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Latest Release

The latest release of GNU Mach is version 1.3, 2002-05-28. It features:

  • Bug fixes.
  • The kernel now directly supports "boot scripts" in the form of multiboot module names with the same syntax as the Hurd's serverboot program. That is, instead of telling GRUB module /boot/serverboot, you can give GRUB a series of commands like module /hurd/ext2fs ${...} where the syntax after module is the same as in boot scripts for Hurd's serverboot.
  • The kernel message device kmsg is now enabled by default. --disable-kmsg turns it off.
  • Large disks (>= 10GB) are now correctly supported, the new get_status call DEV_GET_RECORDS can return the number of records of a device.
  • Lots of tweaks have been done to the virtual memory management to make it perform better on today's machines.
  • The console supports ANSI escape sequences for colors and attributes.
  • Support for the terminal speeds B57600 and B115200 has been added.

You can download the latest version of GNU Mach from the GNU ftp server:

CVS repository

The GNU Mach source code is managed in the version control system CVS. You can check out the CVS repository through anonymous CVS over SSH with the following instruction set. When prompted for a password for anoncvs, simply press the Enter key.

Source tree: export CVS_RSH="ssh"
cvs -z3 -d:ext:anoncvs@savannah.gnu.org:/cvsroot/hurd co gnumach

Updates from within the module's directory do not need the -d parameter.

For the full details, read the savannah page.

Browsing the code

You can also browse the CVS repository of GNU Mach with your web browser. The web pages are generated dynamically at the time you request them and are always up to date.

There is also a cross referenced database of the Hurd, GNU Mach, MiG, and the GNU C library sources online for you to browse. It provides better searching and browsing facilities than the online CVS repository, but it is not always up to date and does not contain history information.

Some of these links are at other web sites not maintained by the FSF. The FSF is not responsible for the content of these other web sites.

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Updated: $Date: 2004/12/29 03:33:36 $ $Author: leugimap $