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Re: Project name

On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 10:48:22AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 03:30:38PM +0200, Lars Bahner wrote:
> > From http://www.debian.org/index.html
> > 
> > <TITLE>Debian GNU/Linux -- The Universal Operating System</TITLE>
> Like I said.  That's one of the OSes we produce.  It's our front runner,
> and therefor in the main page title.  I think it is appropriate.  (I
> am really doubtful about the tagline "The Universal Operating System"
> applied to Debian GNU/Hurd :)

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 ;)

> > Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure OS: it comes with more than
> > 3950 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy
> > installation on your machine.
> Again, very accurate.  You cannot say that Debian GNU/Hurd comes with
> more than 3950 packages.

I was going to prove it otherwise, but I started to late, and of today they
are only 2746, dammit.  Still pretty impressive.  Mmmh.  Any objections
against 1204 Hurd-only dummy packages?

As far as my personal interest goes, I am happy with hacking on the Hurd
and working on Debian GNU/Hurd so that it can be released with Woody+1.
And *then* I will talk with debian-www about changing the web pages.

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.

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.

Happy hacking,

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