I am a student doing my undergraduate engineering course in Information Technology at MES College of Engineering, Kuttipuram in
I have just come across the GNU Hurd project being listed as a mentor organisation in Google SoC 2008.
I have a proposal to work on the "installer part" of the GNU Hurd. A few of my seniors did work on this project (GNU Hurd LX Installer)
last year co-ordinating with Philip Charles of New Zealand. Our work has been listed at http://gnu.ethz.ch/hurd
Since GNU Hurd doesn't have a native installer, the LX project made use of a stable surrogate installer for the purpose of installation
and went ahead right upto the features of getting X console after installation – which was unique.
This time around, our plan is to extend these features further : (a) incorporate latest stable surrogate installer
(b) get a gui installer part working (c) work with the latest release of Hurd – equivalent to K16 or later
Since the guides of this project is here (C K Raju, Raghesh A and Badharudeen P), it would be possible to carry the work forward.