Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:15 UTC, submitted by Gregory Plummer
GNU, GPL, Open Source "So what is the state of the Hurd? Is it vaporware, like Duke Nukem Forever? Fortunately not: the code exists, there is still work going on (for instance as part of Google Summer of Code), and there are even some relatively functional Hurd distributions. Let's look first at the code and the current architecture, and then at the Hurd distributions."
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RE[5]: Outdated article
by BluenoseJake on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Outdated article"
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

OpenStep is not NextStep. OpenStep is the API and Spec that NextStep used. And just like NextStep, it WAS released prior to the acquisition, because it was first released in the 93. I never said NextStep or OpenStep wasn't released before the acquisition, so I'm not sure what your point is. OpenStep is also what GNUStep is based on.

NextStep is the OS and OpenStep is the API.

I don't think you are correcting me, because you aren't quite right.

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RE[6]: Outdated article
by bogomipz on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 18:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

Actually, henderson101 was almost right about OpenStep and OPENSTEP, he just had them reversed: OpenStep is the spec and OPENSTEP is what NeXTstep was rebranded as in the next release after the spec was out.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7339524&id=571610449

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RE[6]: Outdated article
by tylerdurden on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 23:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Outdated article"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Actually the previous poster was correct.

NextStep stopped at version 3.3, 4.x and on were rebranded to OpenStep (or OPENSTEP I always got confused with Jobs's OCD capitalization shenanigans during that period).

I actually have the box with the OS somewhere in the basement.

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