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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: 2) by engblom on Wednesday March 27 2019, @06:00AM

    by engblom (556) on Wednesday March 27 2019, @06:00AM (#820500)

    Are you saying the microkernel is a bad thing?

    No, I have nothing against microkernel. My answer was more of an answer to the parent post complaining about how he wasted his time checking out this project. I wanted to show him that there is a benefit of this project even if one would not like Redox OS itself.

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