Supporting a GNU Hurd port?

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at
Tue Dec 8 07:05:00 UTC 2009

Danny Piccirillo wrote:
> I'm not sure if this has been discussed on here before, but i started a 
> discussion on the forums a while ago: 
> and filed a bug on launchpad:
> and someone created a blueprint: 
> There seemed to be a lot of support on the forums. At that point, the 
> GNU Hurd seemed to be developing at a snails pace, but since then 
> they've gotten a new website and I just noticed that they've been making 
> progress recently:
> via Reddit: 

Still far from a usable kernel/microkernel.

> A GNU Hurd port may not be for most users, but i was wondering if we had 
> the resources to support such a port as Debian does, and if it would be 
> worth the effort. I think it would be cool, but are there any reasons 
> against this?

Yes. Why put effort into something that looks like it is light years 
away from being put on the desktop when there is something else much 
closer and already on desktops in another form? How about supporting or 
doing an OpenSolaris port?

A foundation of sort has been laid if helping out StormOS is not 

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