VolantOS - An operating system made with Volant (Check the jam section)
CSharpIsGud (578)

Okay, so I'm sure you have all seen ReplOS a while back. I decided to give OS Dev another shot, except this time I'm using a jam language (Volant)!
I'm not part of the team of Volant but it seems like a neat low level language.

What this is

This isn't one of those fake operating systems you see that simply chain a bunch of if statements together, this is a real functioning operating system you can compile and run on a physical computer!
I installed QEMU(x86 emulator) on the repl so you can simply press run and see how limited it is right now.

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RohilPatel (1172)

Why don't things like this get more attention?

mwilki7 (1104)

@RohilPatel I'm starting to think people are more likely to upvote familiar faces versus impressive repls.

RohilPatel (1172)

This is the second time I've upvoted him; C sharp never directly tells anyone to upvote his post, but I know the difference between quality and not (no offense to you by any means) @mwilki7

CSharpIsGud (578)

@mwilki7 I can barely tolerate reading repl talk just because someone that makes a cycles celebration gets like 40+ upvotes free for doing almost nothing at all.

I spend so much time making decently sized repls and they never get that many upvotes.

Meanwhile everyone else just steady churns out easy and fast projects everyone's already seen before and get tons of upvotes every time.

RohilPatel (1172)

Honestly, at the rate of this post, it might hit trending @CSharpIsGud

fuzzyastrocat (576)

@CSharpIsGud Agreed! Sometimes you see some cool projects where it's apparent lots of work have gone into them (i.e, this, the Sliders game a little while ago) but a lot of the time it's just simple projects made by someone who already has tons of cycles. And because of that, everyone upvotes.

EpicGamer007 (537)

@CSharpIsGud, I don't think you should care about cycles that much though... Also, would you consider me someone who churns cycles?

CSharpIsGud (578)

@AbhayBhat The ReplDB client looks nice. But like when cycle celebrations paired with some art generated by code or something gets more upvotes than something that took an entire day of constant debugging it is hard not to care about cycles.

EpicGamer007 (537)

@CSharpIsGud, i see, i understand, thanks for the feedback!

potatojs (801)

thanks and...you are maybe right i worked on that project for 2 hours..
but that doesn't mean that all of my posts just get 40 upvote just like that
some posts that i spend weeks working on got literally no upvotes but others that i made in hours get a hundred it is just luck you should not be very obsessed by upvotes because by experience you are going to be very demotivated very fast ;)
@CSharpIsGud

CSharpIsGud (578)

@potatojs its fate's choice who gets the 40 upvotes, but someone will 👀

potatojs (801)

lol no it's luck :)
and some cycles @CSharpIsGud

fuzzyastrocat (576)

@potatojs @CSharpIsGud That is true, it seems like you just have to have the right post at the right time (i.e, when lots of people are checking) to get cycles. Once you get on the hot board, it's a snowball effect — getting the cycles puts you on the hot board, which gives you more cycles, which keeps you on the hot board...

potatojs (801)

TRUE but i thing i start understanding how to get a lot of upvotes..

  • fancy titles
  • share it when everyone is not sleeping aka the afternoon
  • and be kind in the comments because sometimes people upvote just because you are nice with them and they can unupvote just because you are not kind with them
    @fuzzyastrocat
fuzzyastrocat (576)

@potatojs Oh no, is that last bullet point directed at me... whoops sorry

potatojs (801)

oh no i not mean any one with the last one lol @fuzzyastrocat