What things are new from version 0.1? Well, in no particular order,
- Streams aka Fifo’s
- A terminal called dave_terminal
- Multicore support
- User Threading api
- Thread Groups
- Inter Process Function Calls aka IPFC’s
- Two gui-app api’s built with ipfc’s
Going along with the new features are of course fixes to the many bugs I found in previous versions. Playing around with this version is a whole lot more fun then v0.1, it’s almost exponential the effect of adding more to an Operating System. We still have a very long way to go though. The next obvious thing for me to work on is the file api. Right now you can only launch new programs from files and navigate a directory structure. Once you can read and write files, the core pillers of the OS will exist. Graphics, User Input, Inter Process Communication, Persistent Data Storage. That’s something you can start building on top of.
Tutorial videos and articles concerning all features will be made over the coming weeks. If you have any questions or would like some help concerning AstraOS, do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“AstraOS v0.2 is finally here!” was written by Sam H Smith on the 4th of December 2021, 2021-12-04.
(There ended up being no articles or videos about the new features. - Sam - 2022 Aug 20)
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