Genode OS Framework 19.08 released Sep 30, 2019

End of August, we celebrated the 44th Genode release, which was focused on a variety of practical concerns, ranging from the handling of keyboard layouts, over the management of system time, to the secure copy-and-pasting of text between mutually distrusting programs.

Genode's development of new features goes always hand in hand with the consolidation of the existing code base. On that account, the new version kicks off our effort to harmonize the execution of Unix-based software along with native Genode components. Programs that formerly required our Noux runtime environment - a virtual Unix kernel running in user space on top of Genode - or a virtual machine have now become able to run directly on top of Genode's regular C runtime. This will greatly ease the porting of existing software to the native Genode world.

Feature-wise, the new version brings the ability to use our base-hw kernel on 64-bit ARM, adds networking on NXP's i.MX8 SoC, introduces a new tracing tool, updates Qt5 to version 5.13, extracts SMBIOS information on x86, and comes with a new browser VM appliance. Those and many more topics are covered in detail by the release documentation.

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