This Week in Redox 4
By Ticki on
This is the fourth post of a series of blog posts tracking the development and progress of Redox, the Rust operating system. If you want to know more about Redox in general, then visit our Github page.
(written by Ticki)
What’s new in Redox?
Thanks to @jackpot51 with the help of others, SDL, dosbox, zlib, libpng, libiconv and freeciv have been ported. Following are either almost ported or partially ported: gcc, newlib and binutils.
Thanks to @ticki Redox boots 10-20% faster, due to rewriting some parts of the kernel. This speedup mainly comes from rewriting the path parser and the URL parser.
@nounoursheureux added an event triggered on programs exiting.
@stratact greatly improved the file manager. Now the file type is described in a new column, and the way the correct icons are loaded based on the file type was rewritten.
@ticki made the URL syntax agnostic, so now everything after the
:is left to the provider.
@nobbz has been asked by his professor to give a ten minute talk about Redox.
Sodium (text editor) has lots of new features. Thanks, @stratact, for helping out with the bug fixes.
@achanda, @stratact, and @ticki cleaned up the warnings, code style and did some refactoring in the kernel.
@lazyoxen switched from a four byte array to a Color struct to represent colors in
What does it look like?
The start screen:
- Port stuff
- Finish x86_64 support (it compiles!).
- Extend Sodium.
- Extend Orbital.
- ZFS scheme and write support
Contributors section on Github)