Fuchsia OS recently started facilitating outside contributions opensource.googleblog.com/2020

It seems quite good? Do any other big OSes have IPC messaging standards as good as FIDL (fuchsia interface definition language) (why aren't they using capn proto?) (has no generics yet =<<)

The basic unit of execution is the Component. A component can get Capabilities (EG, the ability to make a window, connect to the internet, access the system clock) fuchsia.dev/fuchsia-src/glossa

"The Fuchsia Package System does not provide native support for inter-package dependencies. This is a considered restriction in order to avoid various challenges that are inherent to dependency management and versioning. This choice keeps the system extremely simple and secure. The solution for handling dependencies is therefore to embed all dependencies into a package."


"The features of the package manager, the package distribution and the Fuchsia storage systems then perform various levels of deduplication in order to make this approach transport, storage and runtime efficient."

Wait, no, O=

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@faun This is why I'm angry that the UNIX crowd isn't innovating. If they don't do it, they cede first mover advantage to Google.
I don't want Fuchsium and Ungoogled-Fuchsia.

@csepp I don't feel like anything like this could have come out of the UNIX crowd? Like there's no point being mad at them, that's just not something they can do, constitutionally. They have to keep pushing unix.

@faun Hmm. Maybe. Idk, I don't like to limit what people should be able to do.

@faun From your quotes alone, Fuchsia package management is starting to smell a lot like functional immutable package management a la Guix, Nix and OSTree.

I am intrigued.
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