Heading towards to FOSDEM in Belgium the JNode team is proud to
the release of JNode 0.2.6.
JNode is a free, open source Java technology based OS (Operating
written fully in Java language (with a very small assembler
This release features over 99 percent java 6 api compatibility,
hotswapping, nfs, hfs+, even more openJDK integration, jetty6 and
ofcourse bug fixes and improvements.
As a workshop version of the JNode operating system
members of the JNode team are holding a presentation at the FOSDEM,
more information can be found at
I have created a custom Desktop background called "Time To Hack JNode" for my JNode 0.2.6-dev PC, which I am happy to contribute to JNode, or to anyone else who wants it. Details after the break.
1. Download a copy of the JNode source from svn.
The path to your JNode source tree will be called $JNODEHOME here.
2. Download TimeToHackJNode.tar into a work area.
Unix/Linux: cd /tmp; wget http://exileinparadise.com/JNode/TimeToHackJnode.tar
3. Untar it.
Unix/Linux: tar xvf TimeToHackJnode.tar
Windows/Mac: You did scan that with your favorite CPU, RAM, and I/O wasting malware scanner first, right?
After a lot of trial and error, and far too many false starts, I have finally successfully built a Jnode 0.2.5 PC which boots and runs from an EXT2-formatted filesystem mounted read/wrote from the harddisk, without CDROM or USB support.
And I still have 14GB of free disk space to use for builds and testing.
Details after the break...
After nearly a year of hard work the JNode team is proud to announce the release of JNode 0.2.5, the new intermediary development version of the JNode operating system.
JNode is a free, open source Java technology based OS (Operating System) written fully in Java language (with a very small assembler nano-kernel).
This release features OpenJDK integration, Java 6 support, substantially improved consoles, experimental support for isolates and a large set of bug fixes and improvements to all parts of the system, including better memory mamagement and increased performance.
We would like to thank all contributors for their effort in making this release possible.
Has anybody tried running Derby on Jnode? It seems to me that integrating Derby into the framework could allow for a pretty slick FS and provide numerous other possibilities as well. Would this be a direction the dev team would be interested in? I am thinking Iâ€™ll experiment with it, but was wondering if anybody had any thoughts or insight?