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authorThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2012-03-18 11:08:21 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2012-03-18 11:08:21 +0100
commit4cd1d75e21651b04ee8becd5fbff1f4193ed1841 (patch)
tree0c0f269138f32170239bf632a803cd5e7e651b79
parent68d26d9434e36f048df97ff3c4fcb65265ef3798 (diff)
contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next: Work on text.
-rw-r--r--community.mdwn14
-rw-r--r--contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next.mdwn132
2 files changed, 108 insertions, 38 deletions
diff --git a/community.mdwn b/community.mdwn
index be1edb8..25f6624 100644
--- a/community.mdwn
+++ b/community.mdwn
@@ -1,16 +1,16 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free
-Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
+Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license
-is included in the section entitled
-[[GNU Free Documentation License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
+is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
+License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
-There is an expanding community of people developing and running test Debian
-GNU/Hurd machines.
+There is an expanding community of people developing and running GNU/Hurd
+systems.
[[Communication]] -- How communication and coordination works within the group.
@@ -38,6 +38,8 @@ Further ways of getting in contact or getting information:
[Advogato.org -- Hurd Project page](http://advogato.org/proj/HURD/)
+[Google+](https://plus.google.com/114942488385711891227)
+
[[Media_Appearances]]
---
diff --git a/contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next.mdwn b/contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next.mdwn
index 6537d87..1d9ca9c 100644
--- a/contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next.mdwn
+++ b/contributing/web_pages/news/moth_next.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2011, 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
@@ -13,9 +13,7 @@ Will be set by tschwinge when publishing.
[[!meta date="YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM UTC"]]
-->
-<!-- This is just a skeleton. Use it to create a new MotH. -->
-
-A quarter of the Hurd: *Nix-based builds*, *slab allocator*, and *life filesystem debugging*.
+A quarter of the Hurd: *Nix-based builds*, and *bounty: slab allocator merged*.
[[!if test="included()" then="""[[!toggle id=full_news
text="Details."]][[!toggleable id=full_news text="[[!paste id=full_news]]"]]"""
else="
@@ -23,22 +21,32 @@ else="
[[!cut id="full_news" text="""
-This quarter Ludovic Courtès added a [Continuously-built Nix-based QEMU image](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00047.html), raising the count of Hurd distributions to 3: Debian, Arch and now Nix. His build is still pretty basic, but continuous integration is a great feature for testing images.
-
-Also he added a [modern Autoconf initialization](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00068.html), [allowed /hurd/init to be a symlink](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00032.html) and made the Hurd [build with Savannah’s libc (2.14+)](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00025.html), getting the Nix distribution even more towards the cutting edge.
+This quarter, Ludovic Courtès contributed a [continuously-built Nix-based QEMU
+image](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00042.html),
+raising the count of GNU/Hurd distributions to three: [[Debian
+GNU/Hurd|hurd/running/debian]], [[hurd/running/Arch_Hurd]], and now
+[[hurd/running/NixOS]]. His build is still pretty basic, but a step into the
+right direction: [[!wikipedia "continuous integration"]] is a great feature for
+automated testing.
-Samuel Thibault followed up with a [new debian disk set](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00095.html) as christmas gift, turned /dev/urandom into a [native translator](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00092.html) and [identified](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00095.html) three easy porting cases with solutions:
+Samuel Thibault followed suit with a [new Debian GNU/Hurd disk
+set](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00095.html) as a christmas
+gift, and
+[identified](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00095.html) three
+easy porting cases with solutions:
-- undefined reference to dl_foo: add -ldl for building
-- undefined reference to `main': missing gnu* case in the linking part of configure.ac or .in (pd-* packages are already being handled by their maintainer)
-- undefined reference to clock_gettime or crypt: add -lrt or -lcrypt
+ * undefined reference to `dl_*`: add `-ldl` for building
+ * undefined reference to `main`: missing `gnu*` case in the linking part of
+ `configure.ac` or `.in`
+ * undefined reference to `clock_gettime` or `crypt`: add `-lrt` or `-lcrypt`
-These should help all those who want to help [[porting_packages|hurd/porting/]].
+These should help all those who want to help [[porting_packages|hurd/porting]].
-Maksym Planeta and Richard Braun committed [the last patches](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-12/msg00046.html) for integration of the slab allocator, making the memory allocator of GNU Mach SMP ready again. From IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2011-11-14:
+Maksym Planeta and Richard Braun [finished
+integration](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-12/msg00046.html)
+of the slab allocator. From [[IRC]], freenode, #hurd, 2011-11-14:
- <braunr> there shouldn't be any noticeable difference with the
- master branch
+ <braunr> there shouldn't be any noticeable difference [...]
<braunr> a bit less fragmentation
<braunr> more memory can be reclaimed by the VM system
<braunr> there are debugging features
@@ -48,19 +56,76 @@ Maksym Planeta and Richard Braun committed [the last patches](http://lists.gnu.o
what's performed to reduce fragmentation)
<braunr> but even "slower" here is completely negligible
-Also Richard Braun added Exodar (exodar.debian.net), a new porter box. It is faster and more reliable, which facilitates testing and bug hunting.
-
-Additionally [[documentation_of_the_I/O_Path|hurd/io_path/]] was improved and Sergio Lopez documented his work on [[Better_Memory_Management_and_memfs|user/Sergio_Lopez/]] to make it easier for other hackers to work on the Hurd.
-
-Our hackers also used the quarter for porting a good number of packages. Sergio Lopez took care of [webkitgtk+](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00025.html), while Svante Signell from [Arch Hurd](http://archhurd.org) went on a porting rampage with [pax](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00105.html), [abiword](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00035.html), [syslog-ng](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00060.html), [ecl](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00058.html), [fakeroot](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00022.html), [daemon](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00025.html) and [procps](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00046.html) and Samuel Thibault from [Debian GNU/Hurd](http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/) added [packagekit](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00071.html), [evolution](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00070.html), [emacs23 ](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00018.html), [gcc-4.7](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00065.html) and [iceweasel (firefox)](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00080.html). Also Bouju Alain [submitted](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00079.html) [patches](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00084.html) to support cpuinfo in the /proc interface.
-
-Additionally many bugs were found and squashed, by Pino Toscano ([recvfrom() with null](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00161.html)), Maksym Planeta ([tmpfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00118.html)), Samuel Thibault ([libtool](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00073.html), [mknod](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00070.html), [Fix POSIX 2008 visibility](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-12/msg00004.html), [sudo setresuid](http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=645285)), Jim Meyering ([gnu tools with user id 4294967295](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00094.html)), Paul Eggert ([Add error-checking on GNU](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00130.html)), Pino Toscano and Thomas Schwinge ([improved pthread](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00013.html)) and Svante Signell ([e2fsprogs quota](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00015.html)) to list only the ones who posted their fixes on the mailing list.
-
-Also Guillem Jover [fixed Mach's int vs long discrepancy](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00053.html), which takes us the first step towards porting the Hurd to x64.
-
-And there are now social network sites for GNU Hurd on [Google+](https://plus.google.com/114942488385711891227#114942488385711891227/posts) and the AGPL licensed [identi.ca](http://identi.ca/group/hurd), to make it easier to stay in touch.
-
-As a final note, we want to share a story about real-life debugging with the Hurd:
+This also
+[concludes](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00140.html)
+our first [[FOSS Factory|donate#FOSS_Factory]] project -- one [[tag/bounty]]
+has been redeemed, more are waiting.
+
+Sergio Lopez documented his work on
+[[better_memory_management_and_memfs|Sergio_Lopez]], making it easier for other
+hackers to join in working on that topic.
+
+Our hackers also used the quarter for porting a good number of packages and
+fixing bugs. After fixing quirks in the Hurd's memory management system,
+Sergio Lopez [reported success building
+webkitgtk+](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00025.html), whose
+build stresses the available memory resources on a 32-bit architecture to a
+large extend. Svante Signell was busy, too:
+[pax](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00105.html),
+[abiword](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00035.html),
+[syslog-ng](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00060.html),
+[ecl](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00058.html),
+[fakeroot](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00022.html),
+[daemon](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00025.html), and
+[procps](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00046.html),
+[e2fsprogs' quota](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00015.html).
+Samuel Thibault handled
+[packagekit](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00071.html),
+[evolution](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00070.html),
+[emacs23](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00018.html),
+[gcc-4.7](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00065.html), and
+[iceweasel
+(firefox)](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/12/msg00080.html). Bouju
+Alain [submitted a
+patch](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00079.html) to
+support `/proc/cpuinfo`. Ludovic Courtès contributed a patch to [allow for
+`/hurd/init` being
+symlink](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00032.html),
+made the Hurd [build with glibc
+2.14+](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00025.html), and
+[worked with the GNU coreutils
+team](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00067.html) on a
+few issues. Pino Toscano improved [`recvfrom` with `NULL` address
+ports](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00161.html).
+Maksym Planeta continued working on
+[tmpfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00118.html).
+Samuel Thibault turned `/dev/random` and `/dev/urandom` into [native
+translators](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/11/msg00092.html),
+modernized [libtool's
+configuration](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00073.html),
+[mknod's cleanup in error
+cases](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00070.html),
+[fixed POSIX 2008
+visibility](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-12/msg00004.html),
+and fixed an [[!debbug 645285 desc="issue in `setresuid` that broke `sudo`"]].
+[Pino
+Toscano](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00013.html) and
+[Thomas
+Schwinge](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2011-11/msg00020.html)
+improved key handling in libpthread. Guillem Jover [fixed Mach's `int`
+vs. `long`
+discrepancy](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2011/10/msg00053.html), which
+takes us the first step towards [[porting the system to
+x86_64|open_issues/64-bit_port]].
+
+There is now a social network site for GNU Hurd on
+[Google+](https://plus.google.com/114942488385711891227), to provide an
+additional contact point and a forum for discussion and staying in touch.
+
+<!--
+
+As a final note, we want to share a story about real-life debugging with the
+Hurd; IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2012-03-02:
<youpi> yay GNU/Hurd
<youpi> I have added i_translator check in e2fsck, it was missing
@@ -69,10 +134,15 @@ As a final note, we want to share a story about real-life debugging with the Hur
<youpi> could easily work out it was i_translator, then add a
check to e2fsck, run it, which indeed fixed, them, and voilà,
ext2fs was working again
- <youpi> all that on the same machine with *no* system reboot
+ <youpi> all that on the same machine with *no* system reboot
<youpi> just ext2fs restart :)
-So if you want to join us in our journey to realize more of the promises of the architecture of the Hurd, please [[get_in_contact|contact_us]] -- and maybe already grab the [[source_code|source_repositories]] and have fun hacking on free software!
+-->
+
+If you want to join us in our journey to realize more of the promises of the
+architecture of the Hurd, please [[get in contact|contact_us]] -- and maybe
+already grab the [[source code|source_repositories]] and have fun hacking on
+Free Software!
---
@@ -88,6 +158,4 @@ define interfaces for implementing in a distributed multi-server fashion the
services a traditional operating system kernel provides. [[More
detailed|microkernel/mach/gnumach]].
-<!--see [[contributing/web_pages/news/writing_the_moth]] for additional information on writing the MotH.-->
-
"""]]