Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Oct 2013 22:33 UTC, submitted by JRepin
GNU, GPL, Open Source

It is the GNU project's 30th birthday, and we are pleased to announce version 0.5 of the GNU Hurd.

The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is a collection of servers that run on the Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or similar kernels (such as Linux).

A bit late, but there you have it. Does anyone here actually use Hurd?

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l4 port?
by bnolsen on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 03:05 UTC
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i guess the l4 port crashed and burned? mach is outdated crufty junk for a microkernel. Honestly I wouldn't mind something architecturally like plan9 with some more mainstream userspace.

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RE: l4 port?
by JAlexoid on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 10:58 in reply to "l4 port?"
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HURD has been a running joke for years... It even outpaces Duke Nukem Forever.

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RE[2]: l4 port?
by mojmir on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:15 in reply to "RE: l4 port?"
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may be a running joke, but this does not mean that it is not interesting. there are some very appealing and reasonable ideas behind it.

personally i prefer the l4ka nanokernel, as it beautiful in its simplicity. mach was the obvious choice 'back then' but it imposed lot of burden on a hurd's design:

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RE: l4 port?
by henderson101 on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 11:24 in reply to "l4 port?"
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Hurd isn't even a very good microkernel... read through this Hacker News thread, specifically the comments by luckydude:

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RE[2]: l4 port?
by FreeGamer on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 08:14 in reply to "RE: l4 port?"
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They were vapid. So, he is so intelligent he blew his lecturer out the water then took over his class, apparently.

Without making any case against Mach, other than QNX's microkernel fits in a 4k cache, he basically says nothing of substance and talks more about what he has to do with his kids than anything else.

Sounds a lot like a guy with a big ego and strong opinions to me [typical keyboard warrior].

Edited 2013-10-03 08:15 UTC

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RE: l4 port?
by mojmir on Wed 2nd Oct 2013 15:08 in reply to "l4 port?"
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