We understand the complexity of code and policy as the most fundamental security problem shared by modern general-purpose operating systems. Because of high functional demands and dynamic workloads, however, this complexity cannot be avoided. But it can be organized. Genode is a novel OS architecture that is able to master complexity by applying a strict organizational structure to all software components including device drivers, system services, and applications. The Genode OS framework is the effort to advance the Genode OS architecture as a community-driven Open-Source project.

The Book

The book "Genode Foundations" describes the Genode OS Framework in a holistic and comprehensive way. It equips the reader with a thorough understanding of the architecture, assists developers with the explanation of the development environment and system configuration, and provides a look under the hood of the framework. Furthermore, it contains the specification of the framework's programming interface. Download the book as PDF

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News Item Genode OS Framework release 17.08 Aug 30, 2017
Version 17.08 enables hardware-accelerated graphics on Intel-Gen8 GPUs and expands Genode's seL4-kernel support to the ARM and 64-bit x86 architectures. Further topics are UEFI boot, VFS enhancements such as a new FatFS plugin, and the use of Genode as Xen DomU.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 17.05 May 31, 2017
With a profoundly updated framework infrastructure such as GCC 6.3, Qt 5.8, and VirtualBox 5.1.22 for NOVA, the just released version 17.05 promises to be a suitable basis for longer-term maintenance and is accompanied with a new edition of the "Genode Foundations" book.
News Item Google Summer of Code Mar 01, 2017
Genode will participate under the umbrella of the FOSDEM microkernel devroom as mentoring organization in this year's Google Summer of Code program.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 17.02 Feb 28, 2017
By introducing application binary interfaces, version 17.02 cultivates the cross-kernel binary compatibility of components. Furthermore, the new version comes with a vastly improved VFS infrastructure, new input-event processing capabilities, and a dynamic component-composition engine.
News Item Open-source license update Feb 21, 2017
With the upcoming version 17.02, Genode will adopt the GNU Affero General Public License (AGPLv3) as its regular open-source license.
News Item Road Map for 2017 Jan 17, 2017
The year 2017 will be overall focused on stressing the scalability and stability of the framework.