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Re: Writing a little Mach IPC guide

From: James Morrison
Subject: Re: Writing a little Mach IPC guide
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 17:28:17 -0700 (PDT)

 Of course you didn't say where on the web you have placed this guide.

--- Manu Valderrama <> wrote:
> Hello ! I have started a little guide about Mach ipc. In principle my 
> intention
> was to document everything I learned about the Hurd and GNU Mach to fix
> ideas, but I think that some people could take advantage of the things I 
> have
> already learned. I'm almost sure that it must contain some errors, since my
> knowledge about Mach is small, and this is another reason I found to 
> tell some
> people what I'm doing.
> The intention is to write a guide covering the following topics :
>     (1) IPC in general ( theory )
>     (2) IPC in Mach ( theory )
>     (3) Basic IPC programming in Mach
>     (4) Some C Thread programming
>     (5) A Bit more IPC programming in Mach
>     (6) Use of MIG to built complex interfaces
> (1) and (2) are not very important since they are well covered in OS general
> Books (1), and the OSF documents (2), so actually are not a priority.
> (3) Is more or less written, and half of (4) is written too; (5) needs 
> to be thought.
> (6) is still awaiting I get some working MIG-generated interfaces working.
> The guide is wrote in html, since I believed, erroneously, that texinfo
> could not handle inserting images ( @image !!! ); maybe it would be
> a good idea to rewrite it in texinfo to make it more portable.
> I have not send any attachment, since, actually, with 3 png's, the
> compresses archived guide is 60k, maybe two much for an attachment
> to a mail list.... so I don't know what to do for making it public.
> I have no ftp server in which to upload it, and putting it in my home
> machine via a dyn dns service maybe is not a good idea since it is
> only up in some hours of the day. Maybe I could put off the pngs and,
> the entrys that does not contains nothing and send it as an attachment.
> The guide is of course under GFDL; modulo the problem of sending
> you the guide ( a big one ), I'll hope that you approve it.
> Thanks in advance !
> Manuel.
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James Morrison
   University of Waterloo
   Computer Science - Digital Hardware
   2A co-op

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