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Re: Design Decisions and Hurd/L4 work (was: Re: Improving Hurd)

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: Design Decisions and Hurd/L4 work (was: Re: Improving Hurd)
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 16:38:31 +0200
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On Mon, Apr 22, 2002 at 03:47:27PM +0200, Espen Skoglund wrote:
> [Farid Hajji]
> >    In the meantime, we're using Hazelnut for simple tests and
> >    hacking to get acquainted to L4. The old X.0 (and X.1) APIs
> >    are not as clear as X.2 (V4), but it's better than nothing.
> I might add that I am not the only one implementing the Pistachio
> kernel (I want no responibility for bugs that the other people might
> introduce ;-).
> That said, I would also like to say that implementation of the X.2 API
> is well underway.  We're currently developing the kernel for multiple
> architectures (ia32, ia64, powerpc, arm).  This, however, does not
> imply that all architectures are equally well supported.  We're mainly
> doing it to get an idea of how well the API suits the various
> architectures (plus kernel portability issues).
> I can not yet give a proper release date for the kernel, though.

How long do you think it will take? (Then we multiply it by 3 and we
probably have some indication when it will be available ;-))

Jeroen Dekkers
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