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


From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: What do you need from the Hurd for your day-to-day tasks?
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:02:30 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

address@hidden, le Wed 04 Aug 2010 19:37:18 +0200, a écrit :
> 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.

That's not contradicting, actually. We can just use bogl's drawing
primitives for the client part.

> > > - 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... :-)

Sure, since nobody took any time to have a look at the issue.

> > > - 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...

Ah, ok.

Samuel



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