Linked by nfeske on Thu 24th Feb 2011 23:27 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The just released version 11.02 of the Genode OS Framework pushes its platform support to 8 different kernels. Genode allows the construction of specialized operating systems by combining one of those kernels with a steadily growing number of ready-to-use components. The new platform additions are the support for Fiasco.OC, which is a modern capability-based microkernel, the upgrade to the NOVA hypervisor 0.3, and a custom kernel implementation specifically targeted to softcore CPUs as employed in FPGA-based SoCs. Functionality-wise, Genode 11.02 features the first parts of a new execution environment for running command-line-based GNU software natively on Genode.
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RE: I don't get it
by wannabe geek on Fri 25th Feb 2011 21:39 UTC in reply to "I don't get it"
wannabe geek
Member since:
2006-09-27

Indeed, Genode sounds like the most promising general purpose operating system out there. It has all the buzz words; graphical, secure (capability-based), real-time, hypervisor, microkernel, 3d-accelerated, with good support and integration of legacy systems (such as Linux), portable (with different kernels and archs, including an FPGA soft core), with native ports of many powerful open source frameworks. What's left to ask for?


The latest demo is really impressive. In case someone missed it:

http://www.osnews.com/story/24167Genode_OS_Walkthrough_on_YouTube

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RE[2]: I don't get it
by renox on Sat 26th Feb 2011 13:58 in reply to "RE: I don't get it"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

But if I understand correctly it's an either/or choice: if you want the drivers you install Linux, if you want to use the 'object capabilities' you need to do another installation..
Maybe that's why people are not so excited about it?

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RE[3]: I don't get it
by wannabe geek on Sat 26th Feb 2011 15:06 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get it"
wannabe geek Member since:
2006-09-27

But if I understand correctly it's an either/or choice: if you want the drivers you install Linux, if you want to use the 'object capabilities' you need to do another installation..
Maybe that's why people are not so excited about it?


What makes you think that? I'm no expert, but I don't recall them mentioning that limitation in their demos and explanations. The "object capability" model is the heart and soul of Genode, and they take pride on its ability to run and integrate several Linux VMs, Qt4 applications (like the Arora web browser) directly on Genode, plugins as separate processes and much more.

I guess people are not yet excited because, outside of the demo CD, the installation and configuration may be a bit involved, the system is evolving quickly and it's probably not quite ready for production yet.

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