Linked by Norman Feske on Thu 18th Aug 2011 18:54 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The microkernel developer community uses to be extremely fragmented. There exists a high variety of advanced microkernels each being developed with a different focus. However, since each kernel comes with its own minimalistic user land that is usually geared towards the special needs of its developers, none of those kernels has taken off in the domain of general-purpose computing. Genode has the mission to change that. Thanks to the tooling infrastructure that comes with the new version 11.08, the use of different microkernels has finally become a seamless experience. Those kernels including OKL4, L4/Fiasco, L4ka::Pistachio, NOVA, Codzero, and Fiasco.OC can be combined with the framework's steadily growing functionality such as a its new AHCI driver and Qt4.
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fiasco kernel
by fran on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:15 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Fiasco kernel...you just gotta love it.
How poignant name to any big coding project.

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RE: fiasco kernel
by zima on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 16:42 UTC in reply to "fiasco kernel"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, this one would be a fiasco specifically only if "big" ;)

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Good Article
by Pro-Competition on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:49 UTC
Pro-Competition
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2007-08-20

I really do have to set up a test environment for Genode one of these days. This is getting interesting.

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Grand Unified Microkernel
by AndrewZ on Thu 18th Aug 2011 21:21 UTC
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2005-11-15

But why? Er, I mean Hurrah!

Edited 2011-08-18 21:25 UTC

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Could be better written
by renox on Fri 19th Aug 2011 09:53 UTC
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2005-07-06

> The microkernel developer community uses to be extremely fragmented. There exist

The microkernel developer community used to be extremely fragmented: there exist

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Nice job!
by mintar on Fri 19th Aug 2011 12:37 UTC
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2008-09-26

Seems like this thing is gaining some momentum!

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Neat
by RichterKuato on Fri 19th Aug 2011 16:33 UTC
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2010-05-14

It sounds like, if I understand correctly, pure microkernels might soon become practical for everyday use. I guess it's only a matter of time before distributions are made. Makes me wish DistroWatch covered more operating systems.

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RE: Neat
by Neolander on Fri 19th Aug 2011 18:10 UTC in reply to "Neat"
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2010-03-08

Are Symbian's EKA2 and QNX's Neutrino Microkernel not pure microkernels or not practical for everyday use ?

Edited 2011-08-19 18:14 UTC

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RE[2]: Neat
by _txf_ on Fri 19th Aug 2011 21:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Neat"
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2008-03-17

Are Symbian's EKA2 and QNX's Neutrino Microkernel not pure microkernels or not practical for everyday use ?


Well... Neither of them is open source. And only one of them runs on commodity hardware.

I believe the poster was implying practical in a full PC sense...

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RE[3]: Neat
by aliquis on Sat 20th Aug 2011 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Neat"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Yeah, Nokia phones are so hard to come by ;)

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