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Re: Viengoos still active?

From: Oz
Subject: Re: Viengoos still active?
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2010 19:19:04 -0600

yea sorry i don't know much but from the info i got on the mailing
lists, i believe viengoos and the entire gnu/hurd is in a corpse
status and i think work on linux libre has become the gnu kernel
please correct me if i am wrong.  i think thats what they use in
gnewsense and its the fsf officially supported distro.

On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:37 AM, Neal H. Walfield <address@hidden> wrote:
> At Fri, 3 Dec 2010 19:54:19 -0800 (PST),
> Dok Sander wrote:
>>  I'd like to know the status of the Viengoos project. Is it still active? 
>> Looking at git:
>> last change   Mon, 19 Jan 2009 22:34:13 +0000
> The right branch to look at is viengoos-on-bare-metal, not master.
>> The question is: Is there still a project for a new GNU microkernel
>> aside GNU Mach? Is Viengoos it or are there new projects blooming?
> I have not been actively working on Viengoos for over a year.  This is
> unlikely to change in the near future.
> You should not think of Viengoos as the successor to Mach.  Viengoos
> is highly experimental; some of the techniques it employs, in
> particular, those related to memory management and IPC, are unproven.
> These were motivated by shortcomings in Mach as well as current
> operating systems.  A research system is unlikely the best base for a
> product.  A better approach is to view Viengoos as an experimental
> platform whose goal is to explore solutions to some of the issues
> uncovered by the Hurd.  Knowledge gained can then be integrate into
> something like Mach.
> Neal

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