This Week in Redox 13
By Ticki on
This is the 13th 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, visit our Github page.
(edited by Ticki)
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What’s new in Redox?
We’ve been featured on InfoWorld (“Rust’s Redox OS Could Show Linux a Few New Tricks”), Linux.com, Phoronix, OSNews, and probably more.
@ticki has has started libmalloc, an efficient userspace memory allocator for Redox.
@skylerberg has added tilde expansion for Ion.
Thanks to the awesome rust-lang team, we finally got naked function. :tada: :tada: :tada:. For an explanation of this, see this comment.
@ticki has ported his termion to Redox, and as a result started games-for-redox, a collection of text-based games (see pictures):
@ticki has started magnet, the package manager of Redox. It is still very much work-in-progress.
@jackpot51 made a GUI version of @lazyoxen’s
@ticki has made libextra, containing everything libstd lacks of.
@jackpot51 has improved the real hardware support (specifically, the PS/2 driver is fixed).
@ticki has fixed a serious bug in
GetSlice, potentially resulting in kernel panics.
@ca1ek has been working on Tetrahedrane, a software 3D renderer for Redox.
@jackpot51 added a Redox screenfetch-like utility.
The SYSALLOC syscall is removed in favor of the userspace allocator.
@pythoneer has been working on pixelcannon, another 3D software rendering engine for Redox.
We finally reached 3,500 stargazers.
@ticki has added a Code of Conduct. It is based on Rust’s with some slight modifications.
@jackpot51 has been working on IO from userspace.
@jackpot51 has improved the performance of the terminal redraws.
@nounoursheureux has added an initial implementation of
@jackpot51 has exposed the
asyncorbclient flag, enabling non-blocking GUIs.
@ticki, @jackpot51, and @stratact has improved the book in a number of ways:
- “drawbacks of microkernels” chapter.
- Improved wording.
- Explanation of what programs fits into the upstream distribution.
- Various improvements based on people’s feedback.
@jackpot51 has fixed many bugs with the management of the memory.
@ticki introduced the Red Ox, our mascot!
@jackpot51 has improved the device detection.
@ticki has added PR and issue templates
@guillaum1 has been working on porting his Jainja, a Java-to-C transpiler + VM for Java (supports Java 1.5 features). This means that Redox can run basic Java programs now!
@stratact has refactored
wcfor more clean and consistent code.
@jackpot51 has added message of the day.
@stratact has refactored the
Placetrait in orbtk, and is working on menus for OrbTK.
Pythoneer’s Pixelcannon in action:
Hello world from Java:
Redox running on Thinkpad T-420:
Redox running on ASUS eeePC 900:
Redox running on Panasonic Toughbook CF-18:
RustType running on Redox:
ca1ek’s tetrahedrane on Redox:
Redox once, Redox forever:
Hacking in progress:
The above pictures are all real.
- The Glorious Book
- The Holiest Forum
- The Shiny ISOs
- Fancy GitHub organization
- Our Holy Grail of a Website
- Our Nice Code of Conduct
- The Extreme Screenshots
- Extend the book.
- Improve the performance of libmalloc.
- Writable ZFS.
- More games (relatively easy target for newbies)
Since the list of contributors are growing too fast, we’ll now only list the new contributors. This might change in the future.
Sorted in alphabetical order.
- bon-chi 🎂
- ca1ek 🎂
- genodeftest 🎂
- lukeyeager 🎂
- movingtomars 🎂
- nop0x0f 🎂
- ogryzek 🎂
- paezao 🎂
- samanthadoran 🎂
- tnias 🎂
- zdeljkic 🎂
If I missed something, feel free to contact me (Ticki) or send a PR to Redox website.