The Unleashed Operating System
Unleashed is an operating system fork of illumos, which itself is a derivative of OpenSolaris and therefore has its roots in UNIX System V Release 4.
It is intended as an operating system for developers by developers.
Unleashed is a fork of illumos; it comes with ZFS, DTrace, Crossbow and more.
We try to make Unleashed an operating system that we would like to use.
Our most important goals are:
The only systems currently supported are amd64-based computers and virtual machines.
Please note that Unleashed is currently not ready for use in a production environment. While we do try to keep up with patches for security vulnerabilities, we do not have enough resources to make any guarantees.
If you wish to build the current master, use the latest available development snapshot.
You can find us in #unleashed on Freenode.
We have two mailing lists: one for general development discussions (subscribe, archives) and one with commit notifications (subscribe, archives).
Security sensitive information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish, you may encrypt your message with PGP (key ID 0x18F90BEB645EB36FE31AEE9F8311B7D703B1E6C8).
We try to make contributing to Unleashed a straightforward affair. If you have a project in mind or are looking for some suggestions, contact us on IRC or on the mailing list. (A good way to come up with a project is to install and use Unleashed. Anything broken or annoying that you find is a possible project!)
The source code itself is split across several git repositories:
The steps to build each vary, but they are documented in each repository's top-level README.
Aside from the typical set of man pages, there is a docs directory in the main git repository.