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."
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RE: Status of Hurd?
by Laurence on Wed 13th Jul 2011 10:02 UTC in reply to "Status of Hurd?"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

What is the status of the kernel itself? Are the devs still starting over constantly with a new microkernel or is Hurd becoming close to something we can call "stable"?

PS. http://www.archhurd.org/ is also a noteworthy Hurd distro.

Have you recently downloaded a copy? Because it's not note worthy any more it seems.

I (coincidently) tried to download ArchHurd before reading your post and eventually gave up.

The newest ISO is 9 months out of date (which is a long time in Arch-land) and even that is nearly impossible to get hold of:
* the .torrent file doesn't exist any more
* and the HTTP mirrors ETA at a 2 day download (bare in mind Debians DVD ISO is ~10x larger yet took < 1.5hrs to download on my connection)

Pity really as in an ideal world I'd have preferred Arch over Debian.

Edited 2011-07-13 10:05 UTC

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RE[2]: Status of Hurd?
by blank7fan on Wed 13th Jul 2011 13:03 in reply to "RE: Status of Hurd?"
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2010-06-15


Have you recently downloaded a copy? Because it's not note worthy any more it seems.


I did download it some time ago, and it wasn't bad. When I say "noteworthy" about a Hurd based distro, what I mean is that it boots and is somewhat useable for doing simple stuff without crashing.

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RE[2]: Status of Hurd?
by cb88 on Wed 13th Jul 2011 17:24 in reply to "RE: Status of Hurd?"
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2009-04-23

9months is not that out of day... the whole point of arch is you install the base and then upgrade from the repositories.

The Archlinux install cds weren't built but every few months in the past and only recently from what I remember do they provide "nightlies" I have upgraded arch installs that were over a year old and upgraded fine.

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RE[3]: Status of Hurd?
by Laurence on Wed 13th Jul 2011 19:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Status of Hurd?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

9months is not that out of day... the whole point of arch is you install the base and then upgrade from the repositories.

The Archlinux install cds weren't built but every few months in the past and only recently from what I remember do they provide "nightlies" I have upgraded arch installs that were over a year old and upgraded fine.

I've been an Arch user for many years now so I know the whole point of Arch thank you very much.

My point was that as the latest build is already out of date and even that is impossible to get hold of; ArchHurd is clearly missing some TLC lately and thus I would struggle to consider it "note worthy" until some ISOs become available again.

That is unless anyone else can find a working mirror? Because I sure couldn't

Edited 2011-07-13 19:45 UTC

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RE[2]: Status of Hurd?
by Soulbender on Thu 14th Jul 2011 05:14 in reply to "RE: Status of Hurd?"
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2005-08-18

It's GNU HURD, what difference would 9 months make?

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RE[3]: Status of Hurd?
by Laurence on Thu 14th Jul 2011 07:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Status of Hurd?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It's GNU HURD, what difference would 9 months make?

For the last time, my point was ***I COULD NOT DOWNLOAD THAT ISO***!!

9 months in itself wouldn't have bothered me because a simple 'pacman -Suy' would have fixed any problems there (I regularly use "out of date" Arch install CDs for the same reason).

However if you can't even download the aforementioned ISO then you're dead before you've even started!

Sorry if I sound ratty, but I've said this 3 times now and people are still missing the point.

Edited 2011-07-14 07:03 UTC

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