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Re: Project name

On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 04:17:27PM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 04:06:45PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > No, the Hurd is only the user-extensible operating system
> > and as such potentially universal (but in that even more so then Linux
> > ever will be).  Nevermind ;)
> Ah, so we could change it is a statement of faith? :)

Well, universal is a very universal word :)

> > I wouldn't object making Hurd more prominent on the front page today,
> > as long as it is clear that it is an invitation for developers to help,
> > and not for users to complain :)  However, we have other channels to
> > get developers, which are probably more effective anyway.
> While being questioned in an email interview, I was asked by the writer,
> "Does Debian Jr. work on Debian GNU/Hurd?"  Maybe I should find out? :)

I don't know what Debian Jr is.  Is it Debian for kids (or Debian for
hackers with kids?) I thought I heard something about it.  Well, our
youngest Hurd hacker is 16, and he writes a shadow filesystem right now ;)

> > Oh, as I am talking here on debian-project... anybody wants to help?
> > There are many bugs in the Debian packages which prevent building them
> > on the Hurd (and I swear it is not our fault! :).  Everybody pick a few,
> > and the 3950 is reached in no time.
> OK, I'll bite ... will it install happily on a 486dx2/66 with 16M, EISA
> and SCSI (Adaptec) on a 1G drive?

Yes.  The RAM is very little, though. It might install and boot, but you won't
be able to get a lot of work done.  That said, I bootstrapped the port in
a 150 MB with 32 MB Ram.  So add some swap early ;)


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