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Re: Some Hurd related thoughts from someone who has no right to talk

From: Almudena Garcia
Subject: Re: Some Hurd related thoughts from someone who has no right to talk
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2018 18:51:44 +0200

P.D.: Excuse me my bad english. I'm spanish ;)

2018-06-07 16:42 GMT+02:00 <liberamenso10000@gmail.com>:
About contributions to Hurd, I like to help in desktop bugs. I found many bugs or not implemented tasks, that I desire to solve.

- Add support to other desktop manager than xdm: Currently, the only functional DM is xdm. Lightdm is installed by default during Xfce installation, but don't runs. I would like to solve this.

- Add support to change tty after xorg start: Currently, when you starts xorg, you can't to return to tty, which causes many bizzarres situations, as close xorg... From xorg, or stop the DM from the DE terminal emulator (it is so bizarre, and use to cause problems). I will like to solve this also.

- Enable polkit support: when the DE starts, this don't have permissions to shutdown the system from graphical environment. The most standard solution to this is to use polkit to allow actions to users. I found that Hurd has polkit installed, but feels that It isn't used. May be interesting enable it.

Other interesting thing can be recover the hard shutdown (shutdown machine, not only the system), but It feels so difficult.

My knowledge is so limited. I have experience with bash scripting and GNU/Linux administration. I have also knowledge of C++ and basic C. In classroom I learn a bit about POSIX process management, with fork(), execl(), fifos, pipes and message queue. But I never touched the deep of a OS.

Now I'm searching a Pentium 4 computer to try Hurd installation in real machine. Previously I got a successfully installation in a 2000's AMD computer, but this PC is so slow to run the DE correctly.

If you are in Facebook's GNU/Hurd group, you can to read about my experiments with Hurd in Virtualbox and in the real PC. I was talking with Thomas Schwindge in this group.

Now I have to study my exams, but someday I would to contribute to Hurd project

El Jueves 7 de junio de 2018, Samuel Thibault escribiĆ³:
> Joshua Branson, le jeu. 07 juin 2018 09:56:31 -0400, a ecrit:
> > P.S. Samuel feel free to let me know if this email sounded too presumptuous.
> It doesn't sound so to me. Thanks for writing it :)
> (I just doubt that much business can be done with the Hurd, but who
> knows :) )
> Samuel

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