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Re: Article - GNU HURD: Altered visions and lost promise


From: Oz
Subject: Re: Article - GNU HURD: Altered visions and lost promise
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010 00:15:13 -0500

i see the article says that  Marcus Brinkmann and Neal Walfield are
the main developers. i dont see anything from them on the bug-hurd
mailing list are they still the main or most active developers?

M,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:07:51PM -0500, Oz wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Jure Repinc <address@hidden>
>> wrote:
>
>> > I've just seen a new article about GNU Hurd:
>> > http://www.h-online.com/open/features/GNU-HURD-Altered-visions-and-lost-
>> > promise-1030942.html
>
>> it was a good article no?
>
> I can't say I like it very much... IMHO it gives a wrong impression --
> the article, and especially the title. While it became obvious that the
> original goal of developing a kernel faster failed long ago, I don't
> think the vision changend otherwise at all.
>
> Especially the last page gives an impression that the developers don't
> know how to proceed. That's a major exaggeration. Some developers were
> experimenting with the possibility of using alternative microkernels a
> couple of years ago; and that's all.
>
> This is actually a pity, as otherwise this article could be quite
> interesting to people not familiar with the history -- while I have seen
> most of the quotes in various contexts before, I haven't seen them all
> in one place thus far. But the way it is written, I feel that the
> article does more for spreading misunderstanding than for informing
> people how things really are.
>
> -antrik-
>
>



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