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Re: Introduction

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Introduction
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 15:12:24 +0200
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Hi Pietro!

On Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:35:37 +0200, Pietro Braione <schizophonic@tiscali.it> 
> My name is Pietro Braione, and I am a researcher at the University of 
> Milano-Bicocca. I was first introduced to the existence of the Hurd many 
> years ago by Richard Stallman, when he came in Milan for a Q&A session on 
> free software. Now I think it is the time to offer my contribution to the 
> project. Since I have some expertise on software quality, I would like to 
> contribute raising the overall quality of the Hurd software, especially of 
> the GNUmach microkernel. Unfortunately I have no experience in system and 
> kernel programming, and I can dedicate a very limited amount of time.

Thanks for introducting yourself, and for your offer to help developing
the GNU Hurd!

If you have not yet found that page, here are some pointers:
<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing.html>.  Here are some
bigger, structured projects:
originally written as Google Summer of Code projects, but not tied to

> This said, I think that my small contribution can essentially be doing some 
> janitorial work - updating the documentation and the website, and cleaning 
> the GNUmach code. As a starter I created a work environment (Debian GNU/Hurd 
> 0.5 under Virtualbox), downloaded the source from git (master branch), 
> compiled, and analyzed the warnings. As a result I have a small patch for the 
> (two) print formatting warnings returned by the compilation. How do I submit 
> it? 

Just send your patch to this very mailing list.

> Secondly: I found some inconsistencies between the website and the 
> documentation. How do I report/fix them?

We treat documentation much like program code, so it's encouraged to
either discuss any changes on the bug-hurd mailing list (especially for
bigger, invasive changes), possibly submit a patch just like for code,
or, if you're reasonably sure what you're doing, directly go ahead and
use the web (wiki) interface to change the text.  Eventually, we can also
set you up for Git push access.
<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing/web_pages.html> has all
the details.


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