Linked by nfeske on Wed 30th May 2012 11:30 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes With the ability to run the GNU tool chain including GCC, binutils, and GNU make, the Genode OS framework has taken another big step towards becoming a general-purpose OS. The just released version 12.05 introduces Genode's file-system infrastructure along with support for stacked file systems, extends the framework API with support for configuring system components on-thy-fly, and adds media replay capabilities.
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RE: Comment by Radio
by WereCatf on Wed 30th May 2012 17:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Radio"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Being completely new to Genode OS I find the whole thing quite fascinating. They've actually managed to implement many of the things I've complained about for years and they've seemingly managed to do it all in functional way. "The principle of least possible privileges" is something that should have been implemented on mobile devices YEARS ago already, so I really hope Genode OS will gain some traction sooner or later in the mobile device industry.

I'll have to keep an eye on this thing.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by nfeske on Thu 31st May 2012 07:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
nfeske Member since:
2009-05-27

Thanks for the encouraging words. Even though Genode does not yet qualify for being called a general-purpose OS, it is definitely the goal to get there in the not-too-distant future.

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by WereCatf on Thu 31st May 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Thanks for the encouraging words. Even though Genode does not yet qualify for being called a general-purpose OS, it is definitely the goal to get there in the not-too-distant future.


I can imagine it requiring quite a boatload of work still to get it there, but.. well, to be honest, the improved security model is definitely worth it IMHO.

Too bad, though, that it's unlikely to attract much attention from the big manufacturers, mostly because the mobile device OS - market is already quite crowded. If it were to ever gain their attention, though.. well, the implications could be huge.

As an aside: how's the ARM-support on it? I'm likely getting a Pandaboard soon, would love to try Genode OS on it first-hand.

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RE[3]: Comment by Radio
by kaiwai on Fri 1st Jun 2012 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Radio"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Regarding Fiasco.OC - long term is the aim to have it at the core of the operating system? what is the driver API like compared to other platforms? is there a move to LLVM maybe at a later date given the heavy lifting which Apple and others are providing by way of C++ 2011 functionality being added?

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