Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:30 UTC, submitted by JRepin
Debian and its clones "It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2013. This is a snapshot of Debian 'sid' at the time of the Debian 'wheezy' release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release." Important note: 75% of Debian packages are supported bu Debian GNU/Hurd. Impressive.
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Pretty cool.
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 22nd May 2013 18:52 UTC
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I was wondering what happened with the Debian GNU/HURD variant, which they were supposedly trying to get out for the first release with Wheezy but it never seemed to happen. Nice late surprise. And 75% is quite a nice, impressive chunk of packages. It's obvious how Debian GNU/Linux runs... what would be interesting to find out is the differences with Debian GNU/HURD and Debian GNU/kFreeBSD by comparison.

By the way, the kFreeBSD variant came with Squeeze as a tech preview. Wheezy mentions practically nothing of note about this version, but I would assume it is "ready" for normal use now. Has anyone tried it? How far has it come along? I know the Squeeze version was pretty buggy.

Hopefully its release causes a spike in GNU/HURD interest and development. Competition is never a bad thing.

Edited 2013-05-22 18:54 UTC

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