thox, a simple multi-tasking OS for ComputerCraft¶
thox is a simple operating system for ComputerCraft providing pre-emptive multitasking, secure thread sandboxing and simple IPC.
The source repository is available on my forge.
The documentation is organized as suggested by Daniele Procida in his conference “What nobody tells you about documentation” (watch), which was filmed at PyCon Australia 2017; watching this conference is recommended for contributing to this wiki. It uses a specific vocabulary; see Glossary.
This project is in early alpha and documentation-driven, which means the documentation will very probably be in advance on the code. This is because I strongly believe that while the code might disappear, what will stay is the concepts and the user experience attempted at in this project, and the notions covered in the documentation (including protocols’ and file formats descriptions).
- Character encodings
- Buses and peripherals
- Video devices
- Modem networking
- Modem protocols
- Core system design
- thox startup
- thox processes and interactions
- thox contexts and interactions
- thox process manager
- thox process API
- thox process manager API
- initd: the thox init daemon
- fsd: the thox filesystem daemon
- gpsd: the thox GPS daemon
- netd: the thox network daemon
- rand: the thox random and entropy production daemon
- Core libraries