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Re: My broken dream.

From: Luis Araujo
Subject: Re: My broken dream.
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:28:46 -0400
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Every once in a while a thread like this shows up in the list (you can
search the archives for it) ....

Users disappointed or criticizing the current state of the Hurd, and
they try to go into this subject, analyzing so many complex factors,
programming languages, kernel technology, operating system design, moon
phases .....

And the thing is, no, there is no really a conspiracy against the hurd,
the problem is simpler than what many of you can think...

Problem: There is nobody coding to get the Hurd "done"

Notice how I said "to get the Hurd done" ..... the project might have
some committers, and also volunteers doing work here and there, that is
great ... but none with a clear vision of getting the work just DONE.

Ok, that is the mystery unveiled .... now, my suggestion is that, if you
really want to see the Hurd going somewhere, jump into the code (nobody
is stopping you) and take it somewhere , to the point, where it actually
looks like a viable and functional project .... otherwise, just starting
a thread complaining about the current state of it, see, that already
has been done before (plenty of time), and it has not produced any kind
of benefit ... it is actually quite boring by now :)


Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Freitag, 18. September 2009 03:39:04 schrieb Alan Grimes:
>> Just about everything in linux is slower by at least an order of
>> magnitude than it was in Windows 3.11 with a machine only a third as
>> powerful. Really... A well tuned windows 3.11 installation can operate
>> at subliminal speeds.
> You might like PuppyLinux. For me it realizes subliminal speeds for most 
> small 
> programs (though naturally not for Firefox). 
> - http://www.puppylinux.com/download/index.html
> The only reason that I don't use it is that it doesn't offer all the programs 
> I need - but where's the difference between Puppy and Win3.11 in that? :) 
> But I have it on a USB stick as backup system (and for the times when I want 
> to experience again how computing should feel - someday I'll put /usr /var 
> /lib /bin and /sbin on tmpfs, rsync on boot and shutdown and deactivate swap 
> - 
> I just need a few more Gigs of Ram). 
> Best wishes, 
> Arne
> --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 
> Unpolitisch sein
> heißt politisch sein, 
> ohne es zu merken. 
> - Arne (http://draketo.de)
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