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Re: Intent to package... but do you really want to know?

On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 01:46:26PM -0600, David Welton wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 09:43:10PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 30, 1999 at 06:15:40PM +0100, BENJAMIN FARRELL wrote:
> > > What is hurd btw :> (url with info would surfice plz)
> > The Hurd is the GNU operating system. It is a set of translators
> > based on the GNU Mach microkernel. It is under developmnt right now,
> > but laready usable in a certain sense of the word :)
> A nitpick: The Hurd is the GNU *kernel*, plus some other associated,
> system specific things, I would assume.

A nitpick: No. The GNU Mach is the kernel. The hurd is essentially the set
of translators on top of the GNU Mach microkernel.

A translator is an interesting thing. It provides stuff like filesystems

I think it is reasonable to call the whole damn thing the Hurd when it is
ready :) But you can also call it GNU, GNU/Hurd, Debian GNU/Hurd or whatever
you feel like :)

(No, I won't post something to slashdot about the names...)


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