Genode Labs Newsletter - June/July 2011


 1. Third anniversary of the Genode OS Framework
 2. Blurring the lines between operating-system kernels

 1. Third anniversary of the Genode OS Framework

 It has been almost three years ago when we published the first version
 of the Genode OS Framework. Since then, our ongoing commitment and
 dedication to bring forward this technology has proven our project to
 be sustaining and constantly evolving. Moreover, to our delight, the
 last year has shown that the potential behind our project receives
 increasing recognition by people outside the inner circle of the
 Genode and L4 communities. This gives us more than enough reasons to
 celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Genode together with you! Let's
 gather for a barbecue and a campfire on

   19th of August, 6 pm near Moritzburger Str. 1 in Dresden

 We'd be happy about everyone who feels related to Genode to join us at
 the wonderful location nearby the river, enjoying both vegetarian and
 non-vegetarian barbecue and beverages. If you plan to attend, please
 leave a short note until 17th of August at


 2. Blurring the lines between operating-system kernels

 The upcoming release of Genode 11.08 will fundamentally change the way
 of how we are working with different OS kernels. In the past, each
 microkernel carried along its own userland. During the last three
 years, Genode has demonstrated that one carefully crafted API can
 target vastly different kernels. Still, each kernel used to come with
 different tools, different configuration mechanisms, and different
 boot concepts. Even though Genode programs can be developed in a
 kernel-independent way, the deployment of such programs still required
 profound insights into the peculiarities of the respective kernel.

 The upcoming Genode release will fundamentally change the way of how
 we interact with different OS kernels by completely unifying the
 procedures of downloading and building kernels as well as integrating
 and running Genode programs with each of those kernels. Using our new
 tools, changing the underlying kernel for a given Genode application
 will be an almost seamless experience and a matter of minutes rather
 than days.

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