Synit is an experiment in applying pervasive reactivity and object capabilities to the System Layer of an operating system for personal computers, including laptops, desktops, and mobile phones. Its architecture follows the principles of the Syndicated Actor Model.
Synit builds upon the Linux kernel, but replaces many pieces of
familiar Linux software, including
D-Bus, and so on. It makes use of many concepts that will be
familiar to Linux users, but also incorporates many ideas drawn from
programming languages and operating systems not closely connected with
Linux's Unix heritage.
See the installation instructions for a list of supported devices.
Much initial work on Synit was made possible by a generous grant from the NLnet Foundation as part of the NGI Zero PET programme. Please see "Structuring the System Layer with Dataspaces (2021)" for details of the funded project.
This manual is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Copyright © 2021–2023 Tony Garnock-Jones firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Synit programs and source code are separately licensed. Please see the source code for details.