freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture

Viktor Madarasz viktormadarasz at SDF.ORG
Fri Apr 17 09:17:09 UTC 2020

isnt trueos halted all future development?

just wondering

On Fri, 17 Apr 2020, Shane Ambler wrote:

> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 18:02:58 +0930
> From: Shane Ambler <FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz>
> To: malaizhichun at, freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: freebsd should be rewritten based on microkernel architecture
> On 17/4/20 4:45 pm, kindu smith wrote:
>> Hello, I am a user who likes UNIX-like systems. I have some experience
>> using GNU / Linux and some experience using freebsd. I like the
>> architecture of UNIX-like systems, but I am not proficient, so I just
>> want to mention some improvements. The idea of freebsd experience,
>> what is unscientific, welcome to advise.
>> First of all, freebsd's architecture is very good, no need to invent
>> the wheel, but freebsd's installation interface and startup interface
>> are too old. It is time to make some changes. I think the freebsd with
> Have a look at it adds a GUI installer to freebsd.
> Expect the base freebsd to stick with a CLI installer to support the
> non-gui server installs.
>> microkernel will be more stable. The / boot / kernel directory is very
>> suitable for writing a small kernel, such as named core, and then
> I don't expect you will get much support for this change.
> Have a look at, a few years back they got minix running as
> the microkernel and use netbsd as the userland.
>> In addition, you need to redesign the installation interface and a
>> complete desktop environment, because this is very important for
>> novices. I don't think Gnome / kde / xfce or the like is used anymore.
> Those three main GUI desktops are in use by many people. If you want to
> try something else have a look at x11/lumina, which is the new desktop
> made for trueOS
>> It is designed for Linux, and the systemd it uses is not supported by
>> Freebsd.
>> Freebsd should design a gorgeous interface comparable to macos, in
> Don't expect freebsd to remove the CLI to replace it with a GUI. It is
> still used as a non-gui server by many people.
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