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Re: A Hurd release

From: Harley D. Eades III
Subject: Re: A Hurd release
Date: 05 Jan 2005 17:37:34 -0600
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Ognyan Kulev <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg> writes:

> Marco Gerards wrote:
> > Anyway, I hope to start a discussion with this email.  It would be
> > nice if the Hurd maintainers would make it clear what needs to be done
> > before the Hurd 0.3 can be released or if they just release it.
> Yes, I think the most important thing now is to clearly set what are
> the requirements for 0.3.
> http://hurd.gnufans.org/bin/view/Hurd/GNUHurdStatus should be
> considered.
> My personal opinion is that 0.3 should include the ext2fs patch and
> I'm even optimist that all issues about the patch can be cleared till
I agree.
> I'm under impression that DHCP is important too.
I also agree.

> Buggy software gives bad impression and I think we should at least
> mark the bad things.  For example, we can have message in the
> beginning of INSTALL-cross that it's largely outdated, and rpctrace
> can always print message to stderr that it's unusable for serious work
> (e.g. debian packaging).  These "marks" are easy when we have complete
> list of what doesn't work right.
I don't see the point in this.  Adding features for to report buggy software is 
more work then we need.  The point here is just to have a release to show the 
project is
still going.  With a version like 0.X a newbie or guru would logically realize
the software is not going to be full proof or for that matter finished. 


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