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Re: YotH 2010 -- a Year of the Hurd 2010

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: YotH 2010 -- a Year of the Hurd 2010
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:54:32 +0100
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Hallo Thomas, 

Here’s a first stab at integrating the changes. 

Feel free to comment on it :) 
(I know you will :) )

# HG changeset patch
# User Arne Babenhauserheide <bab@draketo.de>
# Date 1295884334 -3600
# Node ID f182ae60627ee3346c42a267736f01be8d6e30cb
# Parent  7ed7373be868924e82a1e0dfcd9dd22fa78cec6f
worked on the Hurd info.

diff --git a/gnustatus/gnustatus-2011-01.texi 
--- a/gnustatus/gnustatus-2011-01.texi
+++ b/gnustatus/gnustatus-2011-01.texi
@@ -495,19 +495,26 @@ Automake manual also contains several ex
 From Thomas Schwinge: Yeah, that's right!  The GNU Hurd is the GNU
 project's replacement for the Unix kernel, implemented as a collection
-of servers that run on the Mach microkernel.  Contrary to popular
-belief, this project is not yet dead.  Of course, it's not the world's
-most active project either, but a handful of volunteers (a small
-handful, mostly) are still plowing their way through the terrain of a
-steadily changing (and improving) Free Software world, striving to
-keep this advanced research prototype system going.  They are
-accompanied by another handful of Debian GNU/Hurd, and (new@!) Arch
-Hurd packagers.  So, what happened in the last year?
+of servers that run on the Mach microkernel. It has often been called
+the Duke Nukem Forever of kernels, and if we are to believe the press
+release, Duke Nukem Forever will be released in 2011. Does that mean
+that we promise you a Hurd release this year? We don’t want you to wait
+for us or trust us for a someday, and you’ve seen enough promises, so we
+won’t make that promise. Instead we urge you to just check
+@uref{http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd, the code} and
+@uref{http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/running.html, run a GNU/Hurd
+system}. Then, if you see promising stuff yourself, please help us make
+it better for you. 2010 was a year of much progress, and here and now,
+we can celebrate it!
+A small team of core developers, accompanied by folks from Debian
+GNU/Hurd, and (new@!) Arch Hurd packagers brought you a nice collection
+of improvements: 
 @itemize @bullet
 @item Apart from having done a lot of other work, Samuel Thibault, our Jack
 of all trades, merged his development branch that brought us Xen domU
-support.  Development had started in 2007 already, and since it has
+support.  Development had started in 2007 already, and since then it has
 been heavily tested by using it for the Debian GNU/Hurd build servers
 as well as our public Hurd boxen,
@@ -538,10 +545,14 @@ a lot of these.  J@'er@'emie's work resu
 GNU/Hurd installation image:
-@item Right in time with J@'er@'emie's Debian Installer success, Philip
-Charles, our 72-year-old provider of Debian GNU/Hurd installation CDs
-has now resigned from that position---a job he had been doing for
-nearly ten years.
+@item The Debian Installer success from J@'er@'emie now allows creating 
native installation CDs which no longer rely on installing Hurd using a 
temporary Linux system. This replaces the releases which Philip
+Charles, our 72-year-old provider of Debian GNU/Hurd installation CDs,
+has been creating manually for nearly ten years. Right in time, Phil is
+getting more and more paid commitments, so he
+withdrew} from Debian GNU/Hurd, looking forward to seeing the first official 
+@item With GSoC being done, J@'er@'emie kept working and rewrote the procfs 
translator which can now easily be used by any GNU/Hurd user to support most 
procps utilities commonly used in GNU/Linux. 
 @end itemize

Best wishes, 

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