Hurd Traffic #12 For 24 Aug 1999

By Zack Brown

Do you pine for the nice days of minix-1.1, when men were men and wrote their own device drivers?
Are you without a nice project and just dying to cut your teeth on an OS you can try to modify for your needs?
Are you finding it frustrating when everything works on minix? No more all-nighters to get a nifty program working?
Then this post might be just for you :-)
 
-- Linus Torvalds, 1991

Table Of Contents

Introduction

There was a good bit of traffic this week, but virtually all of the threads seem to be still ongoing. This puts me in the strange position of having two (2) posts to write about that are not part of ongoing threads, only one of which is actually write-up-able.

Actually, traffic is currently slow on the list because of Marcus Brinkmann's vacation. No complaints here. The man works his ass off.

Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 2 posts in 3K.

There were 2 different contributors. 0 posted more than once. 2 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

 

1. Midnight Commander Success
 Archive Link: "Midnight Commander for GNU/Hurd"
Topics: Compiling Packages
People: Pavel Roskin

Pavel Roskin reported success with GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.37; no patching was needed and it worked very well. He suggested that someone with write permissions to ftp.debian.org (ftp://ftp.debian.org) should upload the package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon And Joy
 

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