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Gentoo GNU/Hurd thread in Gentoo Forums

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Gentoo GNU/Hurd thread in Gentoo Forums
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 21:53:01 +0200

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Marek Dopiera <marek.dopiera@students.mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
Saturday 08 of November 2008 07:28:17 Sergiu Ivanov napisaƂ(a):
> Please pardon me my question: why won't you contribute to Hurd
> directly now? Especially that you have some experience with it ;-) I'm
> just curious, please don't think I meant something offensive with the
> inquiry.
Hi, unfortunately, the answer is very simple: I simply don't have time right
now. Right now I'm becoming a part of NetBSD and  there are several things I
want to do there. I began the work at my studies, then as GSoC and I want to
finish it.

Ah, I see...
It might be interesting to you, that it's a trial to introduce the translators
concept to NetBSD and the final goal is to provide binary compatibility with
GNUMach to be able to use the Hurd on top of the NetBSD kernel.
In case you want to ask the question "Why on a monolithic kernel?", the answer
is that translators seem a cool thing even there.

Some things already work (but they're not yet integrated and stable), you can
check the status on:
http://netbsd-soc.sourceforge.nAh, I see.

Thank you for the information :-) I heard something about this, but I
never read anything on this matter. I wonder whether Hurd community
should feel happy about translators on NetBSD or not...
Anyway, I use gentoo right now and I am planning to switch to NetBSD kernel. I
don't have the time right now for any contribution for Gentoo on the Hurd but
if it appears I will certainly try it and then would hope to get involved.

This sounds cool :-) The Hurd community will welcome any contribution
of yours, as far as I can tell :-)


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