Re: some newbie questions
> At the time that Hurd was envisioned, Mach was expected to be ported *everywhere,*
> and it was expected that it would be made extremely efficient, and there would be
> a substantial population of grad students familiar with it. Unfortunately
> (arguably), the IBM Workplace OS project failed, and Mach development efforts
> became something of a "hot potato" that finally was laid to rest at University of
> Utah. They now really care about FluxOS (which, encouragingly, just recently had
> a new release), and it is likely only Hurd development that is both modern and
> dependent on Mach.
What about the NextStep/MacOS thing (MacOS X?)? Isn't it supposed to be based
on some version of Mach? Isn't BeOS also based on a multiserver/microkernel?
Are these projects not Mach or not modern?
> There have been thoughts of moving Hurd to use L4 or its successor (whose name
> escapes me). It seems more sensible to actually get Hurd working and useful
What are L4 and its successor (whose name escaped you :)? What do they add?
Where are their home pages?
Excellent thread, by the way.
Robert de Forest
(a lurker no longer)