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Re: Current state of Xorg on Hurd?


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Current state of Xorg on Hurd?
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 14:31:24 +0200
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Am Dienstag 02 September 2008 11:43:39 schrieb Neal H. Walfield:
> At Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:15:41 +0200,
>
> Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> > * For Desktops: Are pthreads fully implemented, now? Can I get KDE or
> > similar running? :)
>
> What do you mean?  With the exception of the real-time extensions and
> a few bits that are hard to implement without tight integration with
> libc (namely, at fork handlers), the pthread library has been feature
> complete since 2002.

I ask, because I read on the net, that KDE and similar won't run, because 
pthreads aren't fully implemented. That is: Weren't fully implemented in 2000 
or so. 

And with my searches on the web I didn't find information if that had changed 
(means: if I could run KDE now :) ). 

-> I ask, because the debian guide says, it won't work, but its way to start 
xorg doesn't work, so I'm not sure how current it is. 
- http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install

How up to date is the Hurd user guide? 
- http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/users-guide/using_gnuhurd.html

Besides: The error I get when I try to start X.org is
"Cannot open keyboard (not a directory)"

Best wishes, 
Arne
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