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Re: Adding the hurd-cross package to "The Hurd group"?

From: Flávio Cruz
Subject: Re: Adding the hurd-cross package to "The Hurd group"?
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:12:44 -0800

On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 2:45 AM Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Flavio,

I did try to email you 25 September 2019 to your google email address but did
not get any reply. The current project hurd-cross is a major rewrite of your
cross-hurd at github. 

I did keep your README.md and updated the build procedure in README.commands.
The name change from cross-hurd to hurd-cross was made to avoid naming conflicts
with the Debian package crosshurd, which is an installer for the Debian system.

Your work was a good starting point for me, that is very appreciated, thank you.
I linked to your github account in files/README.files and mention ../README.md
there too. I can of course add a link to your work in README.commands as well as
add that link to README.md too.

 Having a reference in README.me to the original repo is fine with me. I'm happy that you found the original code useful. I will be happy to use your project whenever I decide to try the Hurd again.

Alternately, do you want me to add your name to the files having an origin of
your work, like:
Copyright (C) 2016 Flavio Cruz, 2019, 2020 Svante Signell

Written by Flavio Cruz <flaviocruz@gmail.com> and Svante Signell <

However, doing a recursive diff of the directories there is not much in common
any longer, except in the files/ directory.

As you might find out executing the scripts to build and run the hurd-cross
image there are still some FIXMEs to solve. (But it boots and runs, tested with
qemu). There is also a need to extend the cross-builds to enable networking on
the built image, as well as doing further extensions, see the TODO file. Any
help with these things is happily received.

Looking at your github account you mention a rewrite of mig. Is that project
also stalled, no updates since 2016? A rewrite of mig would be a major
contribution to the GNU/Hurd OS.

I don't have much time nowadays, but I think the rewrite does what I intended it to do, meaning you can include C header files and use the C types when defining new routines.

Thank you for inspiring me,
Svante Signell

On Fri, 2020-02-14 at 00:40 -0800, Flávio Cruz wrote:
> Hi Svante
> Your hurd-cross project seems to be based on something I did a few years back
> (https://github.com/flavioc/cross-hurd). I'm glad you want to continue to
> improve it but please reference the original author.
> Thanks
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 8:36 AM Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@gnu.org>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Svante Signell, le jeu. 13 févr. 2020 17:10:30 +0100, a ecrit:
> > > I've created the hurd-cross (hurdX) package and submitted it as task
> > #15548, see
> > > https://savannah.nongnu.org/task/?15548. I was asked by ineiev@gnu.org if
> > I
> > > could join "The Hurd group" with it. The project is described in the task,
> > and I
> > > also have uploaded a tarball. The tarball is created by git archive. If
> > admitted
> > > to join the group with that package
> >
> > Sure, you're welcome!
> >
> > > I would like to create a git repository at
> > > http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/ or elsewhere. What is the
> > > procedure to create an upstream git repo?
> >
> > I don't know, Thomas, do you know?
> >
> > Samuel
> >

Flávio Cruz / flaviocruz@gmail.com

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