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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: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:14:42 -0500

thanks for the clarification

On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:01 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 12:15:13AM -0500, Oz wrote:
>
>> 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?
>
> They aren't -- and that's part of why I consider the article so
> confusing.
>
> Both Neal and Marcus focused on Hurd/L4 completely since around 2005 or
> so, pretty much ceasing any major development on the mainline
> implementation. After they realized Hurd/L4 is doomed, they moved on to
> Coyotos, and finally their own microkernel experiments. Marcus concluded
> at some point that the ideal system he envisions would be too much
> effort to be realistic. Neal continued his research work on Viengoos for
> a while, but also took some time out now. (He hopes to continue work on
> it at some point, but doesn't know yet when and how.)
>
> What I'm saying is that they (currently) aren't doing any Hurd
> development at all; and before that, they have done research work for
> the last couple of years -- most mainline Hurd development was done by
> others for at least five years now.
>
> -antrik-
>
>



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