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Re: Article - GNU HURD: Altered visions and lost promise

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Article - GNU HURD: Altered visions and lost promise
Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 21:53:02 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 01:07:51PM -0500, Oz wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Jure Repinc <jlp@holodeck1.com>
> wrote:

> > I've just seen a new article about GNU Hurd:
> > http://www.h-online.com/open/features/GNU-HURD-Altered-visions-and-lost-
> > promise-1030942.html

> it was a good article no?

I can't say I like it very much... IMHO it gives a wrong impression --
the article, and especially the title. While it became obvious that the
original goal of developing a kernel faster failed long ago, I don't
think the vision changend otherwise at all.

Especially the last page gives an impression that the developers don't
know how to proceed. That's a major exaggeration. Some developers were
experimenting with the possibility of using alternative microkernels a
couple of years ago; and that's all.

This is actually a pity, as otherwise this article could be quite
interesting to people not familiar with the history -- while I have seen
most of the quotes in various contexts before, I haven't seen them all
in one place thus far. But the way it is written, I feel that the
article does more for spreading misunderstanding than for informing
people how things really are.


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