Eliza's Back On Her Bullshit, KSC ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸฆŠ is a user on mst3k.interlinked.me. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.
Eliza's Back On Her Bullshit, KSC ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿˆ๐ŸฆŠ @Elizafox

Ah apparently there was a talk at FOSDEM talking about how someone tricked the GNU project into supporting RISC-V with their OS.

A world's first, an announcement for a completely virtual compute stack: nonexistent silicon, nonexistent OS, and nonexistent users.

ยท SubwayTooter ยท 6 ยท 10

@Elizafox

don't forget the nonexistent applications that will run on it for the nonexistent users

@Elizafox

> the discredited hurd, which copies from the discredited mach (good thing it'll never ship anyways)

> a bunch of free software zealots who make design-by-committee hardware that no one wants to buy or use (good thing it'll never ship anyways)

I forsee this will end well

@calvin @Elizafox
They sound pretty sure of themselves.

Like, sure, Hurd has been stagnant for decades & most open-core CPU designs have not gone on to have widespread use. But, it only takes one black swan event to set a fire under enough asses to turn Hurd+Risc-V into the new linux+x86 (because it's sure as hell not technical superiority or suitability for business cases that turned that combo into a juggernaut).

It's not a future I'd look forward to, but it's hardly impossible.

@elizafox Now that's the kind of abstraction the 21st century needs!