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: Comment by greygandalf
by jokkel on Wed 13th Jul 2011 10:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by greygandalf"
jokkel
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2008-07-07

Except that it won't be as capable as NeXTStep was in the 90s.

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RE[2]: Comment by greygandalf
by greygandalf on Thu 14th Jul 2011 09:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by greygandalf"
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2008-04-07

Well, it will be also much more. GNUstep can do already more than OpenStep did, as far as the framework is concerned. Application wise of course there is only what open-source provides, we have a host of applications that need some care.

Actually, it is already possible to run GNUstep on Hurd quite well. Most applications work to 90% already, I made them run. Stability is not perfect and some features are missing because the implementation on HURD may be not trivial (like detection of mounted volumes in the Workspace).
But it is already much better than one may think.

Of course other things like Sound or battery information depend on the drivers of HURD...

I hope Mach's capability of running on multiple cpus will be revamped in GNU-mac, in today's hyper-threading and multi-core CPUs it would shine, much more than XNU's "monolithic atop of micro" approac.

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