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+is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
+[[!meta date="2016-05-18 15:30 UTC"]]
+GNU Hurd 0.8, GNU Mach 1.7, GNU MIG 1.7 released.
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+We're pleased to announce new releases!
+ * **GNU Hurd 0.8**,
+ Version 0.8 (2016-05-18)
+ The netfs library is using the lockless reference-counting primitives
+ for both peropen and node objects now, and the global reference
+ counting lock has been removed.
+ The integer hashing library gained a new interface to use non-integer
+ keys. It is now used in libdiskfs' and nfs' node cache, and the ftpfs
+ Several bugs in our native fakeroot tool have been fixed improving
+ stability and correctness of the translation.
+ The devnode translator and the hurd-slab library have been merged into this
+ The code has been cleaned up, and we fixed numerous bugs, most notably
+ a crash in pfinet, a locking bug in libdiskfs, and an out-of-bounds
+ access in ext2fs' block cache.
+ Release tarballs may be downloaded from <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/>,
+ <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/>, or checked out of Git,
+ <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git>. SHA1 checksums:
+ 38585aed93645704477d91d01136e1ae750a5ecb hurd-0.8.tar.bz2
+ 531d5035427830e87828a79bf6794531250784d0 hurd-0.8.tar.bz2.sig
+ 6383479f30933d760c6d981fdd37df27adb5f0bb hurd-0.8.tar.gz
+ 63f58d392cb6e0c0ebd71e725938a13a5cab2392 hurd-0.8.tar.gz.sig
+ The [[**GNU Hurd**|hurd]] is the GNU project's replacement for the [[Unix]]
+ kernel. It is a collection of [[servers|hurd/translator]] that run on the
+ Mach microkernel to implement file systems, network protocols, file access
+ control, and other features that are implemented by the Unix kernel or
+ similar kernels (such as Linux). More detailed: [[hurd/documentation]],
+ * **GNU Mach 1.7**,
+ Version 1.7 (2016-05-18)
+ The code has been updated to work with newer versions of GCC, and numerous bugs
+ have been fixed throughout the code, including a pageout deadlock. The code
+ uses integer types from <stdint.h> now instead of the old Mach types.
+ The VM cache policy change has been merged. The kernel now caches
+ unreferenced VM objects unconditionally instead of using a fixed
+ The physical page allocator of the X15 kernel has been integrated, and
+ is now used directly by the slab allocator. This increases the kernel
+ heap addressing important scalability issues.
+ The gsync synchronization mechanism was added, similar to the Linux kernel's
+ futexes, to allow efficient and powerful userland synchronization.
+ Support for profiling kernel code from userland through sampling was added.
+ Release tarballs may be downloaded from <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnumach/>,
+ <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnumach/>, or checked out of Git,
+ <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/gnumach.git>. SHA1 checksums:
+ 4438c7c10f8eef019ada45b749c0796d620d08de gnumach-1.7.tar.bz2
+ 6cdf299118066e3280dcc68f75477659fc783f7d gnumach-1.7.tar.bz2.sig
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+ [[**GNU Mach**|microkernel/mach/gnumach]] is the GNU distribution of the
+ [[Mach microkernel|microkernel/mach]], upon which a GNU Hurd system is
+ based. The [[microkernel]] provides an [[Inter Process Communication
+ (IPC)|ipc]] mechanism that the Hurd uses to define interfaces for
+ implementing in a distributed multi-server fashion the services a
+ traditional operating system kernel provides. More detailed:
+ * **GNU MIG 1.7**,
+ Version 1.7 (2016-05-18)
+ * MIG now has a test suite. It includes a set of valid and invalid
+ definition files that MIG will try to process. For valid
+ definitions, GCC will compile the stubs to check if valid C code was
+ * The generated code uses integer types from <stdint.h> now instead of
+ the old Mach types.
+ * Code that was hard-coding the word size has been identified and
+ * Support for the obsolete kinds of RPC routines 'functions',
+ 'procedures', and 'simple procedures' has been removed.
+ * MIG now emits code that casts objects translated from capabilities
+ to the correct C type.
+ Release tarballs may be downloaded from <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mig/>,
+ <http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mig/>, or checked out of Git,
+ <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/mig.git>. SHA1 checksums:
+ 25d87f0271678d044a8af1f45492a96bee32e486 mig-1.7.tar.bz2
+ 481dce92b8eb718231bf9d409c0e0c9337dc1f90 mig-1.7.tar.bz2.sig
+ f1bd05d1b353653f49dbbb44a4624e65c7be0a2e mig-1.7.tar.gz
+ 59f71517cd1be26635a27da423bcf75e2399a42e mig-1.7.tar.gz.sig
+ [[**GNU MIG**|microkernel/mach/mig/gnu_mig]] is the GNU distribution of the
+ [[Mach 3.0 Interface Generator (MIG)|microkernel/mach/mig]]. This tool
+ translates [[Remote Procedure Call (RPC)|rpc]] definition files to C code,
+ and is required to compile any packages that are receiving or invoking
+ RPCs, such as GNU Mach, GNU Hurd, and the GNU C Library (glibc) when
+ compiled for the Hurd. More detailed:
+ * **glibc-2.19-hurd+libpthread-20160518**
+ Based on the [[glibc]] 2.19 release, we include additional changes for GNU
+ Hurd support, and bundle GNU Hurd's [[libpthread]].
+ Snapshot tarballs may be downloaded from <ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/>,
+ <http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/>, or checked out of Git,
+ <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/glibc.git> and
+ <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/libpthread.git>. SHA1 checksums:
+ 3722b7f52aac89c66f064e1e6d19ec9b92ffc9e0 glibc-2.19-hurd+libpthread-20160518.tar.bz2
+ 69dfe1297013056b4b0d6436a1b3906c1bb67a52 glibc-2.19-hurd+libpthread-20160518.tar.bz2.sig
+ 2795bacc85c799a028577089c422ff4ef9b876bc glibc-2.19-hurd+libpthread-20160518.tar.gz
+ a7af1d2500f35413003f08801e258f3666dfcb87 glibc-2.19-hurd+libpthread-20160518.tar.gz.sig
+ The [[**GNU C Library** (glibc)|glibc]] implements a system's standard
+ library functions (as described by ISO C, and POSIX, for example). An
+ important part of the Hurd actually resides in glibc: here, the system
+ interfaces are implemented on top of the [[Hurd IPC
+ protocols|hurd/interface]]. This is different to the Linux port, where
+ most simple system interfaces are in fact simply forwarded to/implemented
+ as [[system_call]]s.
+Many thanks to all the people who are helping!
+If you want to give the Hurd a try, you may easily do so with [[Debian
+The GNU Hurd system currently runs on 32-bit x86 machines. To compile the
+Hurd, you need a toolchain configured to target `i?86-gnu`; you cannot use a
+toolchain targeting GNU/Linux.
+Please read the [[FAQ]].
+Bug reports should be sent to [[mailing_lists/bug-hurd]] or filed on
+<http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=hurd>. Requests for assistance
+should be sent to [[mailing_lists/help-hurd]] or filed on
+<http://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=hurd>. You can also find us on
+the Freenode IRC network in the [[#hurd|IRC]] channel.