Re: Debian Installer
On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Simon Law wrote:
> The idea is that we're got a lot of dependencies of Debian's
> system itself. Right now, policy is going through some big motions; and
> debconf is going through big changes. So either we release a version of
> woody far later than woody actually released, or try to release with a
> partially broken Debian system.
>From where I sit creating CDs quite a lot still needs to be done to create
a consistent Hurd archive. This apart from missing utilities. I doubt
if GNU/Hurd will be ready before the changes are complete. I hope that
these changes will accommodate GNU.
> The reason to bother with the Hurd is that a) the kernel is not
> broken, and b) the Hurd has significant technical advantages.
Even a non technical person like myself has got dissatisfied with the Linux
kernel after exposure to the Hurd. It will take time and effort to exploit
the Hurd's technical advantages, but I would expect these will come on
stream reasonably quickly. This is in contrast GNU/Linux's 'more of the
same'. This is the main reason for my arguing for frequent releases for
> However, that does not mean that we do not use the same
> packages, nor the same programs. Although specific pieces of the
> operating system would be different, I would not expect large pieces of
> it to differ from Debian itself.
I see this more at the source level.
> Remember, although GNU isn't Unix, and GNU certainly isn't
> GNU/Linux; it definitely looks like both.
I see GNU/Hurd as an advance on unix and using it as a basis.
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