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Re: [PATCH 0/1] Rewrite /hurd/symlink on top of trivfs OFF TOPIC PRAISE

From: jbranso
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/1] Rewrite /hurd/symlink on top of trivfs OFF TOPIC PRAISE
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 22:44:46 +0000

July 28, 2021 4:25 PM, "Sergey Bugaev" <bugaevc@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 10:39 PM <jbranso@dismail.de> wrote:
>> Thanks for working on this!
> I don't believe it: I finally got my own "OFF TOPIC PRAISE" letter!
> Thank you for your kind words :)

You've more than earned it!

> Oh yes, a Gemini translator actually sounds like a perfect exercise!
> It's not as simple as /hurd/hello or /dev/yes, but still simple
> enough, and would be actually useful for the end users.
> Why don't you start working on it? If you run into any trouble (or are
> unsure where to start from), feel free to ask me! — I'd be glad to
> help you, in so much as I understand things myself (which may not be
> that much, actually). Perhaps others on this list would be interested
> in helping you too.
> One particular thing that may turn out to be complicated: TLS, which
> is mandatory in Gemini. I admit I don't have any experience
> interacting with TLS from C myself, and I hear that things are indeed
> complicated there [0]. So what I would do is ignore the TLS
> requirement for now and implement just cleartext Gemini, even though
> it's against the spec; then once things are working figure out TLS.
> [0]: 
> https://blogs.gnome.org/mcatanzaro/2018/11/11/the-gnome-and-webkitgtk-networking-stack
> Sergey

I probably do not have enough time to devote to it.  :(  I'm getting a 
little more involved in GNU Guix System lately via writing documentation.
But thank you for the encouragement!  I'll keep track of your email and
reach out when I start migrating to GNU/Hurd land again. Thanks!

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