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Re: A niche for the Hurd - next step: reality check

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: A niche for the Hurd - next step: reality check
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 03:44:46 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:59:19PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 13 November 2008 23:17:29 schrieb Michal Suchanek:

> > However, this requires fundamental redesign of the current Hurd.
> While I think that this sounds interesting, it doesn't seem like a
> viable way to go in the Hurds current situation. 
> When more and more people join in, so larger projects can be tackled
> and finished, this might become a good option, though. 
> The Hurd is to a good deal a collection of servers and communication
> APIs after all, so why shouldn't these be ported to different kinds of
> microkernels (preferable with a compatibility layer of sorts, so
> developments can be shared easily). 
> But that's for the time when the Hurd will have more than a handful of
> active core developers, and to reach that time, it first needs to
> reach other niches, since every journey still consists of many smaller
> steps - and every one of these steps has the chance of attracting
> additional developers. 

Thank you!

This is exactly what I have been saying -- or at least trying to say --
again and again. But often I feel like I'm quite alone here with this


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