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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 13:08:25 -0400
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Almudena Garcia <address@hidden> writes:

> P.D.: Excuse me my bad english. I'm spanish ;)

Don't feel bad.  I admire a lot of French and Spanish developers.  :)

Samuel may be one of them...

>
> 2018-06-07 16:42 GMT+02:00 <address@hidden>:
>
>  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.
>
>  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.
>
>  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
>  > 
>  >
>
>  -- 
>  Enviado desde mi Jolla



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