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* Jeff Bailey <jbailey@nisa.net> [020427 14:57]:
> We don't currently explain how to help us very well.  Perhaps you can
> guide us on this.  I'd like to get some pages up that cover how to
> help the Hurd porting effort.  I don't know how to get this
> information so that people uploading packages choose to read it.  Part
> of me wonders if the porting section of the Policy should refer to a
> general porting document.  I'm not thinking even just for us, but
> generically things like understand the issues around 32->64 bit
> pointer conversions, and issues the BSD folks will have too.
> Does this fit with what you're thinking?


Now that Woody is sort of winding down,  Raphael Hertzog and Adam Di
Carlo started a discussion[1] on debian-project@l.d.o that has expanded to
talk about the Debian Developers Reference[2], Debian Policy[3], a new "dpkg
reference manual" that's in the dpkg CVS (per Wichert) and new Debian
"best packaging practices" documentation.  This discussion is taking
place on the debian-project (and debian-policy) mailing lists.

Finding a place in this array of documentation for general porting
issues would be ideal.  These are documents all Debian developers
are (should be?) familiar with.

Shall we begin creating a list of porting issues?  While there may be
many they should be able to be categorized fairly well once we have them


-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.com>

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2002/debian-project-200204/msg00076.html
[2] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/
[3] http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/
[4] http://cvs.debian.org/dpkg

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