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Re: Niche for the Hurd - summary 2 - niches sorted according to necessar


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Niche for the Hurd - summary 2 - niches sorted according to necessary work
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:42:49 +0100
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Am Donnerstag 13 November 2008 06:28:34 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 02:33:05PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > The interesting part is, that I didn't find any unfeasible idea...
>
> Well, isn't that a bad sign in a brainstorm? Meaning we are too
> reserved, not unleashing our full creative potential etc.? ;-)

That's quite true... 

Maybe we should do another round sometime - or just add any idea to it which 
comes up here during the next weeks/months/years, so we have a repository of 
ideas people might be able to realize with the Hurd. 

Currently I'm doing that in my niches "weblog" post. 

> We have Debian GNU/Hurd, which uses the GNU kernel, but it's still just
> a variant of GNU, not *the* official GNU system... (That's why we call
> it GNU/Hurd, as a parallel to GNU/Linux for Linux-based GNU variants,
> and opposed to just GNU for an official release.)

I think to make it *the* GNU system we'd need it in a state where I can just 
start any desktop on it and work with it just like in a GNU/Linux, because 
else people would just shrug and say "This is GNU then, I think I'll stick 
with GNU/Linux". 

It doesn't necessarily need to offer the same speed, but it needs to be at 
least feature-equal. 

Best wishes, 
Arne
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