Genode OS Framework version 12.11 released Nov 30, 2012

With version 12.08, the Genode OS Framework has become capable to execute its own build system and improves the support for ARM platforms.

We are happy to announce the release of the version 12.11 of the Genode OS Framework with the bold statement that Genode has become able to build Genode. For us developers, this is a symbolic event that underlines our ambition to shape the framework into a general- purpose operating system that is capable to carry real-world work- load. Pursuing this line of development involved working on many construction sites, ranging from addressing shortcomings of the used kernels, over improving the base framework, supporting third-party libraries, crafting a glue layer between the Genode API and the GNU userland, and porting the actual tool-chain components to the Genode environment.

Besides the major topic of self-hosting Genode, the new version comes with updated and largely improved support for the different base platforms. For example, our custom kernel for ARM hardware has been enhanced to cover the Freescale i.MX and Texas Instruments OMAP4 SoCs. The Linux base platform has been fundamentally revisited to make this version of the framework more attractive as a middle- ware solution for building component-based software on Linux. Functionality-wise, there are new audio drivers ported from the Open Sound System as well as enhanced support for OMAP4 peripherals.

To learn more about these and many more improvements, please refer to the release notes...

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