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07-12-2004, 10:29 AM
I've been trying my hand at various small OS projects over the last few years and now I've started on a more planned project that I'd like to see through to a more "finished" stage. The code for this project started earlier this year and stalled when the other developer in the project dropped out due to lack of time.

The project is called Halfix and aims to be a server operating system (i.e. no bloatware or GUI). Drivers will be dynamically loaded modules. The main priniciple for security is to not include anything which is unnessecary and it could be exploited (e.g. why put a window in a storage building when someone can break in through it?). The project will be public domain once in a reasonable state but until then mostly kept private. The code is and will be in mostly C and a little assembly (although later stages may go into C++)

So I'm looking for 1 or 2 developers. TBH you don't need much knowledge of low level stuff but must be willing to learn (and this often means trawling through long Intel docs). On the C side, there's no need to know the clib back to front (as it can't be used in a OS project), but understanding of pointers, structures etc. is critical.

Thanks, any developers interested can either post here or email me (petercalvert AT f2s DOT com)


07-15-2004, 09:33 AM
Pete - you can count me in for some of the work that's more on the server-side. I'm working on a server myself right now, and so hopefully I can pass on some of what I've learned in that department. Email me at my AOL address (SeanMackrory@AOL.com) and let me know what you'd like me to do.