org/fqa3.html
Ramiferous
(22-07-2020, 01:43 AM)jkl Wrote: its most obvious bottleneck is that upstream Harvey is (more or less) stalled.

Hmm true. I noticed that Harvey has stalled.. although the last post in Jun '18 announced that the project hasn't been abandoned... I'm hoping that Isolation has allowed the devs time to get stuck back in!

(22-07-2020, 01:59 AM)sokx Wrote:
(22-07-2020, 12:34 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: what SBC should I choose for a dedicated 9front installation?

9front has premade ISOs for all the 4 raspberry pi versions, so I would choose any of those.

(22-07-2020, 12:34 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: I've got no idea what hardware is supported...

http://fqa.9front.org/fqa3.html

You're the best. Thank you for not scalding me for not doing my own research! :p
z3bra
Someone mentioned this project to me: https://github.com/perpen/lx

It's a semi-equivalent to the "cpu" command, but to connect to a linux server instead. It also gives the possibility to start X11 clients within a rio window (using VNC as a middleware).

This seems pretty hackish, but the result looks pretty good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJmn78dyDBc
jkl
(22-07-2020, 09:15 PM)Ramiferous Wrote: Hmm true. I noticed that Harvey has stalled..

I was wrong, they are continuing.

https://github.com/Harvey-OS/harvey/commits/main