Genode Labs Newsletter - February / March 2022


 1. Genode OS Framework 22.02 released
 2. Presentation of Genode meeting the Pinephone

 1. Genode OS Framework 22.02 released

 End of February, we proudly released Genode version 22.02. Two
 highlights stand out. First, we completed our transition to a
 less centralized maintenance structure of Genode's code base,
 easing the future addition of new hardware platforms by us or
 by third parties. This change went hand in hand with the
 introduction of a new generation of device drivers ported from
 the Linux kernel such as a new USB host-controller driver for
 PC hardware, or a touchscreen driver for the Pinephone.

 The second highlight of version 22.02 is the modularization
 of the Sculpt OS base system. Whereas Sculpt OS used to promote
 one canonical system image as a basis for shaping the system
 live on target, the new version also allows for the easy creation
 of custom Sculpt-based special-purpose appliances. The gained
 flexibility took even us developers by surprise! Thanks to the
 new modular approach, we were able to demonstrate a bare-bones
 version of Sculpt OS on the Pinephone at FOSDEM (see below),
 or accelerate our development workflow by routinely running
 Sculpt OS directly on the Linux kernel.

 Further highlights of the new version is the introduction of 3D
 acceleration for guest operating systems running in VirtualBox,
 a new mechanism for packet-level network processing by POSIX
 applications, and the completion of C and C++ standard library
 support for RISC-V. Please enjoy the entire picture as presented
 by the official release documentation:


 2. Presentation of Genode meeting the Pinephone

 We announced the presentation of our Pinephone-related work
 at FOSDEM in the previous newsletter. In the meanwhile, the
 virtual FOSDEM conference took place and the recording of the
 talk and demo has become available. You can find the video
 along with the slides at the following website.


 Thanks to Sebastian Sumpf, Martin Decky, and Josef Söntgen
 for having organized the microkernel developer room this year,
 and to all participants who contributed!

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