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Re: What do you need from the Hurd for your day-to-day tasks?


From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: What do you need from the Hurd for your day-to-day tasks?
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 19:37:18 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hi,

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 02:36:49PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> address@hidden, le Sat 24 Jul 2010 04:08:51 +0200, a écrit :

> > - A full-featured high-resolution console (probably
> > framebuffer-based)
> 
> For that, just a framebuffer would be enough, then bogl can be used.

I was rather thinking of adapting the existing Hurd console system.

> > - Firefox (or perhaps some other full-featured browser)
> 
> We should be close to this, there are only bugs that prevent iceweasel
> from working.

Well, it's been in that state for several years now... :-)

Of course I do hope to take a look at this some day -- but then, there
are so many other things I want to take a look at...

> > - Bookmarking in w3m: I guess I could live without that; but it's
> > really an annoyance. Might be another NFS problem -- haven't
> > investigated yet.
> 
> Possibly record locking issue?

Hm, sounds plausible. But I guess there is no point in guessing here --
this is probably something that could be tracked down pretty easily with
a debugger, once I get around to it.

> > - mplayer: I guess it would actually be usable, if the
> > aforementioned X jerkiness is fixed... No w32codecs though, which
> > could be a problem. Not sure how often I actually need them.
> 
> In my memory, thanks to marcus' sysv shm implementation, it became
> usable.

I'm not sure. IIRC when some of the hurdfr guys tried it at FOSDEM 2005,
it was basically working, but every 10 seconds or so it was grinding to
a halt. Nobody investigated the real cause of this though, and I'm not
aware of anyone trying it since...

-antrik-



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