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Re: The Hurdish Package Manager

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: The Hurdish Package Manager
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 14:08:44 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Thu, Apr 01, 2010 at 06:27:13PM +0200, Patrik Olsson wrote:

> I recently read about the GSoC idea of "the Hurdish Package Manager".
> I have a few ideas about one.

Wow, some really good thoughts in there... It reassures me that keeping
those tricky ideas on the list is indeed useful -- even if they are too
abstract for most of the potential candidates :-)

Unfortunately, I don't have time right now to give it the detailed
answer it deserves :-( But I'll do so as soon as I can.

> Note: I'm not planning to work on this. I just got the idea while
> reading the GSoC project ideas and wanted to share. To be honest,
> while I like the idea of letting a server asynchronously manage the
> packages and using a Hurd translator for this, I don't think it's
> *that* much more convenient or important. If I were to work on
> something for Hurd (as a GSoC project or otherwise) it would be
> something more important, like getting sound working, clean up code,
> or port Debian packages.

Now that's a pity...

Personally, I voice the opinion that working on things which in some way
show off the possibilities the Hurd architecture offers, is actually
much more important right now than fixing existing shortcomings in the
implementation... Playing catch-up is a hopeless case anyways, unless we
can get a considerable number of people to see major benefits, so they
actually will be willing to invest in this system.

> However, I don't think I have time for even that.

That's a pity too -- you seem to have a very good grasp on things in
general :-)


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