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Re: GNU/Hurd in german news

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: GNU/Hurd in german news
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:45:00 +0100
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On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 01:18:17PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 12. November 2009 12:57:22 schrieb Arne Babenhauserheide:
> > -> http://www.bddebian.com/~hurd-web/hurd/status/
> @Thomas: Can you write a note, once you pulled this into hurd.gnu.org? 


> When it's in, I'll publish this comment in osnews: 
> "
> If you want to see the current state of the Hurd without relying on outdated 
> experiences and superstition of others, you can simply have a look at the 
> official status page of the Hurd: 
> - http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/status.html
> It includes a screenshot of the Hurd running X with fvwm. 

FVWM, and I also added Gnumeric to this description.

> And if you want external review, you can see a shot of GNUstep running on 
> GNU/Hurd with a short status info at 
> - http://multixden.blogspot.com/2009/02/browser-on-hurd.html

People will probably ask: where is Gnome?, where is KDE?

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:57:22PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 10. November 2009 20:13:47 schrieb Thomas Schwinge:
> > hurd/status/picture.png.  Then use the img directive,
> > <http://ikiwiki.info/ikiwiki/directive/img/>, to embed it like this:
> > ``[[!img picture.png]]''.

> (since the page doesn't state it: can I also include an align parameter, so 
> the text flows next to the image?)

Actually the page *does* mention is, but see
<http://ikiwiki.info/bugs/img_vs_align/>.  Who has the CSS foo?  Anatoly?

> So when now people ask "what can the hurd already do?" we can point them to 
> the status page to *see* (and not just read) that the Hurd can do X. 

Strictly speaking, you don't need a real (hardware) X server running to
take such a picture, as there are also virtual (correct term?) X servers.

> @Samuel: Do you have contact with the fvwm people? If yes: Could you send 
> them 
> a link with the status page? 

I'd suggest to only do this if they have a page where they list
screenshots of FVWM in action.  Otherwise this would be false news; false
in the sense of not being new.


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