For one month now, the pthread implementation by Neal Walfield is part of the Hurd CVS source tree, and has been used to compile more software for the Debian GNU/Hurd archive. The lack of a POSIX compatible thread library (the Hurd was based on the cthread implementation that originally accompanied Mach) was a show stopper, and we are happy about the possibility to not only compile more applications, but also to start the work on migrating the Hurd source code to pthreads.