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Re: GSoC projects

From: Madhusudan C.S
Subject: Re: GSoC projects
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 15:19:20 +0530

Hi Thomas,

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 2:24 PM, Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> wrote:

The GSoC projects are making good progress, as I read from various IRC
log lines.  Hence, we'd like to make this work available through the
standard GNU Savannah Hurd group/repository.  I'm going to make the
GSoCers members of that group.  Here are some rules:

Thanks a lot Thomas.
So far, we'll grant you commit-after-approval permission, so please
(continue to) post and discuss everything to bug-hurd that you'd like to
have committed.  On your own tagged branches, you can do what you feel
like (commit directly), but please also obey to the above rules.  Better
to ask first, than trying to do something on your own.  (Remeber that
whatever you do, it'll be part of the Hurd's permanent RCS history.)

So, let me say this again: Thanks for your interest in the GNU Hurd and
welcome on board!  :-)

Now, I'd now like each of GSoCers post a follow-up to this message, and
give a short overview of (a) what he's working on and (b) if this is
rather a stand-alone thing or has to be included into the main Hurd
repository.  If it's stand-alone I'd rather have it remain so and make up
a separate module for it (might even use git or else for it instead of
CVS, whatever people prefer).  If it has to be integrated into the main
Hurd tree, then we have to make up some rules about how to do this.
(a) I am Madhusudan.C.S. I am working on implementing a GNU/Linux compatible /proc pseudo filesystem. The major goal is to make the /proc available on Hurd, so that procps and psmisc tools like kill, pgrep, pkill, top, killall among other things which depend on /proc run out of the box. I have implemented the important parts of /proc till now and have been able to get pgrep working fine till now (pkill also seems to work, but some  testing is needed). I will be working on making more procps tools available.

(b) As both antrik and Samuel suggested procfs should be a part of main Hurd tree. Can you please tell me the rules?

PS: I'm going to work on the wiki issue today.

Also in the meeting yesterday we decided to setup a backup repository for Hurd Wiki. I have taken this responsibility. I have also setup a repository at github.com. I will post the details in a different mail.

Thanks and regards,

Blogs at: www.madhusudancs.info

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