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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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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jayrulez Member since:
2011-10-17

Oh, the great debates?

This doesn't suggest that they don't get along. It only proves that they have different opinions regarding the design of os kernels.

Of course professors can be wrong but they usually aren't ;) .

Professor Andrew seems to be even more humble than Linus.

Using git has nothing to do with the architecture of os kernels so I don't see the irony.

If Andrew started accepting monothilic kernel designs in his kernel then that would be ironic.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

In a way I think it proves that professors can be wrong sometimes, too.


How does minix using a tool that has nothing to do with the disagreement between Andy and Linus make him wrong in any way?

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Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

Maybe they should learn more about humility and being humble.

This is pure irony. You talk about Linus opponents should be humble? And what about Linus himself? Doesnt he have an attitude problem with his big ego? Stealing all cred from the GNU project. Calling OpenBSD developers "Masturbating monkeys", for their focus on security. "I have scared away all normal developers, now only the rest is left on the Linux kernel project". etc etc

So Linus T has no attitude problems, right? He is humble right?

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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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