Linked by David Adams on Thu 1st Mar 2012 22:39 UTC, submitted by Andy Kosela
OSNews, Generic OSes MINIX 3.2.0 stable is released. Major features include: Asynchronous, multithreaded virtual file system (VFS) server, Better reliability, Better virtualization support, and much more.
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tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Linus was one of the designers of GIT, apparently him and the creator of Minix do not (or did not) get along when it comes to their views on OSes.

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jayrulez Member since:
2011-10-17

But their views on oses have nothing to do with their views on scms...?

I have never heard or read about them not getting along. Mind pointing me to a source/reference?

Thank you in advance ;)

Edited 2012-03-02 04:48 UTC

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tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

But their views on oses have nothing to do with their views on scms...?

I have never heard or read about them not getting along. Mind pointing me to a source/reference?

Thank you in advance ;)


Here is the whole thread:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.os.minix/browse_thread/thread/c...

Wikipedia article about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanenbaum%E2%80%93Torvalds...

I agree that Andrew Tanenbaum using Git for MINIX is ironic. In a way I think it proves that professors can be wrong sometimes, too.

Maybe they should learn more about humility and being humble.

Edited 2012-03-02 05:43 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Its still funny.

Yes, its different software than they were arguing about, but they were really arguing about philosophies of software development. Pragmatic vs Academic. Linus is the ultimate pragmatist, IMHO. Git was designed with the same pragmatic philosophy ( "screw disk space, I need speed").

This along with the increased use of NetBSD code, shows that Minux is becoming more pragmatic all the time.

Edited 2012-03-02 15:50 UTC

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Linus was one of the designers of GIT, apparently him and the creator of Minix do not (or did not) get along when it comes to their views on OSes.

AFAIK the only thing they "don't get along with" is which of micro or monolithic kernels are a "better" design.

The whole thing is massively blown out of context by the press and even more so here as Git isn't even remotely related to kernel design.

It's a little like saying I'm not going to use any software nor services developed by anyone on OSNews who I've ever disagreed on. If everyone acted like that - nothing would ever get done.

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