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Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - the power of translators

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - the power of translators
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:58:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)


On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 05:43:48PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Arne Babenhauserheide, le Wed 29 Oct 2008 17:35:16 +0100, a écrit :

> > Transparent ftp out of the box would be a cool feature, too. 
> Err, well we can already setup that automatically, it's just a matter of
> touch /ftp:
> settrans /ftp: /hurd/hostmux /hurd/ftpfs /


   settrans -c /ftp: /hurd/hostmux /hurd/ftpfs /

Technically, it's not a big deal to set it up. But it's an enormous
psychological difference whether you tell people "you can set up
transparent FTP on the Hurd, if you find the magic incantation somewhere
on the net", or "Debian GNU/Hurd comes with transparent FTP".

I'll take any bet that setting up ftpfs automatically on installation
would triple usage of that feature at least. It's the difference between
an obscure feature hardly anybody will bother with, and something that
might actually attract some people.

I wonder what it would take to get this into Debian as default...


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