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Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:10:26 +1200
On Sunday 16 July 2006 22:49, Thomas Schwinge wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 06:41:43PM +0530, address@hidden wrote:
> > I had just been a week at IIIT, Hyderabad - http://iiit.ac.in. The
> > faculty there has agreed to pool in research students and scholars
> > there to assist in the development of Hurd.
> That's very interesting to hear. :-)
> But first we should clarify a few issues. Are you aware that the
> current Hurd's implementation (and design) are currently not as
> actively pushed forward as they were is in the past?
> A number of people instead began to reconsider issues in the Hurd's
> design (see the l4-hurd mailing list's archives for example,
> <http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/l4-hurd>). This includes both
> the actual Hurd's design, as well as the underlying micro kernel. A
> very early, incomplete draft of this ``new Hurd'''s design is available
> at <http://www.marcus-brinkmann.org/hurd-ng.pdf> and the beginning of
> documenting some issues at
> <http://hurd.gnufans.org/bin/view/Hurd/NextHurd>. Unfortunately its
> main pioneers, Marcus Brinkmann and Neal Walfield (and a number of
> other people, mostly on the l4-hurd mailing list), can't -- at the
> moment -- dedicate as much time to this project as it would need. So,
> there is currently no possibility to directly contribute to this
> effort, as far as I can see.
> If you instead think it is feasible to invest time into the current
> Hurd on Mach implementation, there are tons of loose ends where work
> would be possible.
> > It has been over 20 years of development. I have undertaken to do a
> > qualitative study of the development during this period.
> > Q2) Where can I find the valid archives ?
> You mean like mailing list archives? They're accessible from
> <http://savannah.gnu.org/mail/?group=hurd> and
> <http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/>. Very old stuff, the archives
> of the hurd-folks mailing list which is documenting parts of the Hurd's
> genesis, are available at
> There is no written history, as far as I know. Only bits here and
Would the people at IIIT, Hyderabad be interested in taking over the
production of the CD and DVD iso images? I plan to retire from this task
within the next six months.
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