Linked by nfeske on Thu 28th Feb 2013 12:08 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The just released version 13.02 of the Genode OS Framework comes with major improvements of the underlying kernels. Using the NOVA kernel, the framework can be used to build custom operating systems for IOMMU-enabled machines while also leveraging hardware virtualization. Using Genode's custom kernel or the Fiasco.OC kernel, the new version targets ARM Cortex-A15-based systems such as the Exynos 5250 SoC.
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Slightly less mechanic would be nice
by Wondercool on Thu 28th Feb 2013 19:36 UTC
Wondercool
Member since:
2005-07-08

You know, this is OSnews OPERATING SYSTEM. So your posting is dead on. BUT it's a bit mechanical?

Appreciate the posting anyway. I am reasonably technical but have never heard of Genode. Maybe explain a bit more?

The posting sounded like advertising (not a problem for me). But please explain all the abreviations, what is IOMMU or NOVA?
Sorry for not being a nerd enough.

Like the topic of the article though, let's get back to less Thom opinions and more general OS news

Edited 2013-02-28 19:45 UTC

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krishna Member since:
2008-08-11

All the information about I/O MMUs and Genode's support for them (including nice figures) is just one click on the link in the article away. So, please have a look into our (quite detailed) release notes also written by Norman.

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jayrulez Member since:
2011-10-17

Genode has been covered on OSnews since 2008:
http://www.osnews.com/search?q=genode

A quick google search will turn up relevant results with much information about the projects.

Also, simply clicking the link in the article will provide you much more information about this particular release.

It is on you to inform yourself on the matter.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=IOMMU
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=NOVA+microkernel

Regards.

Edited 2013-02-28 21:02 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Wondercool,

"You know, this is OSnews OPERATING SYSTEM. So your posting is dead on. BUT it's a bit mechanical?"

I don't actually recall seeing anywhere that the 'OS' stands for Operating System. It seems a logical conclusion, but it might also have stood for Open Source, or just a cool sounding domain at the time it was registered. Maybe someone with authority on the subject can divulge the original intention for the domain?

"Like the topic of the article though, let's get back to less Thom opinions and more general OS news"

I suppose the name could change the perception of this website, but it is Thom's blog after all. I think the "News" aspect is hard to keep both original and interesting at the same time after so many years of covering it.


Personally I'd love to be a part of an original series covering hundreds of technical topics in depth. We could work on real projects with real milestones even if they're just for fun. The community could vote on what we'd do next. I'd like to go all out with multimedia video interviews and demos, etc. But personally I could not afford to do it for free. Thom has hinted several times that osnews is a labor of love rather than one of profit.

If the money was there, I'd offer to start it up myself, but let me ask an honest question to everyone: how much would everyone be willing to pay a year to get some original R&D stuff going?

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djohnston Member since:
2006-04-11

It's a given that OS in the domain name stands for operating system, not just open source. Thom and others before him have covered every operating system under the sun, including Microsoft's. MS can hardly be called open source.

Alfman, what are you hinting at? "Money for nothing and your chicks for free?"

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't actually recall seeing anywhere that the 'OS' stands for Operating System. It seems a logical conclusion, but it might also have stood for Open Source, or just a cool sounding domain at the time it was registered. Maybe someone with authority on the subject can divulge the original intention for the domain?

The first question & answer in FAQs (at the top of this page) makes it pretty clear it's "operating systems" ...still, some OSS zealots don't seem to realise that, from time to time.

(and are you sure many people wouldn't be put off by such series of articles? Look what kinds of topics are most commented ;p )

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