Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2011 07:29 UTC, submitted by Gregory
OSNews, Generic OSes The Hurd is still doing its thing. "Jeremie Koenig started working on his Google Summer of Code project: bringing not only Java to the Hurd, but also fixing or adding missing parts in the Hurd's components along the way. For example, he already contributed a set of signal handling improvements. Samuel Thibault created the first Debian GNU/Hurd CD set with a graphical installer. You can dowload it at the usual place for Debian CD images."
Permalink for comment 480746
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Comment by greygandalf
by MacMan on Wed 13th Jul 2011 15:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by greygandalf"
MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

I can't figure out what's the deal with GNUStep, why has there been SO LITTLE progress in the past 15 years. Probably because they're wasting time making things like freaking "simple web kit" because they're implementation of Cocoa is so broken that its "too hard" to port WebKit, so they waste years writing a "simple" version of WebKit, freaking insane. Just fix your Cocoa implementation so that WebKit just compiles.

Anyway, I guess I understand the seemingly slow progress of GNU Hurd, operating systems are hard to write, especially when your starting from a clean slate like HURD.

But on the Cocoa front, have you heard of Cocotron, its a fully compatible implementation of Cocoa that allows you cross compile your apps to OSX, Windows and Linux, http://cocotron.org/

Cocotron is MIT licensed, and it just a few years they have made about a 1000% more progress than GNUStep.

Reply Parent Score: 2