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Re: about GNU Hurd

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: about GNU Hurd
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 20:15:37 +0200 (CEST)

   > And as Olaf pointed out, nobody, not even Marcus, knows what
   > Hurd-NG will look like, there is no goal, not even an idea behind
   > it.

   I don't think this is true.  The documents I found here[0] and
   here[1] gave me a lot of information about the direction of


Well, these documents are old, and this is what says in the first paragraphs:

| There is an effort to create a completely new system design (for now
| called ngHurd, or Hurd-ng or HurdNG), which originated from the
| Hurd/L4 port.

| The original Hurd/L4, which was meant to be mostly a direct port of
| the existing Hurd design to a new microkernel, has been abandoned by
| it's main developers, because some technical issues with the L4
| Pistachio kernel turned out to be very fundamental. While
| reeveluating the design (and upcoming new L4 variants), the
| developers picked up some new ideas, and decided that now they
| rather want to work on a completely different design, which combines
| some of the original Hurd ideas with concepts from Jonathan
| Shapiro's high security EROS and Coyotos systems.

I guess some sorting out what HurdNG actually is needs to be done...

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