Road Map for 2024 Jan 18, 2024

After intensively concentrating on deeply technical topics below the surface in 2023, we are going to reap user-visible rewards in 2024 by focussing on Sculpt OS usability.

Thanks to the input gathered from our annual road-map discussion on Genode's mailing list, we have updated the project road map for 2024.

Without hesitation, our developer community quickly rallied behind the topic "Sculpt OS usability", desiring to boost the user experience with respect to multi-monitor usage, convenient interactive UIs for common tasks, profound support for touchpads and touchscreens, tearing-free graphics, low-latency audio, casual on-target debugging, and suspend/resume.

The focus on usability notwithstanding, we will steadily continue with the gardening of Genode's driver landscape, fostering the consistent use of drivers ported from up-to-date Linux kernels, clear-cut ACPI support, and making drivers pluggable. In 2024, we will also promote Genode's custom (base-hw) microkernel to become the default kernel for Sculpt OS, which is the culmination of a multi-year effort.

Please find our reflection of the past year and the complete plan for 2024 presented on Genode's official road-map page.