HelenOS 0.5.0 (Fajtl) Released!

The HelenOS team is proud to announce the immediate availability of HelenOS 0.5.0, the next major release of our microkernel multiserver operating system. The 0.5.0 release is codenamed Fajtl, in honour of Lieutenant General František Fajtl, a Royal Air Force fighter pilot from the World War II.

This major release delivers many improvements that have been developed in our mainline branch since March 2011, including the deliverables from GSoC 2011. Some of the noteworthy new features are USB support, reimplemented networking stack with full TCP support and new network drivers (including Realtek RTL8139 and Intel E1000), read-only ext2 and ISO 9660 file system support, read-write MINIX FS support and several ported applications (GNU Binutils, PCC, MSIM). For a complete list of user-visible changes, see the release notes. The release files can be downloaded from the download page.