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OSKit

http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/oskit/
The OSKit is a framework and a set of 34 component libraries oriented to operating systems. It provides in a modular way most of the infrastructure "grunge" needed by an OS, as well as many higher-level components. Its goal is to lower both the barrier to entry, and the cost, of OS R&D. The OSKit makes it easier to create a new OS, port an existing OS to architectures supported by the OSkit), or enhance an OS to support a wider range of devices, file system formats, executable formats, or network services. It can also build OS-related programs, such as boot loaders or OS-level servers atop a microkernel. The OSKit lets language researchers concentrate on issues raised by using advanced languages inside operating systems instead of spending time on ugly code and hardware. With the addition of extensive multithreading and sophisticated scheduling support, the OSKit also provides a modular platform for embedded applications and a component-based approach to constructing entire operating systems.

Documentation

User README included; User reference manual available in HTML format from http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/oskit/html/oskit-www.html; User reference manual available in PostScript format from http://www.cs.utah.edu/flux/oskit/doc/oskit.ps.gz

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey25 June 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email mike@cs.utah.edu" Mike Hibler Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete listContributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail mailto:oskit-announce@flux.cs.utah.edu
Support E-mail mailto:oskit-users@flux.cs.utah.edu


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 25 June 2002.



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