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Re: about GNU Hurd

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: about GNU Hurd
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 15:45:08 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.16 (2007-06-11)


On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 03:00:17AM +0200, Xavier Maillard wrote:

>    Marcus has not abandoned the Hurd.  He is working on a new
>    microkernel, which he thinks we need.  I hope that this will turn
>    out well, but one cannot tell in advance.
> Out of curiosity, what is this new microkernel name ?

It doesn't even have got a name yet. Really, don't hold your breath.
Nobody -- including Marcus himself -- knows whether something will come
of it. There are good reasons why he hasn't announced it. It's an

If you want to work on the Hurd, work on Hurd/Mach -- which still is the
mainline implementation, and very likely will remain so for years to
come. Hurd/Mach is not going away any time soon, regardless of any
experiments with possible replacment microkernels. And even if one day
that changes, the work on the existing implementation isn't lost. These
experiments are not an excuse not to work on the Hurd as it is.


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