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Re: Fwd: Gentoo GNU/Hurd thread in Gentoo Forums

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Fwd: Gentoo GNU/Hurd thread in Gentoo Forums
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 16:58:27 +0200

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 1:11 PM, Matthew Ayres <solar.granulation@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry if the questions look senseless, I'm just trying to figure out
> what could be the goal of developing Gentoo GNU/Hurd.

Gentoo users are, naturally, more technically minded than users of
many distros (Debian possibly being an exception here).  The Gentoo
meta-distro is generally compiled from source and that naturally makes
it more automatic for users to investigate and modify that source
code.  I believe that this offers a possible advantage to the Hurd
project because it opens an extra group of potential developers to
port software to the Hurd and to identify and create new features
needed in the Hurd itself.

Aha, so, as far as I can understand from your and Arne's messages,
creating a Gentoo GNU/Hurd will at least result in an enlargement in
the group of porters, which is very good already, to say nothing of
the fact that these porters are going to be experienced people.

Thanks for information :-)

Regards, scolobb

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