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Release Notes for HelenOS mainline

Note: This document is a draft describing a future HelenOS release and is subject to change. The software described here has not been released yet. To get these latest and greatest features now, check out our Bazaar mainline. (But you will also get the latest bugs).

HelenOS version (codename) was released on date.

This document contains a summary of changes made to HelenOS since release 0.4.2.

Special Notes for this Release


Features Introduced in This Release


  • New boot infrastructure
    • The new boot infrastructure is more unified and offers similar boot behavior on all supported platforms.
  • PearPC support discontinued
    • PearPC was the original PowerPC simulator used for the development of HelenOS ppc32 port. However, since this simulator is no longer in active development and even severe flaws have not been fixed for more that 4 years (OFW memory management calls, etc.), we have decided to drop support for this simulator completely instead of adding more quirks to our bootloader and kernel code. Qemu/PPC is currently our PowerPC simulator of choice.
  • Added support for the Neo FreeRunner smartphone running on the ARMv4 processor.


  • Observability
    • Kernel panics now have a more unified look and print more informative and meaningful messages.
    • Experimental support for kernel stack traces on mips32.

Services and Drivers

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File Systems

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  • Statistics
    • Added top utility which can print nearly real-time statistics for various system entities.
    • Added stats utility which prints load-related system statistics.
    • Added tasks utility to list tasks, threads and CPUs.
  • Languages
    • Added sbi interpreter of the Sysel experimental language.


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Regressions in This Release

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Known Bugs

  • For the known bugs, please see the list of defects logged for the next releases.
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