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Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 released!

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 released!
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:46:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 released!

It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the
release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2015.

This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at the time of the stable Debian
"jessie" release (April 2015), so it is mostly based on the same
sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official
Debian GNU/Hurd port release.

The installation ISO images can be downloaded from Debian Ports [1]
in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, or DVD. Besides the
friendly Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available
there, making it even easier to try Debian GNU/Hurd. The easiest way to
run it is inside a VM such as qemu [2]

Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with
more than 80% of the Debian archive, and more to come!

Since the last snapshot release coinciding with "wheezy", the
init system has been switched to sysvinit for a more Debian-like
experience. Further changes since the last snapshot include:

 * The core GNU Hurd and GNU Mach packages were updated to versions 0.6 and 
   1.5, respectively. Besides numerous other improvements, they bring vastly 
   improved stability under load and prolonged uptime.

 * The networking drivers were migrated to user-space drivers using the NetDDE 
   framework and a  Linux-2.6.32 codebase.

Notable new or upgraded packages which required considerable porting
effort and/or are known to work well on Debian GNU/Hurd include
Iceweasel 31 ESR, XFCE4 4.10, X.org 7.7 and Emacs 24.4.

Please make sure to read the configuration information [2], the FAQ [3]
(or its latest version [4]), and the translator primer [5] to get a
grasp of the great features of GNU/ Hurd.

We would like to thank all the people who have worked on GNU/Hurd in the
past [6].  There were not many people at any given time (and still not
many people today, please join! [7]), but in the end a lot of people
have contributed one way or the other. Thanks everybody!

[1] http://ftp.debian-ports.org/debian-cd/hurd-i386/debian-hurd-2015/
[2] https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install
[3] http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/faq.html
[4] http://darnassus.sceen.net/~hurd-web/faq/
[5] http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/documentation/translator_primer.html
[6] http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/history.html
[7] http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing.html

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