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Re: news 2010-04
Re: news 2010-04
Sun, 2 May 2010 09:10:06 +0200
On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 06:07:50PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > Also the fix from *Samuel Thibault* got included in libxcb1, so
> > X.org [works out of the box
> > again](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2010/04/msg00034.html)
> > with a simple startx and *Philip Charles* [extended his
> > offerings](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2010/04/msg00019.html)
> > with an updated *GRUB usb stick for booting Debian/Hurd*.
Err... These seem to be two completely unrelated news items?
> >> Also *Emilio Pozuelo Monfort* mentored by *Fredrik Hammar* will
> >> work on the possibly boring yet extremely valuable task of [fixing
> >> compatibility problems exposed by projects testsuites]
> >> ([[details|community/gsoc/project_ideas/testsuites]]).
I don't think "boring" is a suitable attribute :-)
It may be less exciting in the sense that it doesn't produce new
features, better performance etc. (Though it's quite possible that some
fixes will improve overall stability.) However, I don't think the actual
work involved is less interesting than work on other tasks.
> > So we had quite an exiting month with many starting threads, which
> > makes this the perfect time to subscribe to our [[mailing_lists]]
> > (bug-hurd and debian-hurd are the main lists) and see the Hurd make
> > another leap forward :)
Perhaps this is a stealth reference to it ;-) -- but I wonder whether it
wouldn't be good to explicitely mention Sergio's experiments on the
effect of out-of-band data on IPC performance; work on fixing tmpfs; and
various suggestions for improving the external pager interface?