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Fwd: about GNU Hurd

From: Vikram Vincent
Subject: Fwd: about GNU Hurd
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 17:39:07 +0530

Forwarding this mail to bug-hurd which is the appropriate list for discussions related to the Hurd.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Shakthi Kannan <askshakthimaan@gmail.com>
Date: 14 Sep 2007 23:10
Subject: Re: about GNU Hurd
To: gnu-system-discuss@gnu.org


My thoughts below:

----- On 9/14/07, Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:
| If you want to do that, please do.  However, updating the English
| material is more useful.

One of the best things I like about Free Software is its
documentation. One just reads the manual or HOWTOs or documentation,
and there is no reason to ask anybody in mailing lists, forums or IRC.
Atleast, this has been my experience.

But, I was really stuck with incomplete documentation for Hurd. The
Hurd Hacking Guide, for example, didn't take me much further (lot of

There are two types of coders I have seen. Some people just keep
coding, coding, coding, and they know the code in and out. They don't
require documentation.

For some people, it is important to show them simple examples to get
started with on various libraries, interfaces, functions etc., and
then slowly they get to explore the different components of the code,
and then really involve themselves with development.

I request the core developers to spend some time with some
documentation on the design, or enhance Hurd Hacking Guide



Shakthi Kannan

=== End of Forwarded mail ===

And please do note that this is a point that I have previously made and still hope for.

Vikram Vincent
Project Engineer,
NRCFOSS http://nrcfoss.org.in/
AU-KBC Research Centre http://www.au-kbc.org/
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