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posted by martyb on Tuesday March 26 2019, @07:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the progress++ dept.

Version 0.5 of Redox OS was released yesterday, which includes a new C library written in Rust and images based on new bootloaders for both coreboot and EFI.

It's taken a while since the previous release of Redox OS as they have been focusing their attention on Relibc, a C library implementation written within the Rust programming language. Relibc is now used as the operating system's default C library.

Redox OS 0.5 also includes improvements to its event system, Pthreads support was completed, better support for LLVM and LLVM-using projects like Mesa/LLVMpipe, improvements to EFI, and more.

Some new Rust-written packages for Redox OS include OpenGL wrappers, an audio library, and other additions. Outside of the Rust scope, Redox OS 0.5 adds in SDL2 packages, Cairo, FFmpeg, and many other important software options.

You can find the Redox OS 0.5 release notes here, and can find the 0.5.0 images here.

Previously: Redox OS Exploring Coreboot Payload
Microkernel, Rust-Programmed Redox OS's Devs Slam Linux, Unix, GPL

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 26 2019, @10:53AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 26 2019, @10:53AM (#820036)

    It's not even planned to be POSIX compliant.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by driverless on Tuesday March 26 2019, @11:03AM

    by driverless (4770) on Tuesday March 26 2019, @11:03AM (#820039)

    Oh, this page [] says "We have modest compatibility with POSIX, allowing Redox to run many programs without porting", so I assumed there'd be Posix there.

    If not then I'm even less interested in it.

  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Tuesday March 26 2019, @09:34PM

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Tuesday March 26 2019, @09:34PM (#820332)

    The hardware support is pretty limited too:

    There is no USB HID driver, so a USB keyboard or mouse will not work. There is a PS/2 driver, which works with the keyboards and touchpads in many laptops.

    I would have thought USB keyboard and mouse support would be a something to prioritize, but then I have never written an operating system, so what would I know?