Genode OS Framework 20.08 release Aug 29, 2020

The new version 20.08 of the Genode OS framework features a major redesign of the low-level GUI stack, the Chromium web engine, and enhanced ARM platform support.

The most visible topic is our completely redesigned low-level GUI stack that paves the ground for restarting and updating device drivers without reboot, improves input latency, and increases the quality of graphical output.

The second major topic revolves around Qt5 and the Chromium web engine. On our mission to bring the Qt web engine to Genode, we revised Genode's Qt5 integration and work flows, leveraging the regular Qt tool chain. Prompted by the immense pressure that Chromium puts on Genode, the release comes with profound improvements of the framework's POSIX runtime.

Further highlights are the modularization of the CBE block encryptor so that the crypto algorithm and the implementation of a trust anchor can be customized without changing the CBE, a new port of the SDL2 library, the new ability to manage CPU affinities in Sculpt OS, and extended device-driver infrastructure for ARM.

You can find all the details in the release documentation...

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