It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2021. This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at the time of the stable Debian "bullseye" release (August 2021), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is not an official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.
The installation ISO images can be downloaded from cdimage (https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/11.0/hurd-i386/) in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, or DVD. Besides the friendly Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available, making it even easier to try Debian GNU/Hurd. The easiest way to run it is inside a VM such as qemu (https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install) Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with about 70% of the Debian archive, and more to come! * The port of go is complete * Support for file record locking was added * Some parts of experimental APIC, SMP and 64bit support was added * Userland IRQ delivery was reworked * An experimental rump-based userland disk driver was introduced. This means dropping the Linux glue from the GNU Mach kernel is getting very close! * Many fixes, including some important security fixes. Please make sure to read the configuration information (https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install), the FAQ (http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/faq.html) (or its latest version ()http://darnassus.sceen.net/~hurd-web/faq/), and the translator primer (http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/documentation/translator_primer.html) to get a grasp of the great features of GNU/Hurd. We would like to thank all the people who have worked on GNU/Hurd (http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/history.html) in the past. There were not many people at any given time (and still not many people today, please join (http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing.html)!), but in the end a lot of people have contributed one way or the other. Thanks everybody!