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Re: Hiding nodes with unionmount

From: Sergiu Ivanov
Subject: Re: Hiding nodes with unionmount
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 18:08:42 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)


On Sun, Sep 06, 2009 at 07:54:25PM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 6. September 2009 10:33:23 schrieb Sergiu Ivanov:
> > > Some info might be here:
> > > - http://projectxoo.blogspot.com/
> >
> > I guess porting the Hurd to Viengoos is still a matter which is more
> > discussed about than really attended to :-(
> I hope it will become more real in the not too far future. But up to then, 
> it's not perfect, but already usable with Mach (and it offers some very nice 
> features like nsmux and unionfs :) ). 

That's true :-)

Still, I'd very much like to have the time and the knowledge to engage
myself in porting the Hurd to the new microkernel sometimes.

> > > > I'll read these links today.  Sorry for not having read them so far --
> > > > it's lack of time, as usual :-(
> > >
> > > No problem. I know that problem far too well myself...
> >
> > I've read the story :-) Your power of allegory fascinates me :-)
> I'm glad you like it! 
> I wrote it a few years ago, when I was mostly fresh to free software and had 
> just taken several deep dives into the story of what happened at MIT. Then I 
> read Otherland and doing a story in slightly australian myth style just 
> grabbed me :) 
> And it's also quite fascinating for me to see how easily parts of
> the history of free software fit mythologic storytelling. A story
> from the dreamlands seeps into our reality and makes us travel the
> land with the firefox, talk to friends via the thunderbird and meet
> many more mythological beasts (though I use KDE and only turn to
> firefox when I can't konquer a website :) ).
Yes, you are absolutely right: the names met among instances of free
software are truly amazing :-) This makes the life of a free software
programmer a virtually infinite exploration of a wonderland ;-)


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