Created: 2012-08-21 17:11
Updated: 2014-02-06 06:23


Just a student kernel project. Developped in C++11. It aims to be a microlithic, multi-threaded.

Where am I going ? I simply want something functional. Not a kick-ass OS that can emulate Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. Just something working on my machine, that I can have fun with.

For information:

  • I am working on an HP EliteBook 8540p (4 go RAM, Core i5 M520), from Gentoo Linux. I use g++ (up-to-date) and did not intend to run too old stuff (I hate the idea of keeping too much backward compatibility. Of course it's very much needed, but who need 16-bits support on a i7 ?)

  • I use Qemu-kvm, on a floppy that has grub installed on it.

  • I really like the work of the Qt team. I can't describe it better than "there's nothing I wanted to be done an other way". And since they have a 20-year experience, I plan to borrow a lot of concepts from them.

  • English isn't my mother language.

  • Feel free to mail me if you're interested / curious / have any advice.


  • RouxOS currently boot from grub, recognize the multiboot infos, then print a message (start / end / size).

  • It has Map<Key, Value>, Deque, String, and Iterators.

  • I plan to improve String, and provide few additional features (Array, Queue, Stack, List, ConstIterator).

  • Then I'll need to provide some interruptions / exceptions handler. Be aware that at this point, even if I have a memory allocator, I still don't use paging (and segmentation is "disabled").

  • Finally I'll implement an EventLoop. RouxOS will start an EventLoop per Core (I have 4 on my i5), that will be used to implement a type & thread-safe signal-slot system, using (variadic?) template.

  • IPC = signal / slot. After that, I'll have to implement some paging. Then I can start writing user-space (and user-space module), starting with a shell.

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