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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!

Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> writes:

> It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the
> release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2019.  This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at
> the time of the stable Debian "stretch" release (July 2019), so it is
> mostly based on the same sources.  It is not an official Debian release,
> but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.

That’s awesome! Congratulations!

> Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with
> about 80% of the Debian archive, and more to come!
> * An ACPI translator is available, it is currently only used to shut
> down the system.

That’s great! Am I right in thinking that this fixes the annoying "in
tight loop" in qemu?

> * The LwIP TCP/IP stack is now available as an option.

Is that this stack? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LwIP

How is it possible to switch to it?

> * A PCI arbiter has been introduced, and will be useful to properly
> manage PCI access, as well as provide fine-grain hardware access.

Is this a viable first step towards a Hurdish sound system?

> * Support for LLVM was introduced.
> * New optimisations include protected payloads, better paging management and
> message dispatch, and gsync synchronization.

Very cool! Those are the things which are invisible but help everything else.

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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