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Re: Advice

From: Jason Dagit
Subject: Re: Advice
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:44:17 -0700 (PDT)

I have some questions similar to K. Bradford's questions.  I, too am new
to hurd.

Currently is there any documentation available specifically for people new
to the hurd?  I feel like I should read some sort of intro to hurd
development.  I have found a little bit of documentation on the subject,
but I would like more.  Perhaps this is something I could contribute back
after learning more about the Hurd.

Also, I've been having trouble getting the latest version from CVS of the
GNU Mach and Hurd to compile.  GNU Mach says OSKit is too old.  I haven't
completely RTFM yet...perhaps my answer is there.

Basically, I'm just looking for recommended resources for learning more
about hurd, and hoping that some exist beyond what can be found at the
sites listed below.


On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, [iso-8859-1] Wolfgang J?hrling wrote:

> K. Bradford <> wrote:
> > I have hesitated to post questions to this list thinking that possibly
> > it should be used only by developers.  But since I see a few questions
> > from new users, I'll take the chance ...
> We also have, which might be more apropriate for
> questions which are not Debian-related.
> > What is the proper way to become involved (in whatever small capacity
> > I am able) in the Hurd development project ?
> The proper way is to do useful work.
> If you don't find this answer helpful, I can only say that you have
> various choices: You can work on the Hurd itself, porting of packages
> for Debian GNU/Hurd, extending some programs to make use of
> Hurd-specific features, write documentation etc.  Find something you are
> interested in, it should not be too hard, as there is enough work to do.
> Also read the web pages carefully, especially <> and
> <>.  You will find a lot of useful
> information there, like how to submit patches, how to port packages and
> so on.
> > Are there coding standards I must adhere to?
> Like all (well, almost all) GNU software, the Hurd follows the GNU
> Coding Standards.  There are no addition written rules for Hurd-related
> code yet, but after reading some a lot of the source code of the Hurd,
> you might notice some typical patterns.
> > Who is the main person I should contact in this regard?
> I don't think there is any single person you need to contact.  Just
> start contributing.
> Cheers,
> GNU/Wolfgang
> --
> Wolfgang J?hrling  <>  \\
> Debian GNU/Hurd user && Debian GNU/Linux user \\
> The Hurd Hacking Guide:
> ["We're way ahead of you here. The Hurd has always been on the    ]
> [ cutting edge of not being good for anything." -- Roland McGrath ]
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