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Re: status

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: status
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 11:52:01 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 11:26:24AM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> If Viengoos fullfills the hopes I have in it since I read the paper from 
> Neal, 
> then it's likely that the GNU/Hurd will be ported to it. 

You can have your hopes however you want, but it is not very productive
to hype up Viengoos as the next microkernel at this point.  Neal has
made it clear that he considers it a research project and currently not
suitable for the Hurd to use, nor does he currently have the intention
to do the porting and/or necessary work to have Viengoos suitable for a
mainstream operating system.

The Hurd project said it would move to L4, this project has failed and
people are still confused about this several years later.  We should
learn from this and not make any announcements or predictions on how or
when the Hurd will move to a new microkernel until such a project is a


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