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."
Thread beginning with comment 442206
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by gnufreex on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Brynet"
gnufreex
Member since:
2010-05-06

Hurd runs too. I am running it right now in VirtualBox:

http://i51.tinypic.com/23l443.png

That is Debian GNU/Hurd. I couldn't get ArchHurd to work, but then again, I didn't try too hard. When DDE gets ported (hopefully in a few months), I will run it on real hardware and I hope to start contributing.

Develompent is active, and as I mentioned above, current focus is porting Device Driver Environment to GNU Mach.

http://wiki.tudos.org/DDE/DDEKit#Overview

That will enable running Linux and FreeBSD drivers unchanged as a user-space process.

Reply Parent Score: 2