Re: [Soc-coordination] Debian-installer on Debian GNU/Hurd as a GSoC project
Jérémie Koenig, le Fri 19 Mar 2010 00:15:15 +0100, a écrit :
> Hello, sorry for the cross-post (I couldn't quite decide...)
I'd say all were useful :)
> I intend to apply as a GSoC student for porting debian-installer to
> the Hurd.
> I've started tinkering with busybox, as suggested on the ideas pages,
Ok, I realize I have forgotten to mention that I have already patched it
to get the .debs/udebs built (very crude patch). Of course, more work
is needed to re-enable the tools that will be needed during d-i.
> and I will try to come up with a reasonably precise roadmap of the
> work needed in the coming weeks
OK, don't hesitate to discuss with me.
> Unless I'm mistaken, Samuel Thibault has already done some work
Yes. Basically, booting a shell was working with just a few temporary
tweaks (to cope with the not-yet existing ramdisk support). The next
step was to start the Hurd console and the d-i scripts.
> and would be interested in mentoring such a project.
> I understand this is a difficult project which involves a lot of
> things, however I have used the Hurd and done some debian-installer
> work in the past.
> One question I have is about what organization I should submit my
> application to.
I don't really know.
Don't hesitate to come on both #hurd (freenode) and #debian-hurd (oftc).