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Re: A few questions: Libre SoC, website, Rust

From: Jan Wielkiewicz
Subject: Re: A few questions: Libre SoC, website, Rust
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 01:33:41 +0200

Dnia 2020-08-17, o godz. 00:07:25
Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org> napisaƂ(a):

> Whatever the "ideal" target would be (we have previously seen people
> saying arm would be), not targetting x86 as well looks like suicide to
> me.
I see.

> Why would they need to be? A firmware is not supposed to be
> OS-specific.
I mean drivers, not firmware, sorry.

> Yes, the main website is lagging behind. I don't really know
> how it is supposed to be updated, Thomas knows. Please bug
> hurd-maintainers@gnu.org about it. I have now pushed at least the news
> part.
Okay, will do, thanks.

> I know. That still does not mean I understand the *reasoning*.
Life is often about accidents, not about reasoning. I discovered GNU by
an accident, because of a proprietary game. Sounds stupid, but this is
the reality.

> There is no reason why we should have to chase the
> latest-shiny-brighty design trends (which basically means revamping
> the website every year or two) only to express that the project
> continues.
I just want to make the website cleaner to read and more informative,
that's it. I believe the current state is the opposite.

> I know, the monkey prefers the red car. But we are not monkeys.
Don't know this one.

> I'm afraid I'm not sure I want to attract people who only like
> shiny-brighty websites and can't stand a merely black-blue-on-white
> design. By this, I mean: personally I just ~#{[ don't have the #{[[
> time to answer their probably terribly large amount of questions.
The problem with stupid questions can be solved by putting the FAQ
section on the first plan so the information about asking questions
will be more accessible:
To make my point clear: we're not going to add some stupid and laggy JS
slideshows, I just want the layout of the website to be helpful for the
Look at the website of Libre SoC as an example, it runs on ikiwiki too,
but one simple CSS file makes it pleasant to read:
We could just adapt the CSS file from the website and that's all.

> That part makes full sense, yes. Now fixed. 

> "professional" is a very relative thing. For me black-blue-on-white
> looks more professional than shiny-brighty. But again I'm probably
> simply just biaised and just not adapted to the world as it is
> nowadays.
We can leave it black-blue-on-white then.

> > By just saying on the main page "we're looking for developers for
> > X" we can gain new contributors.
> It is actually written there.
It was hidden below the outdated news section, didn't notice it.

> Which headaches precisely?
I mean a situation where we reorganise everything and no one knows
where something is located.

> Making the page cool could attract people, yes. These will however
> have a lot of questions (they won't bother reading the FAQ).
> Personally I simply won't have time to answer. If people here on
> bug-hurd and #hurd do have, then sure go ahead.
> I'm sorry I'm being very negative here, I know that's definitely not
> the way to run a cool and fun project. The thing is: I never asked
> for being in charge of doing this, and the other thing is: the most
> badly needed things that we lack is not really that much fun and cool.
Sorry, maybe I'm just too optimistic, I'm young after all.
> Just to give you an idea, read
> ./liblibc/src/fuchsia/mod.rs
> which is the Fuchsia file needed to make rust work on Fuchsia (there
> are others, but that's the main one).
> That's 3950 lines of code, which are neither fun or cool, but that we
> apparently *have* to write to make rust work at all on the Hurd,
> because it seems that rust maintainer never bothered to write
> something that would simply somehow generate these lines from the
> libc headers like compilers for other languages do.
I see.

> I don't think making the website shiny-and-brighty will attract people
> who will be patient enough to write such a file.
As above, I just want it to serve its purpose well - I want the website
to be informative and clean to read.

> Again, that's only my own opinion, and what my limited amount of free
> time can permit, I'm sorry that it looks so negative. If other people
> can help with this, feel free, it's an open project, I'm just warning
> what I have seen happening in the past decade.
We'll experiment with the page in a private git repository and if the
results will be good, we will think about the rest later.

> Samuel

Jan Wielkiewicz

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