|OS family||Unix-like (GNU/Hurd)|
|Source model||Open source|
|Latest release||(Rolling release) / LiveCD i686-core-2011-08-17 / August 17, 2011|
|Marketing target||General purpose|
|Kernel type||Microkernel (Hurd)|
|Default user interface||Bash|
|License||GNU General Public License|
The Arch Hurd project was founded on an Arch Linux forum thread in January 2010 and, after a few weeks with many contributions, progressed to the point where it could boot in a virtual machine. It aims to provide an Arch-like user environment (BSD-style init scripts, i686-optimised packages, use of the pacman package manager, rolling-release, and a KISS set up) on the Hurd which is stable enough for use.
Despite having a small development team, much progress has been made since its founding, such as booting on real hardware, packaging everything for a basic web server, and the production of an unofficial graphical LiveCD.
In June 2011, Arch Hurd announced successful integration of Device Driver Environment (DDE) — the framework for Linux drivers on Hurd, which improves the network hardware support in the distribution and makes it nearly usable.
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