Hi! It is the GNU project's 30th birthday, and we are pleased to announce version 0.5 of the GNU Hurd, <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/>.
The GNU Hurd is the GNU project's replacement for the Unix kernel. It is a collection of servers 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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/documentation.html>, <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/what_is_the_gnu_hurd.html>. GNU Hurd runs on 32-bit x86 machines. A version running on 64-bit x86 (x86_64) machines is in progress. Volunteers interested in ports to other architectures are sought; please contact us (see below) if you'd like to help. To compile the Hurd, you need a toolchain configured to target i?86-gnu; you cannot use a toolchain targeting GNU/Linux. Also note that you cannot run the Hurd "in isolation": you'll need to add further components such as the GNU C Library (glibc), to turn it into a runnable system. This new release bundles bug fixes and enhancements done since the release of version 0.2, 16 years ago; really too many (both years and improvements) to list them individually, but please see the NEWS file, <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git/tree/NEWS?id=v0.5>. Many thanks to all the people who are helping! As soon as upload issues have been resolved, it may be downloaded from <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/>, or already now be checked out of Git, <http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/hurd.git/>. The MD5 and SHA1 checksums for this distribution are: ad8e5a3fbdc83b7ba57212003bfbe11d hurd-0.5.tar.bz2 19320eea02c6edc27624ad65be876054 hurd-0.5.tar.gz 2ba179d4c213fb341e9f514394982fee6126cb5f hurd-0.5.tar.bz2 0006258a4c0a576cd64aefe71d72788ea97160ee hurd-0.5.tar.gz Please read the FAQ at <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/faq.html>. Bug reports should be sent to <bug-h...@gnu.org> or filed on <http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=hurd>. Requests for assistance should be sent to <help-h...@gnu.org> or filed on <http://savannah.gnu.org/support/?group=hurd>. You can also find us on the Freenode IRC network in the #hurd channel. For the Hurd maintainers, Thomas
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