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We are not alone...

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: We are not alone...
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 09:14:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17 (2007-11-01)


An issue that repeatedly came up in the past, is Hurd (and related)
patches often not getting applied. (Most recently on gnu-system-dicsuss,
though it's arguably somewhat off-topic for this list...)

It was quite interesting to find a remarkably similar discussion on the
Xorg mailing list recently:


So this in not really a Hurd-specific issue -- it happens even in such a
major project. Maybe there is something to learn from this thread. The
subthread starting at


is very enlightening in particular. The problems described there seem
almost identical to what we see here -- which is not surprising,
considering the very similar situation: They too have a large code base,
most of which predates the current active developers, so nobody feels in


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