So, what’s the point ?
Yes, it seems dead. Yes, there is no news. But we are working on (with a friend). I decided to post here where we are, what we are doing and what we should do (and there is a lot of things). If you want to help, even if you havn’t any knowledge in operating systems, feel free to contact us on irc channel.
What have we to do ?
We have three big things to do:
- Compile a recent version of glibc for hurd and recompile all packages in [extra] with that.
- Building a toolchain for cross-compiling Arch Hurd environment, and if possible, with the latest versions
- Install a new (beautiful) wiki and fill it
What are we doing ?
For now, we are working on two things: having a qemu image for packaging environment, and building a toolchain for cross-compiling GNU/Hurd and Mach kernel. With the latest livecd, you should have a bootable image. I used it and I am trying to compile glibc 2.16. If you have any trouble during the installation, please contact me on irc (#archhurd or #archhurdfr on freenode). I am also working with a friend on a toolchain. I am trying to cross-compile the base tools with:
- binutils 2.23.2
- gcc 4.6.4
- glibc tschwinge branche on official hurd git repository
- GNU mach 1.4 master branch on hurd repo
- GNU mig 1.4 same
- GNU hurd 0.5 same
- libptread same
I will push my updated script on my github repository.
Warning: This text is a copy. Original post can be found here
As you can see, there is no activity on our website since 2011. But don’t worry, we’re not dead. Arch Hurd is a project which require a lot of time, and we’re not enough. For now, we have to rebuild the glibc at the latest version. After that, we have to rebuild everything to have a basic sytem. npnth works on glibc, unfortunately, we have no news for 3 months.. Maybe he’s in holidays. If you’re interested in our project, you can contact us on our irc channel. We also have NlightNFotis who ...
Exactly 11 months after the previous one, the next version of the Arch Hurd livecd has been released! It will become available as the mirrors sync over the next few hours.
Notable changes since i686-core-2010-09-17:
- Many updated packages
- Dropped tcp_wrappers
- Some bugfixes and tweaks to the installer (see the git log)
- Updated livecd initscripts (see the git log)
- Download link: i686-core-2010-09-17
Additionally, in unrelated news, there is now a new mirror in France, carcosa.barrucadu.co.uk.
As Arch Linux has dropped tcp_wrappers, we are following suit. Only a few Arch Hurd packages use it, and those which do have new versions in [testing] without tcp_wrappers support. This transition will be completed over the next day or two.
We are happy to announce that DDE has been successfully packaged for Arch Hurd! This means that we now have the ability to compile drivers from Linux 2.6 for the Hurd.
If you want to run DDE now for your network card, the wiki should help - feel free to update it!