ruphus13 (890164) writes "Debian now includes new architectures as part of its release payload. The FreeBSD kernels compiled for i386 and AMD64 are being included. While speculations exist as to this being a move to avoid legal issues, this does hold the promise of bringing some UNIX features into the kernels. From the post, "While it's not quite as simple as dropping a new kernel in the heart of an operating system, both the Linux and FreeBSD kernels are contributed to and supported by many different projects. Seeing as this is a little bit more extreme than a different chip architecture, it wouldn't be surprising to see a fork along the way. It might not divide the project, or adversely affect it, especially if the new kernel draws in new users and developers.
The FreeBSD kernels (called kfreebsd in their Debian forms) will be available in the unstable and experimental branches of the Debian project in the very near future.""
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