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authorThomas Schwinge <>2013-10-04 11:59:28 +0200
committerThomas Schwinge <>2013-10-27 19:32:33 +0100
commit8fac6986eadf6db5d155030cc67a904f22cadf29 (patch)
parente6836b059d6fd3ccc6ab478fca8cb5808b9b71a2 (diff)
Updates after the 2013-09-27 releases.
7 files changed, 54 insertions, 32 deletions
diff --git a/faq/how_many_developers.mdwn b/faq/how_many_developers.mdwn
index da457d96..9e079852 100644
--- a/faq/how_many_developers.mdwn
+++ b/faq/how_many_developers.mdwn
@@ -67,3 +67,10 @@ We're an open project: any interested party (*you*!) are very welcome to start
Likewise, for reaching out to new developers, we're participating in [[Google's
Summer of Code program|community/gsoc]].
+As *el_presidente* commented on
+> Developers, developers, developers, developers.
+> They are the people that matter at this point in time.
diff --git a/faq/old_faq.txt b/faq/old_faq.txt
index 98c605eb..e370277e 100644
--- a/faq/old_faq.txt
+++ b/faq/old_faq.txt
@@ -18,8 +18,8 @@ users when they are talking about, installing, using, compiling and
developing the GNU Hurd as well as its binary distribution Debian
GNU/Hurd. Be sure to read this before asking for help.
-The GNU Hurd is under active development and a stable version has not
-yet been released. Be aware that: there is a lot of work yet to be
+The GNU Hurd is under active development.
+Be aware that there is a lot of work yet to be
completed; you will find bugs; your system will crash. That said, there
is a lot of room for contributions at all levels: development of the
Hurd and Mach proper, porting applications, writing documentation and,
@@ -406,7 +406,7 @@ at:
?? What is OSKit-Mach?
-{NHW,FH} There are two versions of GNU Mac that are in use: GNU Mach
+{NHW,FH} There have once been two versions of GNU Mach developed: GNU Mach
1.x and GNU Mach 2.x, formerly known as OSKit-Mach. The former uses
the drivers from Linux 2.0.x while the latter uses the University of
Utah's OSKit library for drivers. You can find out more about the
@@ -414,9 +414,7 @@ OSKit library at:
-GNU Mach 2.x is usable, but some things are still missing or not
-working, like the serial port and scsi drivers. This is why GNU Mach
-2.0 hasn't released yet and the two versions coexist.
+The project didn't work out too well, so development has again been halted.
?? Where is the documentation?
diff --git a/faq/release.mdwn b/faq/release.mdwn
index 9e5cc348..6ec26925 100644
--- a/faq/release.mdwn
+++ b/faq/release.mdwn
@@ -12,11 +12,12 @@ License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
[[!meta title="When will the Hurd be released?"]]
-0.5 was released on 2013 September 27th.
+0.5 has been [[released on 2013-09-27|news/2013-09-27]]. Read about the
+[[Hurd's status|hurd/status]].
-*OK, but when will it be finished?*
+> OK, but when will it be finished?
-Well, is Linux considered to be really "finished"? Hurd 0.5 does work, of course
-it can become better, thanks for joining us to achieve that :)
-You can also read about the Hurd's [[hurd/status]].
+Well, is the Linux kernel considered to be really "finished"? Hurd 0.5 does
+work, but of course it can still become better -- beginning to
+[[contribute|contributing]] and [[joining us|how_many_developers]] is the best
+way for you to help achieve that. :-)
diff --git a/history.mdwn b/history.mdwn
index c2add410..9ae1efd0 100644
--- a/history.mdwn
+++ b/history.mdwn
@@ -64,6 +64,7 @@ These are all the announcements made over the years. Most of them were
either sent to the <A HREF="news:gnu.announce">gnu.announce</A> news group or Hurd interest
mailing lists.
+ * [[GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4 released|news/2013-09-27]]
* [[hurd-flash15]] -- Release 0.2 announcement (complete GNU system)
* [[hurd-flash14]] -- Release 0.2 announcement (Hurd)
* [[hurd-flash13]] -- Test release announcement (Aug 96)
diff --git a/hurd/status.mdwn b/hurd/status.mdwn
index cca8fc15..6aa319d1 100644
--- a/hurd/status.mdwn
+++ b/hurd/status.mdwn
@@ -38,15 +38,10 @@ Although the [[POSIX
interface|faq/posix_compatibility]] is provided, some additional interfaces
like POSIX shared memory or semaphores are still under development.
-All this applies to the current development version, and not to the
-last release (0.2). We encourage everybody who is interested to try
+We encourage everybody who is interested to try
out the current development version, and send feedback to the Hurd
-The Hurd team doesn't create Hurd-only releases, but instead relies on
-the distributions done by folks from *Debian*, *Arch* (since 2010), and *Nix*
-(since 2012).
[[!img hurd-iceweasel-screenshot-2012-03-21.png size=300x
alt="Iceweasel running on GNU/Hurd"
title="Iceweasel running on GNU/Hurd"
@@ -63,17 +58,6 @@ GNU/Hurd 2013|news/2013-05-debian_gnu_hurd_2013]].
[[hurd/running/Nix]] provides QEMU images.
-That said, the last official release of the Hurd
-without the Debian parts was 0.2 done in 1997 ([[history]]).
-New official releases will be done, as soon as
-the Hurd is sufficently stable and feature
-complete. If an official release of the Hurd were made
-now, people would try the Hurd and be disappointed. People
-already expect delays; to disappoint them in this way as
-well would be unfortunate. Moreover, it would lessen the
-possibility that they would want to try the Hurd again in the future.
## Usability Reports
diff --git a/index.mdwn b/index.mdwn
index 2eb60d82..66109b08 100644
--- a/index.mdwn
+++ b/index.mdwn
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
-2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
@@ -98,8 +98,9 @@ are rendered on a [[Debian_GNU/Hurd|hurd/running/debian]] system.
# Current Status
-There has not yet been an official 1.0 release. The Hurd is developed by a few
-volunteers in their spare time. The project welcomes any assistance you can provide.
+The last release is [[GNU Hurd 0.5|news/2013-09-27]], 2013-09-27. The Hurd is
+developed by [[a few volunteers in their spare time|faq/how_many_developers]].
+The project welcomes any assistance [[you can provide|contributing]].
Porting and development expertise is still badly needed in many key areas.
Functional systems are installable in a dual-boot configuration. Development
diff --git a/media_appearances.mdwn b/media_appearances.mdwn
index e9bb2227..e811bf4b 100644
--- a/media_appearances.mdwn
+++ b/media_appearances.mdwn
@@ -19,6 +19,36 @@ A lot of stuff is missing here.
# 2013
+## September
+ * In context of the [[GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4
+ releases|news/2013-09-27]]:
+ * *[New GNU Hurd, Mach, and MIG
+ releases](*, LWN, Jonathan Corbet,
+ 2013-09-28
+ * *[GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4
+ Released](*,
+ Phoronix, Michael Larabel, 2013-09-28
+ * *[GNU Hurd 0.5 erschienen
+ \[de\]](*,
+ Pro-Linux, Hans-Joachim Baader, 2013-09-29
+ * *[Neue Hurd-Version zum Jubiläum
+ \[de\]](*,
+ heise online, Mirko Dölle, 2013-09-30
+ * *[GNU Hurd 0.5
+ released](*, OS
+ News, Thom Holwerda, 2013-10-01
+ * *[GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4, GNU MIG 1.4
+ Released](*,
+ Slashdot, 2013-09-27
## August