>> Rui, please present any issues you had with the step-by-step
>> introductions in the fqa to us on the 9front mailinglist in a
>> designated thread.
> The main issue for me is putting together a build environment on top
> of KVM or Linux, which isn’t covered in the FQA.
> I can’t build 9front on a Pi (well, not in productive amounts of
> time), and all the machines i have available with the requisite
> horsepower are in the public cloud (except for my iMac and a local KVM
> host that is already overburdened with my Windows development VM).
> Since I’m a staunch supporter of CI/CD I’d love to automate the
> process from committing code to building a burnable image, and dipping
> into 9front from “outside” to run the requisite commands is going to
> be a time sink.
It sounds like you are saying you want to 1.) build Plan 9 on Linux,
using Linux tools, 2.) and test it by running the result in
QEMU/KVM/whatever hosted by Linux.
1.) is the wrong approach. Just build inside Plan 9.
2.) is trivial and is covered in FQA3 and FQA5. 9front's fork
of drawterm can run without graphics, and can be used to execute
If this is really your aim, I think you can accomplish it with minimal