40% mark crossed
today we crossed the 40% mark in the "up-to-date packages" statistic for the
The graph is available at
The graph only takes up-to-date packages into account. The 108 out-of-date
packages are not included. binary-all and other-arch packages are likewise
For us it is relevant that a high number of linux specific packages are
included, so the real percentage as relevant for the Hurd should be a few
percents higher than indicated. Fixing this will take some time, though.
No need for an excuse here, we are doing well.
There are three things to note:
1. We may drop below the 40% in the next two or three days. This depends on
how much time I can devote to building packages.
2. It is increasingly harder to make progress. I started by compiling small
source packages and going up in size. Currently, I am at the 1MB-2MB
packages. The next step will be to fulfill more build dependencies and
go through all attempted builds again. I expect that we will continue to
progress in waves (as the graph already shows), but the waves will get
3. As I am currently crunching through all packages (or at least attempt
so), I am not uploading build logs now. I want to upload all of them in
a bunch when I am through (or at least except some of the really big
packages), and fulfilled more build dependencies.
50% is the next aim, of course. More stability in the Hurd itself would
help (so I need to fix the proc bug, d'oh!).
This is what http://hurd.sourceforge.net/turtle has to say about it:
There are 4318 packages in this group. 108 packages are out of date, and
need to be updated. 1582 packages are missing from the binary archive.
And 10 more packages are in incoming right now (updates and new ones).
More statistics: Of the 4318 packages, 1229 are up-to-date, 1166 binary-all
and 167 other-arch (the remaining 66 don't exist anymore - they have been
deleted from Debian).
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