Plan9


My summer break in 2014 had a theme of sorts, which was “back to basics”. I wanted to forget everything I could about work and fiddle with more interesting stuff – less abstractions, less wondering, more concrete, down-to-earth stuff.

For some reason I gravitated back towards Plan9/9front ssh2). Call it dissatisfaction with present day computing, if you will, but I keep looking for something smaller, faster and more efficient than what we use today – so I ended up setting up Raspberry Pi image that works better than the ‘official’ port (but does not include on a Chromebook and fiddling with it.

Resources

Date Link Notes
Jun‘16 Richard Miller’s Stuff Which includes the “official” Raspberry Pi image
May‘16 Harvey OS A “Fresh Take on Plan 9”, under active development
Sep‘15 inferno-rpi A port of Inferno to the Raspberry Pi, with a few tweaks
Jun‘15 node9 An Inferno-like hosted OS using LuaJIT instead of dis
Aug‘14 plan9port Can be installed trivially on a Mac via brew
Sep‘14 9front Has a Raspberry Pi image that works better than the ‘official’ port (but does not include on a Chromebook and fiddling with it.ssh2). Call it dissatisfaction with present day computing, if you will, but I keep looking for something smaller, faster and more efficient than what we use today – so I ended up setting up
Sep‘14 Installing a virtualized Plan9 server Somewhat outdated, but workable