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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 27 2019, @08:27AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 27 2019, @08:27AM (#820549)

    And then you have to think about /bootstrapping/ rust on any other system. That shit is ridiculous. Even more ridiculous than package-management tightly couple with the language. Every time I see a project written in rust/go/whatever other bullshit they came up with to make packaging a pain in the ass, I close the damn page because it's just not worth it.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 27 2019, @06:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 27 2019, @06:13PM (#820833)

    idk what the hell you're complaining about. You just install rust via your package manager and start using it. The crates are for building your apps with not necessarily for distributing end user software. When you write your app you can package the binary for whatever OS you want. What's the big fucking deal?