Introduction

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

Genode News RSS feed

News Item Sculpt with Visual Composition Sep 21, 2018
The third version of Sculpt OS introduces an interactive runtime view for managing components.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 18.08 Aug 30, 2018
Genode 18.08 advances the framework's device drivers to accommodate modern PC hardware, introduces a new microcode-update mechanism for Intel CPUs, and enhances the networking and VFS infrastructure. With the new version, Sculpt OS enters the next stage by moving towards an interactive graphical user interface.
News Item Sculpt for The Curious Jun 13, 2018
The second incarnation of Sculpt OS comes in the form of a ready-to-use disk image.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 18.05 May 31, 2018
With Genode 18.05, we have reached the second stage of Sculpt OS, empowering the user with the automation of fundamental work flows and a new user interface for storage management and network access. Further highlights include the added support for Java, a new NVMe device driver, enhanced VFS infrastructure, and an updated revision of the Genode Foundations book.
News Item Sculpt for Early Adopters Mar 02, 2018
A detailed step-by-step guide for installing and using the Genode-based Sculpt OS is available now.
News Item Genode OS Framework release 18.02 Feb 28, 2018
Genode version 18.02 kicks off the Year of Sculpt by featuring the first revision of the Sculpt operating system for general-purpose computing. Further highlights of the new release range from network-stack improvements, over a new tracing utility, to the experimental use of the Nim programming language.
More...