[ What? ]An Operating System with:
The HubCap transparently-persistent store eliminates the dichotomy between persistent disk, ram and remote storage. HubCap will also make identical blocks between different data interchangeable. Less common, more unique pieces/identifiers will be duplicated. Most importantly, this system should increase availability of less popular data.
Threaded Interpretive programming with capability-based security. We extend Forth word dictionary headers to include a hash of the definition (rights) and a secret number. Threaded interpretive code such as FORTH tends to have high code granularity. That combined with the capability-based security makes for fine-grained security and a minimal trusted-computing base.
WaterWM content-aware window management.
rongorongo text direction.
[ Why? ]
FlyingSquirrelOS doesn't care about having many users. It's a novelty operating system.
[ How? ]
The OS is making progress but I want to get the concepts right before 1.0. From what I've seen projects must be baked-through before they are released or else they will get a bad reputation that is difficult to shake. I will release "early and often" after this.
[ Where? ]
The IBM PC and the RaspberryPi first, then some Allwinner A10 devices.
[ Who? ]
Only Andreas Wagner so far, but it would be great to have more authors and discussion.
[ When? ]