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Re: Quarter of the Hurd 2011-q4

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Quarter of the Hurd 2011-q4
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 11:21:55 +0100
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On Sun, 18 Mar 2012 08:44:18 +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de> 

Thanks!  I intend to publish this later today.

I did a bunch of changes; some comments/explanation here:

> Also Richard Braun added Exodar (exodar.debian.net), a new porter box. It is 
> faster and more reliable, which facilitates testing and bug hunting.


> Additionally [[documentation_of_the_I/O_Path|hurd/io_path/]] was improved


> And there are now social network sites for GNU Hurd on 
> [Google+](https://plus.google.com/114942488385711891227#114942488385711891227/posts)
>  and the AGPL licensed [identi.ca](http://identi.ca/group/hurd), to make it 
> easier to stay in touch.

identi.ca is not new.

> As a final note, we want to share a story about real-life debugging with the 
> Hurd:
>     <youpi> yay GNU/Hurd  
>     <youpi> I have added i_translator check in e2fsck, it was missing  
>     <youpi> I had a volume that was keeping making ext2fs crash  
>     <youpi> with a reproductible scenario  
>     <youpi> could easily work out it was i_translator, then add a
>       check to e2fsck, run it, which indeed fixed, them, and voilà,
>       ext2fs was working again
>       <youpi> all that on the same machine with *no* system reboot  
>     <youpi> just ext2fs restart :)

This is for 2012-q1; I will leave it in moth_next when I move the current
one to news/2011-q4.

Well, in fact, let's admit that it's no longer a MotH but a QotH; I
updated the instructions.


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