Re: heads up
On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> There is a major difference between the GNU/Hurd and all the Linux
> and BSD ports. We are creating a new os.
> I fail to see who exactly is creating a new OS.
Those people who are hacking the GNU Hurd and not playing Hurd politics.
> I know you cannot mean Debian GNU/Hurd, since it is a second class
> citizen within Debian and will _always_ be a second class citizen.
> And the small problem of having "Debian GNU/Linux" dictate how things
> should be done with Debian GNU/Hurd. You cannot do anything new if
> you have someone else dictating how you should do things (people
> bitching about totally nonessential things like the FHS is a nice
> example). Anything that deviates from Debian GNU/Linux will be
> frowned upon for the soul reason that "it isn't in Debian GNU/Linux".
Of course there are debates between Linux centric and GNU/Hurd people
within Debian. It would be very bad if there were not.
> What Debian GNU/Hurd will be is Debian GNU/Linux + translator support,
> and a easy way for people to try the Hurd, without all the nice
> things. Debian is not interested in creating a new operating system.
Debian is made up of people with widely differing views, so some will
be interested in new os's, others indifferent, yet others anti. Your
statement is missleading.
> I also know that you cannot mean the GNU system, since "we" consists
> of less people then there are people hacking on the Hurd right now.
What do you mean?
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