RE: A few questions - Long
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> From: Alfred M. Szmidt [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 6:26 AM
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> Subject: Re: A few questions - Long
> GNUMach 2.0 (OSKit - Mach??): The newer GNUMach kernel using the
> OSKit libraries?
> The only reason for this not being implemented yet is
> because of lack
> of a console???
> Wrong, there is a console, and it actually works. I think that Marcus
> Brinkmanns new console should also work under it (it supports virtual
> consoles, PC speaker sound, and some other stuff that I don't
Alfred. Thanks for the response. So is getting "GNUMach 2.0" just a matter
compiling 1.3 with the OSKit libraries or is there a branch for it?
> Am I close or am I lost? The main reason that I ask is that I
> wanted to install Debian GNU/Hurd on my laptop so I can carry it
> back and forth to work and home but there is no PCMCIA support for
> GNUMach 1.3. So I thought it might be interesting to try to write
> it but it sounds as though there is PCMCIA support in GNUMach 2.0?
> David Wagner was working on PCMCIA support for GNUMach 2.0, you might
> want to check with him if you two can work together on this (check the
> archives for his email address).
I'll see if I can contact him, thanks.
> Also, where is the best place for the "true" status of the Hurd. I
> track several sites but they all seem to be old, including
> The offical web page for the Hurd is has the "true" status of the
> Hurd: http://hurd.gnu.org.
I've been there, its one that I track but it seems pretty outdated also?
> I'm trying to figure out how I can start to get involved
> but I cannot even figure out who is doing what.
> Look at the TODO file in the CVS repository for the Hurd and find
> something that you think is interesting to work on.
> For example, there is an old item out on Savannah about >2Gb
> support for ext2fs but I am seeing messages about someone fixing
> that on the bug-hurd mailing list.
> Depends on what you called "fixed", the patch by Ognyan is quite alpha
> from what I can see (read-write support is highly unstable).
Fair enough. However the two that I considered are the rpctrace and the
fatfs stuff, both of which I have recently seen people working on from
Thanks again for the responses!!
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