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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 09:40:04 +0100

   > Of course, I don't speak for Roland or Thomas.  But as far as I
   > know, the direction of the Hurd has not changed at all.  The
   > Hurd-on-L4 efforts are an evaluation of a new design.  Until such
   > a design emerges as a viable alternative, there is nothing to
   > decide.

   That's the point. Until that evaluation reaches something concrete
   and _feasible_, I don't see the need to stop Mach/Hurd development,
   IMHO both projects can work and follow its own way.

I agree partially on the first bit, but I disagree that both projects
can work at the same time.  For the simple reason that Hurd/Mach and
Hurd/L4 (or whatever) are two completely different systems, investing
time in something that _will_ be ditched isn't something people want
to do lightly.

Remeber, it isn't a simple matter of migrating code from A to B.  If
it was, then all would be so much nicer.




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