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Acme (and Plan 9 / Inferno)

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:17:31 -0300 (CLST)

An interesting paper by Pike on Acme - A hybrid of window system, shell,
and editor, Acme gives text-oriented applications a clean, expressive, and
consistent style of interaction. Traditional window systems support
interactive client programs and offer libraries of pre-defined operations
such as pop-up menus and buttons to promote a consistent user interface
among the clients. Acme instead provides its clients with a fixed user
interface and simple conventions to encourage its uniform use. -
http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/pike94acme.html

Plan 9 - http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/plan9dist/

Plan 9 Wiki - Developed by the people who devised UNIX, i.e. Bell Labs,
Plan 9 takes OS development back into the realm of research. [...] While
Inferno has become the commerical up-shot of Plan 9, the operating system
has not become defunct but is instead the Open Source development project
that drives Inferno, similar to the relationship between MacOS X and
Darwin. - http://www.cs.bell-labs.com/wiki/plan9/plan_9_wiki/1070032513/

Inferno - http://www.vitanuova.com/index.html

Acme screenshots from Inferno - http://www.vitanuova.com/screenshots/

Initial link from Luke Gorrie on Lambda.

Andrew

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