Re: I think I want to help
On Mon, 2004-08-09 at 15:21, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> Depends with what you mean "GNU/Hurd 1.0". Do you mean a release of
> the GNU system? A release of the Debian GNU/Hurd port?
Maybe what I mean to be precise is the release of Debian GNU/Hurd.
> If you wish to help and make a release of the Debian GNU/Hurd port,
> then fixing bugs that are related to the Hurd is a good start. You
> could also become a Debian Developr and help out with Debian in
> general. See www.debian.org for all the details.
I just checked Debian BTS, type hurd in the package name, and found out
lots of old bugs. Ranging from 5 years to (newest) 57 days old of bugs.
> For the GNU system just subscribing to firstname.lastname@example.org is a
> good start, and reading the mailing list archives (they are spam
I'm not aware about this mail-list.
Can you tell me more?
> Well, truth to be told it seems that we are abandong GNU Mach 2.x (aka
> OSKIT-Mach) since it is a pitta to add/update drivers to. Most people
> use GNU Mach 1.x to my knowledge.
Then I can just use the sources from debian, and move along from there?
How about the steps to L4 microkernel? Is there any documents explaining
roadmaps to L4?
> Some essential info I can get also about a need of pthread, a real
> filesystem (ext2/ext3?), and porting lots of applications.
> The Hurd already supports ext2. It has some support for pthreads.
> And most programs will not need any porting unless they use funky
I understands pthread support is not completed, yet?
How can I help here?
> You can get the CVS version of the Hurd (and some others stuff) from:
> And I think Savannah just started making daily CVS tarballs...
Thank you for this!
> What can this poor guy do to help in GNU/Hurd development?
> By starting to fix things that you consider broken, and missing. That
> is usually the place where one starts helping.
Okay, I'll try to make X work on my system then.
Yesterday it keeps on failing. Maybe I could find something out today.
> The TODO list is actually not that outdated. :)
Err, yess. Shame on me. What was I've been reading.
> Happy hacking.