By Ticki on
This is the first post in a blog series tracking the development and progress of Redox, the modular and secure OS, written in Rust. So welcome!
(written by Ticki)
What’s new in Redox?
- The development of Redox’s package manager, Oxide (
oxfor short), has started. The source for Oxide can be found here.
- @jackpot51, @stratact, and @tedsta have started implementing support for ZFS, which is planned to be the main file system used in Redox.
- @ticki made an icon for Redox (see screenshots).
- @hauleth set up a cool website, using Hugo.
- @ticki cleaned up the style in the whole codebase.
@esell cargoified a lot of crates in the main repository.
What does it look like?
The desktop. Yay! Fancy opacity. We have a file manager! The boot screen.
- Moving many functions out of the kernel/libredox. For example, we plan to move orbital out of libredox.
- Porting libstd completely. Many of the libstd functionalities are provided by the
commonmodule right now. However, we would like to port libstd to provide support for other crates.
- Adding signatures, hashes, and other crypto stuff to the Oxide package manager.
- Improving documentation.
- Starting a shell (rash).
- Make Redox support 64-bit system.
And lots of lots of lots of other stuff.
Contributors section on Github)