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Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - the power of translators


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - the power of translators
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:01:52 +0100
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Am Mittwoch 29 Oktober 2008 17:35:16 schrieb Arne Babenhauserheide:
> Am Mittwoch 29 Oktober 2008 12:16:58 schrieb address@hidden:
> > > Another example of features which would be easily possible with the
> > > Hurd:
> > >
> > > * media-player translator:
> > >           - settrans play /hurd/mediaplayer_play
> > >           - cp song1.ogg song2.ogg play - # -> files get buffered and 
> > > played.
> > >
> > > or even:
> > >
> > > * cp ftp://foo/bar/ogg play
> >
> > Well, regarding the specific examples, such things aren't very
> > interesting anymore: With FUSE, this can all be done on Linux as well
> > nowadays... It's much harder to find examples for unique possibilities
> > now.
>
> That can be done with FUSE, if your kernel supports it.
> With much hassle.
>
> But with the Hurd _everyone_ can do it.

Somehow remounting readonly was also possible without hassle, but I no longer 
remember how... 

Anyone with info? 

Best wishes, 
Arne

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