Systems lab's Plan B (1st ed.)

Put resources into boxes

Plan B is an operating system designed to work in distributed environments where the set of available resources is different at different points in time.

It's main design guidelines are:

The design owes much to Plan 9 and to Off++. For a description of the system, you may read a draft of Plan B: boxes for network resources or download a postscript instead.

The 1st edition user's manual can give you a glimpse of how to write code for a Plan B application. Source code is available under the Plan B license. If you accept the license, enter your email and click on "Accept" to download the source.