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GNU Mach 1.5 released
GNU Mach 1.5 released
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:50:43 +0200
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We're pleased to announce version 1.5 of GNU Mach, the GNU distribution
of the Mach microkernel,
GNU Mach is the microkernel upon which a GNU Hurd system is based. It
provides an Inter Process Communication (IPC) mechanism that the Hurd
uses to define interfaces for implementing in a distributed multi-server
fashion the services a traditional operating system kernel provides.
GNU Mach runs on 32-bit x86 machines. A version running on 64-bit x86
(x86_64) machines is in progress. Volunteers interested in ports to
other architectures are sought; please contact us (see below) if you'd
like to help.
This new release bundles bug fixes and enhancements done since the last
| Version 1.5 (2015-04-10)
| Numerous cleanups and stylistic fixes of the code base. Several
| problems have been identified using static analysis tools and
| subsequently been fixed.
| A protected payload can now be associated with capabilities. This
| payload is attached by the kernel to delivered messages and can be
| used to speed up the object lookup in the receiving task.
| The kernel debugger can now parse ELF symbol tables, can be invoked
| over serial lines, gained two new commands and has received usability
| The vm pageout policy has been tuned to accommodate modern hardware.
| The kernel gained partial ACPI support on x86, enough to power down
| the system.
Many thanks to all the people who are helping!
Releases may be downloaded from <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnumach/>, or
checked out of Git, <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/gnumach.git/>.
The MD5 and SHA1 checksums for this distribution are:
Please read the FAQ at <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/faq.html>.
Bug reports should be sent to <address@hidden> or filed on
<http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=hurd>. Requests for assistance
should be sent to <address@hidden> or filed on
<http://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=hurd>. You can also find us on
the Freenode IRC network in the #hurd channel.
For the maintainers,
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