Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2006 17:48 UTC, submitted by Dark Leth
BSD and Darwin derivatives The OpenDarwin project is shutting down. "Over the past few years, OpenDarwin has become a mere hosting facility for Mac OS X related projects. The original notions of developing the Mac OS X and Darwin sources has not panned out. Availability of sources, interaction with Apple representatives, difficulty building and tracking sources, and a lack of interest from the community have all contributed to this. Administering a system to host other people's projects is not what the remaining OpenDarwin contributors had signed up for and have been doing this thankless task far longer than they expected. It is time for OpenDarwin to go dark."
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by fretinator on Wed 26th Jul 2006 19:41 UTC
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I predict much better success for OpenSolaris. There are already sucessful projects based on OpenSolaris - Belenix, Schillix. They are already fairly useable distros. I wonder if OpenDarwin ever really had a chance?

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RE: OpenSolaris
by fithisux on Wed 26th Jul 2006 20:57 in reply to "OpenSolaris"
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You are right but people in GNU-Darwin and OpenDarwin are BSD Lovers. BSDs need a lot of people for maintaining ports. Take for example OpenBSD and DragonFlyBSD and NetBSD. They need them!!!

And solaris and haiku and linux and there is Darbat, which can be evolved to a BSD over L4 (if they are wise enough and unite with other people out there, because darwin over L4->dead end, corporate decisions ensure that) . A competitor to MacOSX.

And there is syllable,aros,FreeDOS and some other attempts.

But Linux/BSD/Syllable/Solaris badly need them!!!

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