It’s been over four years We first discovered that Google is developing a new operating system called Fuchsia. This is unique because it is not based on the Linux kernel; Instead, it uses a micro kernel called zircon. This is unique because even though it is created “open” in publicly browsable repositories, no one really understands what an OS is for. Google executives are remarkably funny about this.
Today, the mix of those trends continues, with the company announcing that it is opening up a little more by asking for more public contributors from outside its organization. Google says it has “created new public mailing lists for project discussions, added a governance model to clarify how strategic decisions are made, and opened the issue monitor to show public contributors what is working.”
It has been a while since Google found a dive in the code and documents available Some initial UI examples. Google’s post today emphasizes that “Fuchsia is not ready for general product development or growth goal”, but this announcement seems to trigger another round of analysis.
We know that Fuchsia does not have to be an alternative to Android or Chrome OS. We know that the most interesting clues to Fuchsia’s practical implementation were tested on the hardware, which is eventually released as Google Smart Speakers – although they were released, they did not run on Fuchsia. Kyle Bradshaw 9to5Google Is Many examples Fuchsia is lined up with “Google Made” devices under the code name.
Google simply calls Fuchsia “a production-quality operating system that is secure, up-to-date, inclusive and practical.” A Interview The Vergast In 2019, Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer may be optimized for “some other form factor” beyond Fuchsia phones or laptops.
We will see what the new example will look like in the operating system. So, I know people are very excited about ‘oh this is the new Android’ or, “this is the new Chrome OS.” Fuchsia is not really about that.
With the call for new mailing lists and contributors, Google is also releasing a “technical roadmap”, but it mainly focuses on low-level OS issues such as “driver configuration driver-independent kernel update” and “Fuchsia interface”. Definition language. “The roadmap of Fuchsia indicates that many new subsystems will be updated with the new IO library and component structure,”
Google runs many open source projects nominally created by Google, but in practice is mostly created by Google’s engineers. Fuchsia seems to be the same thing. The new management model the company announces today states, “Google guides Fuchsia and makes decisions on the platform,” but encourages external contributions.
Developers can visit fuchsia.dev Download the code needed to find out more and generate the source code and run a prototype.