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authorGNU Hurd wiki engine <web-hurd@gnu.org>2008-03-17 13:16:55 +0000
committerGNU Hurd wiki engine <web-hurd@gnu.org>2008-03-17 13:16:55 +0000
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[[GNU_Free_Documentation_License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
-The last official release of the Hurd was 0.2. An
-eminent release is not planned. There are a number of
-reasons for this.
+The Hurd team doesn't create hurd-only releases, but instead relies
+on a distribution done by folks from Debian.
-One is that the Hurd is not sufficently stable or feature
+That Debian version closely tracks the progress of the Hurd
+(and often includes many new features),
+so little would be gained by creating an official pure Hurd release.
+
+[[Debian GNU/Hurd|running/debian]] offers livecds and qemu images
+to test-drive the Hurd in a real life system with access to about
+50% of the Debian software archive.
+
+
+That said, the last official release of the Hurd was 0.2.
+
+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 lessens the
possibility that they will try the Hurd again in the future.
-Another reason is that, Debian provides a [[distribution|running/debian]] that
-closely tracks Hurd development (and often includes many
-new features). Little is to be gained by making an official
-release.