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Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository

From: Justus Winter
Subject: Please merge the random translator into the Hurd repository
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:05:43 +0200
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Dear maintainer :)

please merge the random translator (found in [0]) into the main Hurd

0: git://git.sv.gnu.org/hurd/incubator.git, branch random


The random translator provides /dev/{,u}random that provide
cryptographically secure random numbers.  A lot of software depends on
this.  Having /dev/{,u}random thus enables more software to run on the
Hurd.  The random translator has been tested in Debian/Hurd for quite
some time now.  I consider it essential for any Hurd distribution.


Integrating it into the main repository ...

* ... gives it a broader exposure to reviews, cleanups, and static

* ... makes large-scale changes to the Hurd base easier.  The random
  translator depends on the API and most likely even internal
  implementational details of the core Hurd libraries.

* ... makes packaging the Hurd easier for Debian/Hurd and any other
  potential distributions.

Thanks for considering,

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