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A few questions - Long


Would some kind soul please explain the status of the kernel for The Hurd for me?  Here is what I understand of it so far:

GNUMach 1.3:

Standard base kernel used for Debian GNU/Hurd currently.  No active development?

GNUMach 2.0 (OSKit - Mach??):

The newer GNUMach kernel using the OSKit libraries?  The only reason for this not being implemented yet is because of lack of a console???


New microkernel architecture that some folks are attempting to port to?  A couple of web sites I looked over mentioned something about this not being available to the public???

Am I close or am I lost?  The main reason that I ask is that I wanted to install Debian GNU/Hurd on my laptop so I can carry it back and forth to work and home but there is no PCMCIA support for GNUMach 1.3.  So I thought it might be interesting to try to write it but it sounds as though there is PCMCIA support in GNUMach 2.0?

Also, where is the best place for the "true" status of the Hurd.  I track several sites but they all seem to be old, including Savannah.  I'm trying to figure out how I can start to get involved but I cannot even figure out who is doing what.  For example, there is an old item out on Savannah about >2Gb support for ext2fs but I am seeing messages about someone fixing that on the bug-hurd mailing list.


Barry deFreese
Confused :-)

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