The Hurd ?

James Leone Home jleone at pacbell.net
Fri Mar 29 04:21:56 CST 2002


Thanks for letting me know. I am glad this board has so many good people on
it to keep me up to date.

Sorry about giving you old information...

James Leone



----- Original Message -----
From: "David Creed" <dcreed at bsal.com.au>
To: "James Leone Home" <jleone at pacbell.net>; "LinuxSA"
<linuxsa at linuxsa.org.au>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 9:30 PM
Subject: Re: The Hurd ?


> I found some information that seems to say that it's under much more
> active development than that.
> http://www.copyleft.co.nz/hurd.html  is a recent page that has pointers
> to recent development ISO images of 'the Hurd'  Jan 2002 even  :)  and
> this page http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/  was updated this month.
> I really only started looking into it seriously after reading an article
> in LWN http://lwn.net/2002/0314/  that talks about
> "
>
> *The GNU HURD will be ready by the end of the year*, or so says Richard
> Stallman in this PC World article
> <http://www.idg.net/ic_829012_4394_1-3921.html>. Says Richard:
>
>     We actually have the GNU kernel working, and we can now produce the
>     GNU system, as opposed to the GNU/Linux system that people have been
>     using so far.
>
> so maybe there is some more significant progress happening, I'll be
> keeping my ears open anyway.
>
> Cheers,
> David Creed
>
> James Leone Home wrote:
>
> >Last time I was at www.gnu.org I found that the kernel patch seems to
> >have
> >been posted in 1996.
> >
> >That's all the info I have. I am not a newbie, but not as good as some
> >of
> >these guys. I wouldn't try using that kernel without help!  I heard
> >somewhere that its distributed with Debian.
> >
> >James Leone
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "David Creed" <dcreed at bsal.com.au>
> >To: "LinuxSA" <linuxsa at linuxsa.org.au>
> >Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 6:46 PM
> >Subject: The Hurd ?
> >
> >
> >>I've just been reading up on 'the Hurd' and, to me anyway, it sounds
> >>very interesting, quite a promising project infact. I was just
> >>
> >wondering
> >
> >>if anyone on the list has (or has had) any experience with it.
> >>Before I launch into the deepend is it suitable for a relative newbie?
> >>or should I wait for a while and see how it develops, (which may be a
> >>while) , it would have to be a relatively easy change over between
> >>
> >linux
> >
> >>and 'the Hurd' the convince my "significant other" to migrate  :)
> >>
> >>Any comments welcomed.
> >>
> >>Cheers,
> >>David Creed
> >>
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