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Re: GSoC application deadline passed

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: GSoC application deadline passed
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:02:37 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 02:16:31PM +0000, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Carl Fredrik Hammar, le Fri 14 Mar 2008 15:08:31 +0100, a écrit :
> > Now to a real issue.  While there's nothing wrong with the project as
> > such (in fact it's quite a good idea), I think most of the project is
> > more in the domain of distributions, e.g. Debian, rather then the Hurd
> > itself.
> Actually, while reading the proposal, I thought "well, that mostly means
> advertising the K* CDs"

Which is where I failed.  I wrote up an announcement, but was too busy
with other things at the beginning of the year and then forgot.  It's
still here:


and we can maybe still send it out.
> About an automatic build of images, that would just usually not work
> because we are almost always lagging behind in some part of the Debian
> distribution :) (remember the troubles Philip has been having).

Debian GNU/Hurd could do two things (besides the "port debian-installer
to hurd-i386" task) maybe:

 - setup a testing distribution so users have reasonable guarantees that
   they can install the packages

 - make weekly CD snapshots without installer available via

Both tasks aren't very easy and are additionally complicated by the
usage of both the ftp.debian.org unstable and the ftp.debian-ports.org
unreleased archive, and especially the first one probably needs a lot of
continuous attention, so it is unclear whether the needed work will
offset the gains for the limited number of users we have.


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