Welcome to tilde.institute! This is an public-access machine in the tildeverse whose purpose is to provide a space for people to experiment with the
OpenBSD operating system. A variety of editors, shells, and compilers are installed to allow for development in a native
OpenBSD environment. OpenBSD's
httpd(8) is configured with
slowcgi(8) as the fastcgi provider and
sqlite3 is available. This allows users to experiment with web development using compiled
C (or any statically-linked binary). For more information on this, see the BCHS site.
User sites are accessible via
A list of user gopher sites is available at
The mailing list will be the primary means of communication between tilde.institute admins and users regarding announcements and critical issues. Web archive and subscribing information available here.
We have a local
GitBucket instance for users to enjoy, available here: https://git.tilde.institute.
The list of compilers and interpreters available are as follows:
gcc 8.3.0 (includes Objective-C support)
jdk 22.214.171.124.3 (environment setup required)
python (2.7 & 3.6)
ruby 2.5 (and 2.6)
rust 1.33 (1.37 will be available after November 2019's release of OpenBSD 6.6)
Your interactive shell can be changed with the
chsh command. The shells available:
The IRC clients available by default are:
Feel free to contact the admins via firstname.lastname@example.org or on IRC in
#institute if you need another package installed, or if you would like your homepage's index changed from
index.html to something else (
News & Updates2019 September 15
New GitBucket instance available at https://git.tilde.institute. Enjoy!2019 July 30
The server migration happened over the weekend, and there were very few issues resulting from the migration. Success!2019 July 04
We'll be moving to a much larger and more powerful server soon! Currently building it. We're hoping to have everything ready for next week.2019 June 06
Wow, we've hit 150 users! Also, we'll be upgrading to OpenBSD 6.5 on Monday evening around 10:00 PM US Eastern Time, or 2:00 AM UTC (Tuesday).2019 March 14
Welcome to the team, Kneezle!