[Mono-list] SharpOS 0.0.1 Release

Vasili Sviridov vsviridov at exceede.com
Thu Jan 3 14:25:59 EST 2008

Well, MS already has that Singularity project... Or whatever it's called...


Daniel Soto wrote:
> I'm very impresionate... o.O
> And... congratulations, i never guess that C# should be able to build 
> an operating system.
> When i get a some of free time, i will try it.
> Hopefully that Sharp OS to become a great project.
> Again, congratulations. And follow the suggestion of Gavin Landon: Be 
> careful, because M$ will steal that idea. Take the precautions that 
> corresponds.
> Best regards.
> 2008/1/2, William Lahti <xfurious at gmail.com <mailto:xfurious at gmail.com>>:
>     'm happy to announce that we have released version 0.0.1 of SharpOS,
>     including our AOT compiler and a basic kernel with an interactive
>     shell. This is a proof of concept release intended to gather
>     awareness, support and participation from community members, so if you
>     are interested in working on this project we encourage you to sign up
>     for our mailing list. For those of you who don't know about SharpOS,
>     it is a project to write an operating system purely in C#, which was
>     actually spawned from the "Operating system in C#" thread on
>     mono-devel-list. Although we don't have object instantiation or meta
>     data embedding in our kernel yet, the release proves clearly that the
>     concept is possible. Our next milestone focuses on supporting managed
>     code in the kernel, as well as using that managed code to improve our
>     current systems as much as possible.
>     Our wiki and project management suite is at http://sharpos.org/.  Our
>     file releases area at SourceForge
>     ( http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=196652)
>     contains tarballs and zips with source code, binaries, and disk images
>     for testing. We've also got ISO images for trying SharpOS on real
>     computers (that don't have floppy drives, that is), as well as the
>     usual configurations for Bochs, VMWare, and Virtual PC.
>     And have a wonderful new year everyone!
>     PS: I've had a lot of trouble posting to the list because Postfix
>     says
>     the dates on the email are in the future??
>     --
>     fury
>     long name: William Lahti
>     handle :: fury
>     freenode :: xfury
>     blog :: http://xfurious.blogspot.com/
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