Hi, I'm phillid and I'm currently working (in what little spare time I have) to have a crack and push ArchHurd back into being a "usable" distro of The Hurd. I'm working inside the most recent of the ISOs to try and bootstrap everything up-to-date. At the time of writing, I am having issues installing GCC to a sandbox directory for packaging.
I admit it's slow progress as it stands and we'll have to wait and see as to how far I get.
Currently, the best place for ArchHurd discussion is the IRC channel, feel free to drop on in.
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 ...
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.