Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Jul 2010 08:52 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source The HURD was meant to be the true kernel at the heart of the GNU operating system. The promise behind the HURD was revolutionary -- a set of daemons on top of a microkernel that was intended to surpass the performance of the monolithic kernels of traditional Unix systems and in doing so, give greater security, freedom and flexibility to the users -- but it has yet to come down to earth.
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Hurd ... knock knock .. are you listening
by fithisux on Thu 1st Jul 2010 10:12 UTC
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I believe that Hurd is doing very bad management of its very limited resources. From what I understand the lack of uKernel is not the main obstacle. But they could use present technologies

1. OKL4 and dump mach.
2. Reuse syllable implementations of Posix API and merge to increase resources.
3. Lock on Linux DDE Kit
4. Reuse components from smaller projects or open source corporate projects despite licencing.
5. Improve web presence
6. Aim at today, not 100000AD
7. If gcc does not provide capabilities, postpone it for later. Genode OS works without them.

When people have few resources they adapt the problem at hand. This is how OSS works. In this case I see a corporate attitude and more specifically the bad side of it. Ten years later we will do the same questions.

Edited 2010-07-01 10:28 UTC

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