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Re: Kernel newbie involvement


On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:11:05PM -0500, Quiliro Ordóñez wrote:

> I would like to involve a CS students in this project.

Great :-) We are always happy about new people getting involved in the

> The idea is to use gNewSense (which is the FSF approved version based
> on Debian).

I'm not sure what you are saying here. Do you mean you want to work on
*creating* a Hurd variant of gNewSense; or you want to do other work
based on one?...

As far as I know, gNewSense doesn't provide a Hurd variant so far -- or
at least we never heard about one.

> Please give guidelines and steps to take to teach the necessary
> habilities for them to actively develop Hurd. They are new to GNU and
> have only basic bash experience.

Well, the students will surely need a *lot* of guidance in the beginning
-- especially if they have little general UNIX experience... So I guess
the first step is for *you* to learn your ways around the Hurd project,
so you can in turn teach them :-)

General information about getting involved in Hurd development can be
found on


Of course we will gladly answer any further question that come up --
preferably on bug-hurd@gnu.org or in IRC (#hurd on irc.freenode.net).

We are looking forward to hearing more about this :-)


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