Trisquel OpenBSD edition?

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amtrakuk
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Iscritto: 11/26/2019

Hearing some compelling reasons to the continuing demose of Linux from Lunduke, could it be a good time to think about moving Trisquel to OpenBSD or another open platform?

PublicLewdness
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Iscritto: 03/15/2020

Not sure if there is manpower to spare and it would take a while regardless. You may want to check out the Hyperbola project who is attmepting the same thing.

https://www.hyperbola.info/news/announcing-hyperbolabsd-roadmap/

Has been ongoing since the tail end of 2019.

Andy
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Iscritto: 02/02/2020

Yes amtrakuk; I too do not favour link with MSoft, Rust and DRM
So we have Slashdot interview with RS
https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/04/24/0738250/richard-stallman-interviewed-by-bryan-lunduke?sdsrc=rel
We can perhaps balance this with…
https://www.agrowknowledge.org/category/lunduke/
…..or similar?
Have kept an eye on Hyperbola for some time so thanks to PublicLewdness for highlighting the substantial work load required. Parabola is another gnu OS of interest for similar reasons. It is lightweight – based on Arch – must get one installed soon to play with.

Malsasa
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> Parabola is another gnu OS of

Hello design4u, I really like your naming of Parabola as GNU OS
instead of "Linux OS" unlike many other people out there.

> The license of the compiler does not impose anything on the license of the produced binary.

Thank you once again Magic Banana for excellent explanation on
licensing. Very easy to understand.

lanun
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Iscritto: 04/01/2021

I have always believed that, should the question arise, Trisquel would be rebased on GNU/Hurd.

"The mission of the GNU Hurd project is to create a general-purpose kernel suitable for the GNU operating system, which is viable for everyday use, and gives users and programs as much control over their computing environment as possible."

https://guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2020/a-hello-world-virtual-machine-running-the-hurd
https://guix.gnu.org/en/blog/2020/childhurds-and-substitutes

Legimet
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Iscritto: 12/10/2013

Unlikely that the hardware support will be good enough any time soon: https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/microkernel/mach/gnumach/hardware_compatibility_list.html. Only supports x86 (32-bit) and no support for USB or sound.

lanun
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Iscritto: 04/01/2021

The page you linked to says: "Last edited 2014-05-12 02:02:13 UTC"

Compare with:

"Some of the real work that needs to be done and which is being discussed and is in progress right now includes:

  • user-space driver/modern hardware support
  • audio support (this is sponsored by NLnet, thanks!),
  • SMP support,
  • 64-bit/ x86_64 support (!), as well as porting to non-Intel CPUs."
Legimet
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Iscritto: 12/10/2013

Sure they are working on those things, but they are far behind. Given the lack of developers (especially those working on drivers) I find it hard to see how Hurd will ever be usable for a desktop user.