Announcement: Genode OS Framework version 19.08 released

Norman Feske norman.feske at
Wed Aug 28 14:55:30 CEST 2019

I am happy to announce the release of Genode version 19.08.

The summer release is dedicated to topics important for the practical
use of Genode and Sculpt OS. Topics like keyboard-layout handling,
system-time management, secure copy and paste, or dealing with a captive
portal when joining a public WiFi network can safely be ignored when
building proof of concepts or tech demos but they are vital for
real-world use. Hence, we put them into focus.

Among the further highlights of version 19.08 are the base-hw kernel
running on 64-bit ARM, networking on i.MX8, a new tracing tool, Qt5
version 5.13, SMBIOS support, and enhanced POSIX compatibility. The full
picture is presented by the official release documentation:

The list of topics at a glimpse:

- Flexible keyboard layouts
- Custom kernel for 64-bit ARM and NXP i.MX8
- i.MX8 network driver
- Accessing SMBIOS tables on x86
- New tooling for light-weight tracing
- General system time concept
- Clipboard handling
- SSH exec channel support
- Qt5 version 5.13
- Updated Ada/SPARK runtime
- Disposable VM for handling captive portals
- Consolidation of the C runtime and Noux

Enjoy exploring the new release!


Dr.-Ing. Norman Feske
Genode Labs ·

Genode Labs GmbH · Amtsgericht Dresden · HRB 28424 · Sitz Dresden
Geschäftsführer: Dr.-Ing. Norman Feske, Christian Helmuth

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