|author||Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2012-03-20 00:19:02 +0100|
|committer||Samuel Thibault <email@example.com>||2012-03-20 00:19:02 +0100|
Update some status items
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1 files changed, 7 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/hurd/status.mdwn b/hurd/status.mdwn
index a48c128f..131b29ec 100644
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
The Hurd, together with the GNU Mach microkernel, the GNU C Library
and the other GNU and non-GNU programs in the GNU system, provide a
rather complete and usable operating system today. It may not be ready
-for production use, as there are still many bugs and missing features.
+for production use, as there are still some bugs and missing features.
However, it should be a good base for further development and
non-critical application usage.
@@ -27,8 +27,8 @@ align="right"
(you can compile all parts of it using GNU itself). You can run
several instances of the Hurd in parallel, and debug even critical
servers in one Hurd instance with gdb running on another Hurd
-instance. You can run the X window system, applications that use it,
-and advanced server applications like the Apache webserver.
+instance. You can run the X window system, applications that use it such as
+gnumeric, iceweasel, and advanced server applications like the Apache webserver.
On the negative side, the support for character devices (like sound
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ developers.
The Hurd team doesn't create Hurd-only releases, but instead relies on
-a distribution done by folks from *Debian* and since 2010 also *Arch*.
+a distribution done by folks from *Debian*, since 2010 *Arch*, and since 2012 *Nix*.
That Debian version closely tracks the progress of the Hurd
(and often includes many new features),
@@ -52,14 +52,15 @@ so little would be gained by creating an official pure Hurd release.
The Debian GNU/Hurd [[distribution|running/debian]] offers *LiveCDs and QEMU images*
to test-drive the Hurd in a real life system with access to about
-68% of the Debian software archive.
+75% of the Debian software archive.
The most recent version of the Debian port at the time of writing
-was published on 2011 July 1st.
+was published on 2012 February 21st.
[[Arch_Hurd|hurd/running/arch_hurd]] offers *LiveCDs* for testing and
+[[Nix|hurd/running/qemu]] provides qemu images.
That said, the last official release of the Hurd
without the Debian parts was 0.2 done in 1997.