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Hurd Traffic #59 For 13 Sep 2000

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

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Mailing List Stats For This Week

We looked at 75 posts in 278K.

There were 32 different contributors. 13 posted more than once. 5 posted last week too.

The top posters of the week were:

 

1. 'pmake' And 'ash' Advancements
25 Aug 2000 - 7 Sep 2000 (7 posts) Subject: "pmake patch"
Topics: Compiling Packages
People: Igor Khavkine

Igor Khavkine announced that he'd done the legwork to get 'pmake' working under the Hurd. He posted a patch, and mentioned that this should also allow 'ash' to compile as well. There was some discussion about various '#ifdef"s, and which tests for which libraries and operating systems would be the best. The general concensus seemed to be that the patch was good, although as Igor remarked at the end, "The general discussion comes into play if this patch is submitted upstream, whether it will be accepted there is yet another question. But if it is, it would probably be a good idea to let the upstream maintainers to investigate if simply the presence of __GLIBC__ is enough or some version checking should be done as well. I say if the patch currently works and no-one is objecting to any of the changes it should be at least submitted to the debian ash maintainer."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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