GNU Hurd 0.6 Released Brings Clean-Ups & Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 15 April 2015 at 07:50 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Version 0.6 of GNU Hurd was released today. Before getting too excited about GNU Hurd, it's still bound to x86 32-bit and doesn't offer any compelling new features.

GNU Hurd 0.6 has "numerous cleanups and stylistic fixes" to the code-base, the message dispatching code in Hurd servers is now better, there's support for protected payloads of GNU March 1.5+, libz/libz2 are used as the decompressors to replace gz/bz2, the native fakeroot has improved, the performance of the integer hashing library has improved, and the init server has been split into the start-up server and a SysVinit-style program. The procfs and random translators were also merged.

More details on the new GNU Hurd release can be found via the 0.6 release announcement issued today by Thomas Schwinge.
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