Announcement: Genode OS Framework version 9.11 released

Stefan Kalkowski stefan.kalkowski at ...1...
Wed Nov 25 12:01:59 CET 2009

The new release 9.11 of the Genode OS Framework is available.

The current release comprises a whole bunch of new functionality with respect 
to libraries, OS services and device drivers, like the Light-weight IP stack, 
Qt4 Webkit and USB storage, just to mention a few. Moreover, we incorporated 
new generic interfaces and made parts of Genode more efficient especially 
with respect to memory consumption. Apart from functional extensions and 
improvements, the new release contains initial support for the ARM 
architecture. As cherry on the cake, we release an adapted version of OKLinux 
running on top of the Genode/OKL4 platform. As a consequence, native Genode 
applications run side-by-side with unmodified Linux binaries.

Release-notes summary for version 9.11
* Base framework
  * Signal-framework refinements
  * Binary-size optimizations
* Paravirtualized Linux on top of Genode on OKL4
* Initial support for the ARM architecture
* Operating-system services and libraries
  * Packet-streaming interface
  * Fully integrated shared-library support
  * Light-weight IP stack
  * Zero-footprint runtime for Spark/Ada programs
  * Port of popular libraries such as Freetype2 and Jpeg
* Device drivers
  * Support for USB storage
  * PS/2 mouse scroll-wheel support
  * NIC driver service
* Qt4 Webkit
  * Support for Jpeg and Freetype2
* Applications
  * Xvfb integration into Genode on Linux
  * Improved configurability of native applications

You can find the complete release notes for the version 9.11 here:

The new release is available to the project's subversion repository
and at the Genode download page:

Stefan Kalkowski
Genode Labs Developer

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