Re: Bug#139945: ITP: prokyon3 -- a multithreaded MP3 manager and tag editor for Linux.
Jeroen Dekkers@lists.debian-devel@Fri, 29 Mar 2002 14:19:36 +0100:
> Linus said Linux was never designed. And that's true, Linux was just a
> toy project to learn the i386 in the beginning.
I think quite a lot of OSS projects started as a proof-of-concept. At
least, that's true some of my OSS projects.
> Linux is a pretty good kernel, for the thing it's written for. [..]
> But with portability it doesn't score well.
So, go ahead and port the Hurd to more than fifteen architectures. At
the moment the single architecture it can run on is not quite my
It happens quite often that a project does more than it was meant to in
the beginning. That's good.. And at the moment Hurd seems to be some
sort of vapourware. It's in no way ready to replace Linux, and all the
Hurd people say is "just you wait, in a year we will be laughing about
you all" or "we'll merge with L4 soon and then we will be a performance
monster", but I've seen nothing yet. Stop all these discussions then,
and spend more time on hacking. And come back to us in a year, when the
system *is* ready for world domination.
Let's just see who's laughing next year, I think I know the answer..
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