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Re: A GNU/Hurd Roadmap dream

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: A GNU/Hurd Roadmap dream
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:41:22 +0300


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:22 PM, Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de> wrote:
> I just dreamed of a Roadmap the Hurd might have - a Roadmap which would be the
> perfect Roadmap for making the Hurd useful for me.

Could you please dream *how* to solve the major drawbacks in Hurd and
to make it mainstream? :-)

> 3) Solid hardware support: Now I can use a dual-boot on my main computer.
> 4) Linux device driver wrapper: Now I don't really need Linux anymore - except
> for some applications. I can spend most of my computer time using the Hurd.
> And I can port some applications I need.

I may be wrong, but a ``solid hardware support'' will possibly need
Linux device driver wrapper. One of the reasons is that there are
really few Hurd (Mach?) driver developers out there and it would be
nice to build up a generic wrapper framework, which is roughly what
Zheng will probably be doing soon.

> Then I awoke and I thought "and it would be great to add just one more item":
> 5) Gentoo Portage on the GNU/Hurd: Now the work for maintaining the software
> bases shrinks massively and more software can be made available at far lower
> maintenance cost.

Just out of interest: what advantages of Gentoo Portage on GNU/Hurd
before Debian GNU/Hurd could you point out? :-)


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