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Supersonic
Mar 28, 2008

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Launched in August 2016, Fuchsia is an open source real-time microkernel based OS being developed by Google, with a mix of software licenses including BSD 3 clause, MIT, and Apache 2.0. The codebase can be found on Github and the project is being developed at an active pace. According to Wikipedia,

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Fuchsia is a capability-based, real-time operating system (RTOS) currently being developed by Google. It was first discovered as a mysterious code post on GitHub in August 2016, without any official announcement. In contrast to prior Google-developed operating systems such as Chrome OS and Android, which are based on Linux kernels, Fuchsia is based on a new microkernel named "Magenta", derived from "Little Kernel", a small operating system intended for embedded systems. Upon inspection, media outlets noted that the code post on GitHub suggested Fuchsia's capability to run on universal devices, from embedded systems to smartphones, tablets and personal computers.

There's currently no release builds of Fuchsia available, so you'll need to build it from source and then run it from within the included Qemu build. Just the other day, I built Fuchsia inside a VM instance of Ubuntu, then ran it through Qemu. In May 2017, Fuchsia was updated with a user interface, along with a developer writing that the project was not a "dumping ground of a dead thing", prompting media speculation about Google's intentions with the operating system, including the possibility of it replacing Android. Fuchsia was console only until just a few days ago, and now you can run a GUI with Fuchsia by following this guide.



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Vanagoon
Jan 20, 2008


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Is Google finally fed up with Larry Ellison/Oracle bullshit?

I would so love it if this was a "Fine! gently caress you and gently caress Java!"

goosebox
May 11, 2015


Hopefully Fuchsiabooks do better than Chromebooks.

The_Franz
Aug 8, 2003



Vanagoon posted:

Is Google finally fed up with Larry Ellison/Oracle bullshit?

I would so love it if this was a "Fine! gently caress you and gently caress Java!"

They wouldn't need a whole new kernel just to dump java.

Supersonic
Mar 28, 2008

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Google IO 2017 starts up next Wednesday, I'll be curious to see what they have to say about Fuchsia, especially now that there's a rudimentary GUI in place.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Oh nice. More operating systems to go with their voice and chat platforms.

Palladium
May 8, 2012



lol if this still has Android's broken by design OS level updating platform.

Supersonic
Mar 28, 2008

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rRK4S9uk0

ThatNateGuy
Oct 15, 2004

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incoherent posted:

Oh nice. More operating systems to go with their voice and chat platforms.

I love Google's communications applications, but they really need to pick something and stick with it. The fact that Hangouts is going business kind of irks me. I really like the interface and capabilities. Hopefully Allo will be better once they make a desktop interface.

Sheep
Jul 24, 2003


The silly stuff Google has done with their communications platform in just the last quarter is kind of out there:
1. Launch Meet, which is effectively just the existing Hangouts platform rebranded, except without plugins or chat functionality, but with built-in phone conferencing for Enterprise license users.
2. Launch a Slack knockoff using the soon-to-be-disused Hangouts name.
3. Discontinue Talk/Chat and move that functionality (esp. from the Gmail web application) into a new-Hangouts hookin.
4. Supposedly Voice is going to be replaced by Hangouts or Meet at some point?

It's basically how to confuse people 101. "Hit me up on Hangouts. No why did you try to do a video call with Meet? I meant Hangouts the new text chat platform." etc.

Sheep fucked around with this message at 15:17 on May 12, 2017

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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ThatNateGuy posted:

I love Google's communications applications, but they really need to pick something and stick with it. The fact that Hangouts is going business kind of irks me. I really like the interface and capabilities. Hopefully Allo will be better once they make a desktop interface.

Allo is hot garbage. I use it everyday for ONE PERSON. It doesn't even have a pusheen sticker set :sad:

Munkeymon
Aug 14, 2003

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Oh good they got Dart support in there https://fuchsia.googlesource.com/mozart/+/HEAD/examples/basic_wm/main.dart

Gosh, I was so afraid their stillborn attempt at replacing JavaScript might not make it into future Google platforms

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jokes
Dec 20, 2012

Uh... Kupo?


incoherent posted:

Allo is hot garbage. I use it everyday for ONE PERSON. It doesn't even have a pusheen sticker set :sad:

I also use it for one person! But that's because it's "funner" than WhatsApp, which I get.

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