Announcement: Genode OS Framework version 20.02 released

Norman Feske norman.feske at
Fri Feb 28 12:40:39 CET 2020

I'm happy to announce the version 20.02 of the Genode OS Framework.

The topics of this release were strongly motivated by Sculpt OS. As one
break-through, it brings the entirety of Sculpt to 64-bit ARM hardware,
including all device drivers needed for the i.MX8 SoC, and featuring
even hardware-assisted virtualization.

At the user-facing side, the release features a largely redesigned
administrative user interface for Sculpt along with many collateral
improvements regarding the overall system performance and framework
infrastructure. Speaking of the latter, the release features the long
anticipated library version of the init component, which eases the
creation of multi-component applications following the design principles
of Genode.

The topics outlined above scratch only the surface. There is much more
to discover:


- Redesign of the user interface of Sculpt OS
- Sculpt OS on 64-bit ARM i.MX8 hardware
- New sandbox library for multi-component applications
- VirtIO support for ARM virtual machine monitor
- Virtual desktops
- Enhanced GUI widget rendering
- Performance optimizations
  - Faster XML parsing
  - Diminished idle load of the Seoul VMM
  - Lower IPC latency of the base-hw kernel
- POSIX compatibility improvements
- Migration to modern block-device API
- Updated audio driver based on OpenBSD 6.6
- Genode running on bare-bone Linux kernel

Read the complete release documentation for the version 20.02 at

Have fun while exploring the new version!


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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