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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Predictable
by Alleister on Wed 26th Jul 2006 19:59 UTC
Alleister
Member since:
2006-05-29

With the most important parts of OS X beeing closed source this is exactly what i expected. It is just surprising that they kept up for so very long.

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RE: Predictable
by Joe User on Wed 26th Jul 2006 20:47 in reply to "Predictable"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree with you, furthermore, support for x86 was dropped, and if you didn't have a Mac you were out of luck.

Who's next? There are tons of Linux distros out there that are pretty lonely...

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RE: Predictable
by emosto on Thu 27th Jul 2006 00:23 in reply to "Predictable"
emosto Member since:
2006-05-19

There is a difference between Darwin and OpenDarwin.
For more info look here:

http://opendarwin.org/en/faq/ch01.html#what_is_darwin

OpenDarwin is (was) independent from Apple, but Apple still has the Darwin open sourced (without i386 arch though).

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