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Re: Hurd status (was: Viengoos still active?)

From: Oz
Subject: Re: Hurd status (was: Viengoos still active?)
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:57:03 -0600

why don't the hurd hackers take some short cuts and turn the gnu
kernel to a monolithic kernel and cut some corners like Linux instead
of trying to create the perfect kernel which will never reach a highly
usable status.

On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 8:12 PM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 07:19:04PM -0600, Oz wrote:
>> 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
> Viengoos is in a hibernation status. The Hurd is still active. (Though
> admittedly at a slow pace.)
>> and i think work on linux libre has become the gnu kernel please
>> correct me if i am wrong.
> Well, Linux is not a GNU project. It is what usually gets used in
> GNU-based systems -- but other options are possible (see GNU/kFreeBSD),
> and I don't think Linux is any more official in this role than others.
> The Hurd is still the actual GNU kernel -- though it's not much of a
> secret that nobody considers it an important project nowadays... Just an
> interesting one :-)
> -antrik-

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