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9front emailschaden is released and the SDF Plan 9 Boot Camp 2020 has moved from 9xenpcf-pae to 9front. Par0dy is over, thanks for playing. WelCOM 9Front Parity.

@glenda I've written a sample fs that might help with figuring things out, along with careful reading of the section 5 and 9p(2):

If it feels a bit too much I suggest you look a few commits back before I added write support, it was still simpler then. Eventually I'll have both the lite and full versions, with generous comments.

There's also /sys/src/lib9p/ramfs.c but its usage of 9pfile(2) obstructs a lot of important stuff.

@glenda By the way, sorry for the very late reply. I'm not particulary active around here. :)

@glenda Sounds good to me. We already have some articles on programming with 9 on the old wiki. I'll migrate them soon and make a new section.

Just send me an email with the text and I can commit. I can also add you to the editors if you wish. @neauoire I think I remember someone mentioning it was initially just 'xerox', since that was a popular verb to use for the action at the time. They then had to change it because of trademark or something. @neauoire I think that sounds about right. As you mentioned Xerox, notice that Plan 9 (and earlier) GUI programs of the Labs descent often have a 'zerox' action which is used to clone the current file view into a new window. :) @neauoire It meant text copy.

I'm way too young to have used a real Blit, but I've used 9front's games/blit emulator to connect to a public V8 UNIX that aap set up a while ago. Great fun :) @neauoire The earliest uses of 'snarf' known to me are the window system 'mux' and text editor 'jim', both made for a Blit terminal and Research Unix V8 (iirc). This is the early 80's. I know right?

I don't think upas(/fs) currently supports moving messages around, so the save thing only works for bare mdirs where you can just copy in the actual mail file. You could still use that I imagine, but you'd have to open the 'sent' mdir separately with upas/fs. And it'd only be local to the machine. Bcc yourself :P

@neauoire @sir Yes, it's a 9front userspace driver for USB HID. It works great with the tablet on my X230t.

@neauoire @sir What are you even trying to do? Get that wacom tablet working? Did you just try running nusb/kb on it? I hold a reasonable suspicion it'll just work.

@neauoire @khm Compiling and installing individual programs works the same way. cd into /sys/src/cmd/nusb and run mk install. I'm moderately sure Sigrid wrote one. @khm What's meant by continuing your work is mostly that you can get to your files over the network.

As of yet we don't have a way to persist a user session beyond a single terminal. There is some movement towards that end, but don't hold your breath. @khm As far as dump goes, here's how you can do it with samdump: and samload to match:

It doesn't save the UI state, but I don't find it neccessary as I rarely do fancy layouts. @khm It's fine to use a rio window alongside your editor :)

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There were some peculiarities with setting up 9front on the Raspberry Pi, which were not covered in the (otherwise great) 9front FQAs, so I wrote up my notes in setting up on a Pi 3 B+.

Let me know if there are any mistakes or misconceptions there, I'm still feeling my way around here.

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