Thoughts about a new live system

Peter Lindener lindener.peter at ...9...
Wed Dec 2 22:34:04 CET 2015

    Fellow Genodians-

CC:  Jamil Weatherbee <weatherbee at ...373...> ( SnickerDoodle
<> developer )

    First let me express that I'm overjoyed to read that Genode now
supports the Xilinx Zynq_7000 series SOC / FPGA,
I gather this means that turn key support for running Genode on
SnickerDoodle <> may not be all so far away....

   In general, I think from a OS development perspective, it might make
sense to focus on supporting a fairly small number of fully specified
hardware target platfroms... that is, I think that Genode should aspire to
come up "turn key"...  for Genode developers who are willing to acquire one
of these "out of the box", targets....
   I see Norman's point, that is: I do not think (at this point) it would
be realistic for Genode to support the very large number of I/O / Memory
system drivers that would be required to provide a "live image" experience
that would consistently leave a good impression.

   Genode's hierarchical / recursive system definition does seem like a
vision that is likely to catch on soon enough,,,
Let's do our homework, and provide suggestions, that the core Genode can
entertain...with regard to the selection of a few platforms that might make
for a good first time Genode boot-up experience..

Thats my two cents.
   all the best

On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 3:27 AM, Norman Feske <norman.feske at ...1...>

> Hello,
> shortly after almost every Genode release, I see people wondering why we
> have not released a new live system since many years. There are even a
> few who conclude that the project is not going to get anywhere because
> there is no easy way to try it out.
> Because this topic is brought up every now and then, I'd like to share
> my opinion about it:
> I hope that you find my line of thoughts reasonable. If you have ideas
> or thoughts to add, please don't hesitate to share them.
> Cheers
> Norman
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