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Re: The Hurd: what is it?


From: Alfred M\. Szmidt
Subject: Re: The Hurd: what is it?
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 03:42:21 +0100

   > So I'm asking the maintainers (Roland, Thomas) what the heck is
   > the direction of the Hurd is or should be.  If it is the
   > Hurd/Mach, then Hurd/L4 should be dropped completely, if it is
   > Hurd/L4, then Hurd/Mach should be dropped compltely, or if it is
   > Hurd/something-that-doesn't-even-exist.

   It depends on what the people doing the work think is the most
   profitable way to spend time.  There were people excited about work
   on L4; if that is no longer true, then what?

There were such people, I am/was one of those people.  My personal
feeling is that L4 is cool, but Mach is simply more feasible to get to
a point where it would be useful and decent.  Right now it seems that
there is a revived interest in Mach (bunch of crazy Spanish speaking
people, you know who you are), and a declining interest in L4 which
has been redirected at `yet another microkernel'.

Thanks Thomas, and nice to see you around!




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