Plan 9 from User Space
Plan 9 from User Space (aka plan9port)
is a port of many Plan 9 programs from their native
environment to Unix-like operating systems.
Linux (x86, x86-64, PowerPC, and ARM),
FreeBSD (x86, x86-64),
Mac OS X (x86, x86-64, and Power PC),
NetBSD (x86 and PowerPC),
OpenBSD (x86 and PowerPC),
SunOS (x86-64 and Sparc),
Dragonfly BSD (x86-64).
Start with the overview in
For information on installing the system, see
Most obviously, plan9port derives from
Plan 9 from Bell Labs
and would not exist without the work of the Plan 9 team over the
past many years.
Rob Pike suggested the original X11 port of libdraw years ago,
as part of drawterm, and strongly encouraged the Mac OS X work.
He has also been a consistent source of good ideas to hide
the ugliness of modern Unix.
William Josephson handled
(with Taj Khattra) and many of
the supporting programs. He also inspired the thread library
clean-up and has ported a handful of applications.
Andrey Mirtchovski and Axel Belinfante have done significant
work dealing with X11 corner cases and fine-tuning
Axel never tires of finding bugs in the SunOS port.
Latchesar Ionkov has contributed many fixes to tricky bugs, and
got factotum(4) up and running.
Many other people have provided help,
ported programs, written bug reports,
sent useful patches, and gotten plan9port running on new
Bigelow & Holmes, Inc. created the screen fonts in the
luc, lucm, lucsans, and pelm
directories and granted permission to redistribute them with plan9port.
Thanks to all.
The UTF-8 library, the formatted print library,
the buffered I/O library, the (Unicode-capable) regular expression
library, and mk are available in packaging separate from plan9port.