Rust-Based Redox OS Is Nearly Self-Hosting After Four Years
Long-time Slashdot reader sosume quotes the Register: Redox OS, written in Rust and recently beneath construction, is simplest “a few months of work away” from self-hosting, which means that the Rustc compiler would run on Redox itself, in step with its author Jeremy Soller…
Redox has a POSIX-compliant C library written in Rust, referred to as relibc. It is Linux-compatible each on the syscall API stage and on the syscall ABI (Application binary interface) stage, matter to the similar structure.
The article notes that the OS’s newest unencumber was once model zero.five ultimate March, arguing that it is “best described as experimental…”
“Still, if Rust continues to grow in popularity, its characteristics of safety and unimpeded performance seem ideal for creating a new operating system, so perhaps Redox will become more prominent.”