posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Aug 2008 16:11 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
As an experiment, Kaj de Vos ported the recently released Genode OS framework to Syllable Server. It does not run on Syllable Desktop yet, as this requires some more deep porting work to the Syllable kernel. Genode is a modular operating system framework with several components that are largely complementary to Syllable. The Syllable project wants to explore the opportunities to integrate these into Syllable.
Kaj de Vos explains to OSNews:
For example, the core component provides a true capabilities system for very high security and reliability. The Nitpicker windowing server is capable of displaying windows from multiple GUI systems on the same screen. If the Syllable AppServer were to be ported to it, for example it would be possible to run Syllable applications next to applications based on the upcoming Qt port to Nitpicker. Genode and a few demo programs will be included in the upcoming Syllable Server release.