Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 09:02 UTC, submitted by Norman Feske
OSNews, Generic OSes Genode is a new OS architecture that is able to align high security, robustness, and deterministic system behaviour with dynamic application workload. The project has now released its first ready-to-boot Live CD that demonstrates the key ideas of the architecture in an interactive fashion using a custom GUI and a number of example applications. It runs on Qemu, VirtualBox, and a range of native PC hardware.
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Sweet! :)
by wannabe geek on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 14:21 UTC
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2006-09-27

The demo iso works like charm in Virtualbox (for me at least). Genode is shaping up nicely!

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Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Nehemoth on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 15:46 UTC
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2005-07-07

on vMWARE is not working.

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RE: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Morph on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 20:26 UTC in reply to "Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
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2007-08-20

Doesn't work on Virtual PC either - "Could not set vesa mode 1024x768@16". Also it seems to assume a reasonable amount of memory - it wouldn't boot with 32MB.

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RE[2]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Bobthearch on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
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2006-01-27

It's not claimed to work on VirtualPC or VMWare:

...has been tested on Qemu and VirtualBox.

Have you tried the bootable CD? Worked great for me, and without being dependent on an emulator/simulator.

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RE[3]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Morph on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
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2007-08-20

It's not claimed to work on VirtualPC or VMWare

Indeed, it isn't. Consider the parent posts public service announcements.
Now it has been tested on VMware and VirtualPC, and we know for sure the results ;)

Edited 2008-10-22 22:41 UTC

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RE[2]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by krishna on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 07:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
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2008-08-11

Hi, it would be nice to know, why it cannot set the VESA mode. Don't Vmware and VirtualPC support 16 bit graphics modes (at all/in your setup)? Unfortunately, we do not have access to these products.

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RE[3]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Morph on Thu 23rd Oct 2008 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
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2007-08-20

Virtual PC does support 16bit modes, but it isn't as reliable as 32bit. I often have problems with 16bit modes in Linux under Virtual PC, which are fixed in 32bit modes. However other OSs eg Syllable [www.syllable.org] work fine in 16bit modes.
Furthermore, the TU Dresden OS live cd [http://demo.tudos.org/] (also based on L4) works fine in Virtual PC for me!

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Hopefully...
by fithisux on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 16:01 UTC
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2006-01-22

we will see it on Syllable. Does anyone know if Genode provides a device driver framework?

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nice
by poundsmack on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 16:03 UTC
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2005-07-13

I love that in the chalanges section they have "port it to the QNX kernel. http://www.pan.com/gukkle/showcontrol/mic/

that is a really smart idea, super fast, super stable, and incredibly scalible.

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Hmm.....
by Bobthearch on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 17:04 UTC
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2006-01-27

Booted up easily from a CD. But...

The running system looked nothing at all like the screenshot shown at at the Genode website: No launchpad, no colored boxes, nothing other than "Scout" filling the screen and showing a series of informational pages. There are no other menus other than the Scout browsing tools, no way to close "Scout", and no way to end Genode or reboot.

Apparently, the "Demonstration" is simply a series of FAQs about Genode? Or it didn't boot properly? Or I misunderstand the bootable CD entirely?

Somehow I expected something more usable, at least a functional demonstration, from a project that's advanced to Version 8.

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RE: Hmm.....
by johkra on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 18:28 UTC in reply to "Hmm....."
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2007-09-12

Yes, that's it. It's still in a very early state of development.

They use a Ubuntu-like naming scheme - they are not at version 8, but in year 2008.

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RE: Hmm.....
by wannabe geek on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 18:57 UTC in reply to "Hmm....."
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2006-09-27

If you follow the tutorial in scout, you'll find an link that says something like "click this link to open launchpad". You click it, it launches launchpad and from launchpad you can launch everything else, as described in the tutorial. Agreed, it would be nicer to have launchpad launched from the beginning.

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RE[2]: Hmm.....
by Bobthearch on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmm....."
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2006-01-27

That's much better, thanks. ;)

I don't wish for the world from a 3MB download, but I had expected to see something vaguely resembling the publicity screenshot.

This looks like a very interesting project, and I look forward to seeing it's continued development. Imagine a mature operating system with this sort of control riding on top.

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