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Re: Some Hurd related thoughts from someone who has no right to talk


From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Some Hurd related thoughts from someone who has no right to talk
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:46:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Almudena Garcia <address@hidden> writes:

> About Hangout, a few months ago I was in your Jitsi session, but nobody more 
> was there.
> Furthermore, when you connected the youtube transmission, Jitsi cat the 
> videocall and I only could see and ear, but don't participate
>

Really?  That's the second time that I heard that.  After I spent an
hour recording the video to youtube, I stopped recording for youtube.
Then someone could start participating.  I guess that Jitsi doesn't
support recording to youtube and participating at the same time.

> 2018-06-07 18:58 GMT+02:00 Joshua Branson <address@hidden>:
>
>  address@hidden writes:
>
>  > About contributions to Hurd, I like to help in desktop bugs. I found many 
> bugs or not implemented tasks, that I desire to solve.
>  >
>  > - Add support to other desktop manager than xdm: Currently, the only 
> functional DM is xdm. Lightdm is installed by default during
>  > Xfce installation, but don't runs. I would like to solve this.
>  >
>  > - Add support to change tty after xorg start: Currently, when you starts 
> xorg, you can't to return to tty, which causes many
>  > bizzarres situations, as close xorg... From xorg, or stop the DM from the 
> DE terminal emulator (it is so bizarre, and use to cause
>  > problems). I will like to solve this also.
>  >
>  > - Enable polkit support: when the DE starts, this don't have permissions 
> to shutdown the system from graphical environment. The
>  > most standard solution to this is to use polkit to allow actions to users. 
> I found that Hurd has polkit installed, but feels that
>  > It isn't used. May be interesting enable it.
>  >
>  > Other interesting thing can be recover the hard shutdown (shutdown 
> machine, not only the system), but It feels so difficult.
>
>  These would be some awesome bugs to fix!!!  
>
>  >
>  > My knowledge is so limited. I have experience with bash scripting and 
> GNU/Linux administration. I have also knowledge of C++ and
>  > basic C. In classroom I learn a bit about POSIX process management, with 
> fork(), execl(), fifos, pipes and message queue. But I
>  > never touched the deep of a OS.
>  >
>  > Now I'm searching a Pentium 4 computer to try Hurd installation in real 
> machine. Previously I got a successfully installation in a
>  > 2000's AMD computer, but this PC is so slow to run the DE correctly.
>
>  I would actually recommend that you just run the Hurd in qemu.  Most, if
>  not all, of the main Hurd developers just run the Hurd inside qemu.
>
>  Also a cool idea!  I believe I read somewhere that it possible to have
>  the Hurd running in qemu, but make the X server run in Linux.  This is
>  apparently a really stable way to run the Hurd.
>
>  Also, maybe you and I could try to start up a GNU/Hurd hangout session.
>  Kind of like the Emacs hangouts.
>
>  >
>  > If you are in Facebook's GNU/Hurd group, you can to read about my 
> experiments with Hurd in Virtualbox and in the real PC. I was
>  > talking with Thomas Schwindge in this group.
>  >
>  > Now I have to study my exams, but someday I would to contribute to Hurd 
> project 
>  >
>  > El Jueves 7 de junio de 2018, Samuel Thibault escribió:
>  >> Joshua Branson, le jeu. 07 juin 2018 09:56:31 -0400, a ecrit:
>  >> > P.S. Samuel feel free to let me know if this email sounded too 
> presumptuous.
>  >> 
>  >> It doesn't sound so to me. Thanks for writing it :)
>  >> 
>  >> (I just doubt that much business can be done with the Hurd, but who
>  >> knows :) )
>  >> 
>  >> Samuel
>  >> 
>  >>



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