Al's Minix Wish List
modified: 29 Jun 2005
Minix add-ons or improvements I'd like to see
More ethernet drivers. There are too many newer cards that are not compatible
with the old cards supported by Minix. Specifically needed is a driver for the
emulated DEC 21140 ethernet interface that Virtual PC presents to guest
Servers for secure services, especially ssh and scp. Telnet and ftp transmit
unencrypted passwords and this is not acceptable in many environments.
USB interface support.
Text-mode mouse input for cut and paste, like the gpm daemon for text-mode
Some kind of graphic interface with mouse support. Not necessarily
a complete multi-window system, but
able to display and navigate web pages.
Server-side include capability for the http server.
Better network route control (del_route doesn't work, add_route doesn't
detect redefined routes).
I'm an amateur radio operator (see
my ham radio page)
and I have often thought Minix could offer a lot to hams, who traditionally
are resourceful and interested in getting new life out of old equipment.
There is a lot of ham radio software that could be ported to Minix, ranging
from Morse code teaching programs to the KA9Q NOS networking stack.
Things to add to the web page:
Porting tutorial (how to get a big app running on Minix).
What's new page: Done! See lists of files modified in last 7 days in the
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