Sculpt OS 22.10 is a maintenance release of our Genode-based general-purpose OS. It imposes a new rigid regime to the management of low-level devices, improves USB hotplug support, and comes with numerous performance optimizations.
I should really find the time to sit down with Sculpt.
“I should really find the time to sit down with Sculpt.”
Every time Genode pops up on OSNews I get excited because there’s another OS to read and learn about, and no matter how hard I try I CANNOT wrap my head around Genode! XD Like, I am NOT the best at understanding computer stuff but I have a Computer Science degree, I read OSNews daily, I’ve used Linux as my primary OS for 20 years, I’m a professional in the computer field, and I still can’t figure it out. Even reading the Wikipedia page for it doesn’t help me.
“Genode is a free and open-source software operating system framework consisting of a microkernel abstraction layer and a set of user space components.”
So, there are releases of Genode, but I can’t install Genode because it’s just a framework?
“The Genode project publishes a desktop operating system named Sculpt that targets contemporary consumer laptops. Sculpt is a small base system with automatic device detection and configuration, some GUI control interfaces, and frontends to the Genode package manager. The system does not feature a full desktop environment, but requires users to deploy virtual machines hosting traditional OSes for a fully featured desktop.”
So, I can install Sculpt, but it only includes a bare minimum user interface? Which is fine, I’m just still confused, is it command line only?
“Desktop of Sculpt OS. Firefox runs on TinyCore Linux inside a virtual machine.”
“Qt version 5.1 running natively on Genode 13.08.”
It has native GUI components but also VM GUI components, but the VM GUI also has full control of the Genode OS underneath?
…ok, thanks to my little rant I’m beginning to understand it more. Does anyone know someone who has used Genode? Or is it veeeeery niche?