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19 Aug 2005 (updated 19 Aug 2005 at 19:02 UTC) »
Rumors of the Death of Plan 9 Greatly Exaggerated

So slashdot, always bastion of reliable news reporting, had to bring the news: "Bell Labs Unix Group Disbanded", from this others went on to deduce that Plan 9 development has stopped.

Nothing further from the truth, not only is Plan 9 development at Bell Labs ongoing but development outside the Labs is as active as ever(and expect more news on this front soon).

Sape Mullender wrote to 9fans:

1127 ceased to exist some time ago.  The department was renamed and got a
much longer number which, of course, I can no longer remember.  The current
split of what's left of 1127 is not considered to be a big deal by most
members of the department.  There have always been many interdepartmental
collaborations, so 1127 has always been more of a management entity than a


Plan 9 is alive and reasonably well as our current vehicle for wireless systems research. Plan 9 has gone embedded (but rest assured, all our wireless software runs in user space, using Plan 9's real-time scheduler to make sure it runs when it needs to.

Using Plan 9, wireless code becomes useful in a fraction of the time that code can be made to run on all those commercial embedded operating systems (which I do not care to mention) and also much quicker than on Linux which I am sorry to say is just too large and illegible.

May the research go on!

And don't let the "Fourth Edition" release date fool you, Plan 9 ISOs are built from the latest code every night, and the current codebase is very far from what Fourth Edition was, it's just that nobody has been bothered to make a new "official" release. Plan 9, as usual, is more about code and quality than about hype and buzzwords.

15 Aug 2005 (updated 15 Aug 2005 at 01:29 UTC) »

Back from WTH, home at last, more about my wandering around Europe later.

Interesting papers from the nice guys at lsub:

And a few more in their papers page.

I'm not sure if Omero will replace Acme as my favorite development environment, but it surely looks very intriguing.

There are rumors that a 9con might be organized this fall in Madrid, it would be great to hang out with all the Spanish 9fans.

2 Aug 2005 (updated 2 Aug 2005 at 10:36 UTC) »

Charles Forsyth from Vita Nuova wrote a great paper: The Ubiquitous File Server in Plan 9.

I'm also trying to get 9grid back on track and setup the Kencc web site.

Still in transit returning from WTH, more when I'm back home.

26 Jun 2005 (updated 1 Aug 2005 at 18:42 UTC) »

Been very busy lately with work, but v9fs is getting good feedback and might go soon into the mainline kernel.

I hope dho starts working on a *BSD implementation of 9P soon, maybe Leimy might want to help him with that?

The latest wmii-2 snaps are starting to work very well, and wmii is close to become the 'least sucking X window manager'!

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