|author||Carl Fredrik Hammar <email@example.com>||2010-03-10 16:19:06 +0100|
|committer||Carl Fredrik Hammar <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2010-03-10 16:19:06 +0100|
Fix typos and spelling on GSoC pages
28 files changed, 61 insertions, 61 deletions
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn
index 96d93869..2046db9e 100644
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ Try to find something to improve in the relevant code, by looking at known
issues in the [Savannah bug tracker](http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=hurd);
by running the code and testing stuff; and by looking through the code. If you
don't find anything, try with some related code -- if you task involves
-translator programming, make some improvement to an existing translor; if it
+translator programming, make some improvement to an existing translator; if it
involves glibc hacking, make an improvement to glibc; if it involves driver
hacking, make an improvement to the driver framework; and so on... Makes sense,
doesn't it? :-)
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/disk_io_performance.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/disk_io_performance.mdwn
index bb047308..b6c857b0 100644
@@ -11,21 +11,21 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="Disk I/O Performance Tuning"]]
The most obvious reason for the Hurd feeling slow compared to mainstream
-systems like GNU/Linux, is very slow harddisk access.
+systems like GNU/Linux, is very slow hard disk access.
The reason for this slowness is lack and/or bad implementation of common
-optimisation techniques, like scheduling reads and writes to minimalize head
+optimization techniques, like scheduling reads and writes to minimize head
movement; effective block caching; effective reads/writes to partial blocks;
reading/writing multiple blocks at once; and read-ahead. The
[[ext2_filesystem_server|hurd/translator/ext2fs]] might also need some
-optimisations at a higher logical level.
+optimizations at a higher logical level.
The goal of this project is to analyze the current situation, and implement/fix
-various optimisations, to achieve significantly better disk performance. It
+various optimizations, to achieve significantly better disk performance. It
requires understanding the data flow through the various layers involved in
-disk acces on the Hurd ([[filesystem|hurd/virtual_file_system]],
+disk access on the Hurd ([[filesystem|hurd/virtual_file_system]],
[[pager|hurd/libpager]], driver), and general experience with
-optimising complex systems. That said, the killing feature we are definitely
+optimizing complex systems. That said, the killing feature we are definitely
missing is the read-ahead, and even a very simple implementation would bring
very big performance speedups.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/download_backends.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/download_backends.mdwn
index 749597a6..f794e814 100644
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ Download protocols like FTP, HTTP, BitTorrent etc. are very good candidates for
this kind of modularization: a program could simply use the download
functionality by accessing FTP, HTTP etc. translators.
-There is already an ftpfs traslator in the Hurd tree, as well as an [httpfs
+There is already an ftpfs translator in the Hurd tree, as well as an [httpfs
translator on hurdextras](http://www.nongnu.org/hurdextras/#httpfs); however,
these are only suitable for very simple use cases: they just provide the actual
file contents downloaded from the URL, but no additional status information
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ The goal of this project is to design a suitable interface, implement it for at
least one download protocol, and adapt apt-get (or some other program) to use
this as a backend.
-This task requires some design skills and some knowlegde of internet protocols,
+This task requires some design skills and some knowledge of internet protocols,
to create a suitable interface. Translator programming knowledge will have to
be obtained while implementing it.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/driver_glue_code.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/driver_glue_code.mdwn
index 4e1dab90..4e1e338c 100644
@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="New Driver Glue Code"]]
-Although a driver framework in userspace would be desirable, presently the Hurd
-uses kernel drivers in the microkernel,
+Although a driver framework in user space would be desirable, presently the Hurd
+uses kernel drivers in the micro kernel,
[[GNU_Mach|microkernel/mach/gnumach]]. (And changing this would be far beyond a
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ this project is to redo the glue code, so we can use drivers from current Linux
versions, or from one of the free BSD variants.
While it would be certainly possible to create custom glue code again, a more
-sustainable and probably also easier approch is to use
+sustainable and probably also easier approach is to use
[[DDE]] instead -- it already
does the hard work of providing an environment where the foreign drivers can
run, and has the additional advantage of being externally maintained.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/dtrace.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/dtrace.mdwn
index 93c2a5f3..25e6db29 100644
@@ -16,9 +16,9 @@ problems, these are mostly just guesses. Better understanding what really
causes bad performance is necessary to improve the situation.
For that, we need tools for performance measurements. While all kinds of more
-or less specific profiling tools could be convieved, the most promising and
+or less specific profiling tools could be conceived, the most promising and
generic approach seems to be a framework for logging certain events in the
-running system (both in the microkernel and in the Hurd servers). This would
+running system (both in the micro kernel and in the Hurd servers). This would
allow checking how much time is spent in certain modules, how often certain
situations occur, how things interact, etc. It could also prove helpful in
debugging some issues that are otherwise hard to find because of complex
@@ -34,7 +34,7 @@ with integrating existing components as well as low-level programming.
Possible mentors: Samuel Thibault (youpi)
-Exercise: In lack of a good exercise directly related to this taks, just pick
+Exercise: In lack of a good exercise directly related to this task, just pick
one of the kernel-related or generally low-level tasks from the bug/task
trackers on savannah, and make a go at it. You might not be able to finish the
task in a limited amount of time, but you should at least be able to make a
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/file_locking.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/file_locking.mdwn
index af010c98..0159b091 100644
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="Fix and Complete File Locking Support"]]
-Over the years, [[UNIX]] has aquired a host of different file locking mechanisms.
+Over the years, [[UNIX]] has acquired a host of different file locking mechanisms.
Some of them work on the Hurd, while others are buggy or only partially
implemented. This breaks many applications.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/gnat.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/gnat.mdwn
index b7f2ea62..97a4a552 100644
@@ -15,9 +15,9 @@ also a number of other Debian packages depending on GNAT, and thus not
buildable on the Hurd.
The goal of this project is getting GNAT fully working in Debian GNU/Hurd. It
-requires implementing some explicitely system-specific stuff in GNAT, and maybe
+requires implementing some explicitly system-specific stuff in GNAT, and maybe
fixing a few other problems. Good knowledge of Ada is a must; some Hurd
-knowledge will have to be aquired while working on the project.
+knowledge will have to be acquired while working on the project.
Possible mentors: Samuel Thibault (youpi)
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/gnumach_cleanup.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/gnumach_cleanup.mdwn
index e75c9d3e..954e1242 100644
@@ -10,8 +10,8 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="GNU Mach Code Cleanup"]]
-Although there are some attempts to move to a more modern microkernel
-alltogether, the current Hurd implementation is based on
+Although there are some attempts to move to a more modern micro kernel
+altogether, the current Hurd implementation is based on
[[GNU_Mach|microkernel/mach/gnumach]], which is only a slightly modified
variant of the original CMU [[microkernel/Mach]].
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ Unfortunately, Mach was created about two decades ago, and is in turn based on
even older BSD code. Parts of the BSD kernel -- file systems, [[UNIX]] [[mechanism]]s
like processes and signals, etc. -- were ripped out (to be implemented in
[[userspace_servers|hurd/translator]] instead); while other mechanisms were
-added to allow implementing stuff in userspace.
+added to allow implementing stuff in user space.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/language_bindings.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/language_bindings.mdwn
index 8b493e19..a27b0d30 100644
@@ -30,10 +30,10 @@ Several approaches are possible when creating such bindings. One way is simply
to provide wrappers to all the available C libraries ([[hurd/libtrivfs]], [[hurd/libnetfs]]
etc.). While this is easy (it requires relatively little consideration), it may
not be the optimal solution. It is preferable to hook in at a lower level, thus
-being able te create interfaces that are specially adapted to make good use of
+being able to create interfaces that are specially adapted to make good use of
the features available in the respective language.
-These more specialised bindings could hook in at some of the lower level
+These more specialized bindings could hook in at some of the lower level
library interfaces ([[hurd/libports]], [[hurd/glibc]], etc.); use the
[[microkernel/mach/MIG]]-provided [[microkernel/mach/RPC]] stubs directly; or
even create native stubs directly from the interface definitions. The
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/lexical_dot-dot.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/lexical_dot-dot.mdwn
index 764cd37f..e0dabc01 100644
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ resolution.
Some application already use lexical resolution internally for that reason. It
is generally agreed that many problems could be avoided if the standard
filesystem lookup calls used lexical resolution as well. The compatibility
-problems probably would be negligable.
+problems probably would be negligible.
The goal of this project is to modify the filename lookup mechanism in the Hurd
to use lexical resolution, and to check that the system is still fully
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libcap.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libcap.mdwn
index 10ca508e..875b462f 100644
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ libcap is a library providing the API to access POSIX capabilities. These allow
giving various kinds of specific privileges to individual users, without giving
them full root permissions.
-Although the Hurd design should faciliate implementing such features in a quite
+Although the Hurd design should facilitate implementing such features in a quite
natural fashion, there is no support for POSIX capabilities yet. As a
consequence, libcap is not available on the Hurd, and thus various packages
using it can not be easily built in Debian GNU/Hurd.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn
index 2a08b387..570a9581 100644
@@ -18,8 +18,8 @@ faulty paths causing these lockups.
The task is systematically checking the [[hurd/libdiskfs]] code for this kind of locking
issues. To achieve this, some kind of test harness has to be implemented: For
-exmple instrumenting the code to check locking correctness constantly at
-runtime. Or implementing a unit testing framework that explicitely checks
+example instrumenting the code to check locking correctness constantly at
+runtime. Or implementing a unit testing framework that explicitly checks
locking in various code paths. (The latter could serve as a template for
implementing unit checks in other parts of the Hurd codebase...)
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libgtop.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libgtop.mdwn
index ef1b2bcb..14304de2 100644
@@ -24,9 +24,9 @@ The goal of this project is a fully functional libgtop in Debian GNU/Hurd. Some
application(s) using it also need to be ported, e.g. gnome-system-monitor.
Some bits of this work are easy, others need some digging into Hurd internals.
-This task doesn't require any specific previous knowlegde (besides of general
+This task doesn't require any specific previous knowledge (besides of general
C/UNIX programming skills of course); but during the course of the project,
-some knowlegde about Hurd internals will have to be obtained, along with a bit
+some knowledge about Hurd internals will have to be obtained, along with a bit
of Debian stuff.
Possible mentors: Samuel Thibault (youpi)
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/mtab.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/mtab.mdwn
index 60dde525..a60a8038 100644
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ is no central place keeping track of mounts.
As a consequence, there is currently no easy way to obtain a listing of all
mounted file systems. This also means that commands like `df` can only work on
-explicitely specified mountpoints, instead of displaying the usual listing.
+explicitly specified mountpoints, instead of displaying the usual listing.
One possible solution to this would be for the translator startup mechanism to
update the `mtab` on any `mount`/`unmount`, like in traditional systems.
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ with passive translators, i.e., translators that are not presently running, but
set up to be started automatically whenever the node is accessed? Probably
these should be counted among the mounted filesystems; but how to handle the
`mtab` updates for a translator that is not started yet? Generally, being
-centralized and event-based, this is a pretty unelegant, non-hurdish solution.
+centralized and event-based, this is a pretty inelegant, non-hurdish solution.
A more promising approach is to have `mtab` exported by a special translator,
which gathers the necessary information on demand. This could work by
@@ -64,7 +64,7 @@ other filtering rules might be desirable.
After taking decisions on the outstanding design questions, the student will
implement both the actual [[mtab_translator|hurd/translator/mtabfs]], and the
-necessery interface(s) for gathering the data. It requires getting a good
+necessary interface(s) for gathering the data. It requires getting a good
understanding of the translator mechanism and Hurd interfaces in general.
Possible mentors: Olaf Buddenhagen (antrik), Carl Fredrik Hammar (cfhammar)
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/namespace-based_translator_selection.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/namespace-based_translator_selection.mdwn
index d40d73ac..67e3fc28 100644
@@ -8,7 +8,7 @@ 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]]."]]"""]]
-[[!meta title="Namspace-based Translator Selection"]]
+[[!meta title="Namespace-based Translator Selection"]]
The main idea behind the Hurd is to make (almost) all system functionality
user-modifiable ([[extensible_system|extensibility]]). This includes a
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ file, and presents a virtual file with the uncompressed contents. Or the other
way around. Or a translator that presents an
[[XML_file_as_a_directory_tree|hurd/translator/xmlfs]]. Or an mbox as a set of
individual files for each mail ([[hurd/translator/mboxfs]]); or ever further
-breaking it down into headers, body, attachements...
+breaking it down into headers, body, attachments...
This gets even more powerful when translators are used as building blocks for
larger applications: A mail reader for example doesn't need backends for
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ There are a few problems with the way translators are set, though. For one,
once a translator is set on a node, you always see the translated content. If
you need the untranslated contents again, to do a backup for example, you first
need to remove the translator again. Also, having to set a translator
-explicitely before accessing the contents is pretty cumbersome, making this
+explicitly before accessing the contents is pretty cumbersome, making this
feature almost useless.
A possible solution is implementing a mechanism for selecting translators
@@ -61,7 +61,7 @@ place of the original ones.
In the long run it's probably desirable to have the mechanism implemented in
the standard name lookup mechanism, so it will be available globally, and avoid
-the overhead of a proxy; but for the beginnig the proxy solution is much more
+the overhead of a proxy; but for the beginning the proxy solution is much more
The goal of this project is implementing a prototype proxy; perhaps also a
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/nfs.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/nfs.mdwn
index 683287f7..e7c18324 100644
@@ -11,12 +11,12 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="Improved NFS Implementation"]]
The Hurd has both NFS server and client implementations, which work, but not
-very well: File locking doesn't work properly (at least in conjuction with a
+very well: File locking doesn't work properly (at least in conjunction with a
GNU/Linux server), and performance is extremely poor. Part of the problems
could be owed to the fact that only NFSv2 is supported so far.
(Note though that locking on the Hurd is problematic in general, not only in
-conjuction with NFS -- see the [[file_locking]] task.)
+conjunction with NFS -- see the [[file_locking]] task.)
This project encompasses implementing NFSv3 support, fixing bugs and
performance problems -- the goal is to have good NFS support. The work done in
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/package_manager.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/package_manager.mdwn
index 43e53f7c..23304f6b 100644
@@ -37,7 +37,7 @@ came about. There are no global databases of any kind. (Some things might
require caching for better performance, but this must happen transparently.)
The core of this approach is formed by [[hurd/translator/stowfs]], which
-creates a traditional unix directory structure from all the files in the
+creates a traditional Unix directory structure from all the files in the
individual package directories. But this only handles the lowest level of
package management. Additional mechanisms are necessary to handle stuff like
dependencies on other packages.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/procfs.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/procfs.mdwn
index 85eec43c..d4760aae 100644
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ interfaces.)
This project requires learning [[hurd/translator]] programming, and
understanding some of the internals of process management in the Hurd. It
should not be too hard coding-wise; and the task is very nicely defined by the
-exising Linux `/proc` interface -- no design considerations necessary.
+existing Linux `/proc` interface -- no design considerations necessary.
**Note**: We already have several applications for this task.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/secure_chroot.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/secure_chroot.mdwn
index 0a08bbf5..feb30a7c 100644
@@ -16,10 +16,10 @@ good, as it allows easily escaping the `chroot`, for example by use of
Many solutions have been suggested for this problem -- ranging from simple
-workaround changing the behaviour of passive translators in a `chroot`;
-changing the context in which passive translators are exectuted; changing the
+workaround changing the behavior of passive translators in a `chroot`;
+changing the context in which passive translators are executed; changing the
interpretation of filenames in a chroot; to reworking the whole passive
-translator mechanism. Some involving a completely different approch to
+translator mechanism. Some involving a completely different approach to
`chroot` implementation, using a proxy instead of a special system call in the
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/server_overriding.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/server_overriding.mdwn
index 80beab4c..c35d88de 100644
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ The main idea of the Hurd is that every user can influence almost all system
functionality ([[extensible_system|extensibility]]), by running private Hurd
servers that replace or proxy the global default implementations.
-However, running such a cumstomized subenvironment presently is not easy,
+However, running such a customized subenvironment presently is not easy,
because there is no standard mechanism to easily replace an individual standard
server, keeping everything else. (Presently there is only the [[hurd/subhurd]]
method, which creates a completely new system instance with a completely
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@ mechanism would have to check an override table on each lookup, and apply the
desired replacement whenever a match is found.
Another approach would be server-side overrides. Again there are various
-variants. The actual servers themself could provide a mechanism to redirect to
+variants. The actual servers themselves could provide a mechanism to redirect to
other servers on request. (3) Or we could use some more generic server-side
namespace overrides: Either all filesystem servers could provide a mechanism to
modify the namespace they export to certain clients (4), or proxies could be
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/sound.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/sound.mdwn
index b92f76da..8411831b 100644
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ Possible mentors: Samuel Thibault (youpi)
Exercise: This project requires kernel (driver framework) hacking as well as
some Hurd server hacking; so the exercise should involve either of these, or
even both. You could for example port some newer driver to run in the existing
-framework (see the [[device_driver|driver_glue_code]] project descrption), or
+framework (see the [[device_driver|driver_glue_code]] project description), or
try to make some fix(es) to the [unfinished random device
implementation](http://savannah.gnu.org/patch/?6088) created by Michael
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/tcp_ip_stack.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/tcp_ip_stack.mdwn
index b56bff51..735c8bbb 100644
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ more flexibly. Rather than just having the standard socket interface, plus some
lower-level hooks for special needs, there are explicit (perhaps
filesystem-based) interfaces at all the individual levels; special application
can just directly access the desired layer. All kinds of packet filtering,
-routing, tunneling etc. can be easily achieved by stacking compononts in the
+routing, tunneling etc. can be easily achieved by stacking components in the
Implementing a complete modular network stack is not feasible as a GSoC
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/tmpfs.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/tmpfs.mdwn
index 93215d07..63b4effe 100644
@@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ actual disk storage, but only by anonymous memory, i.e. lives in the RAM (and
possibly swap space).
A simplistic way to implement such a memory filesystem is literally creating a
-ramdisk, i.e. simply allocating a big chunck of RAM (called a memory store in
+ramdisk, i.e. simply allocating a big chunk of RAM (called a memory store in
Hurd terminology), and create a normal filesystem like ext2 on that. However,
this is not very efficient, and not very convenient either (the filesystem
needs to be recreated each time the ramdisk is invoked). A nicer solution is
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/unionfs_boot.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/unionfs_boot.mdwn
index 6c83092b..d9f1a9e1 100644
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ is included in the section entitled
[[!meta title="Allow Using unionfs Early at Boot"]]
In [[UNIX]] systems, traditionally most software is installed in a common directory
-hierachy, where files from various packages live beside each other, grouped by
+hierarchy, where files from various packages live beside each other, grouped by
function: user-invokable executables in `/bin`, system-wide configuration files
in `/etc`, architecture specific static files in `/lib`, variable data in
`/var`, and so on. To allow clean installation, deinstallation, and upgrade of
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/virtualization.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/virtualization.mdwn
index 3a677306..822b8d99 100644
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ desired constellations.
The goal is to create a set of powerful tools for managing at least one
desirable virtualization scenario. One possible starting point could be the
[[hurd/subhurd]]/[[hurd/neighborhurd]] mechanism, which allows a second almost totally
-independant instance of the Hurd in parallel to the main one.
+independent instance of the Hurd in parallel to the main one.
While subhurd allow creating a complete second system instance, with an own set
of Hurd servers and [[UNIX]] daemons and all, there are also situations where it is
@@ -35,8 +35,8 @@ to create such a subenvironment with a single command would be very helpful.
It might be possible to implement (perhaps as a prototype) a wrapper using
existing tools (chroot and [[hurd/translator/unionfs]]); or it might require more specific tools,
-like some kind of unionfs-like filesytem proxy that mirrors other parts of the
-filesystem, but allows overriding individual locations, in conjuction with
+like some kind of unionfs-like filesystem proxy that mirrors other parts of the
+filesystem, but allows overriding individual locations, in conjunction with
either chroot or some similar mechanism to create a subenvironment with a
different root filesystem.
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/vm_tuning.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/vm_tuning.mdwn
index 9e802188..ecc5f9f4 100644
@@ -14,7 +14,7 @@ Hurd/[[microkernel/Mach]] presently make very bad use of the available physical
system. Some of the problems are inherent to the system design (the kernel
can't distinguish between important application data and discardable disk
buffers for example), and can't be fixed without fundamental changes. Other
-problems however are an ordinary lack of optimisation, like extremely crude
+problems however are an ordinary lack of optimization, like extremely crude
heuristics when to start paging. (See <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2007-08/msg00034.html> for example.)
Many parameters are based on assumptions from
a time when typical machines had like 16 MiB of RAM, or simply have been set to
@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ arbitrary values and never tuned for actual use.
The goal of this project is to bring the virtual memory management in Hurd/Mach
closer to that of modern mainstream kernels (Linux, FreeBSD), by comparing the
implementation to other systems, implementing any worthwhile improvements, and
-general optimisation/tuning. It requires very good understanding of the Mach
+general optimization/tuning. It requires very good understanding of the Mach
VM, and virtual memory in general.
This project is related to [[!GNU_Savannah_task 5489]].
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/xattr.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/xattr.mdwn
index 55961547..7178d826 100644
@@ -21,7 +21,7 @@ fields in the inode to store Hurd-specific metadata: most notable passive
translator settings. As these fields are Hurd-specific, they can't be accessed
by the standard methods from Linux for example, so it's not possible to fully
work with a Hurd filesystem on GNU/Linux (copy, backup etc.); and also, even
-when on Hurd, only tools that explicitely support the Hurd-specific information
+when on Hurd, only tools that explicitly support the Hurd-specific information
can handle them.
Using extended attributes instead of custom fields for the Hurd-specific
diff --git a/community/gsoc/student_application_form.mdwn b/community/gsoc/student_application_form.mdwn
index dcf9909c..ba339dc9 100644
@@ -37,14 +37,14 @@ be patient and hang on, or try again later.)
Contacting us as soon as possible is crucial, as regular communication is the
single most important factor for a successful GSoC project. We need to see that
-you are able and willing to talk to us regularily. Also, we get to
+you are able and willing to talk to us regularly. Also, we get to
know you much better this way than what the application form alone would allow us to.
You shouldn't be at a loss for reasons to contact us. You ought to discuss your
-project and application with us for exmple -- you will gain a much better idea
+project and application with us for example -- you will gain a much better idea
about the project, our expectations etc. In short, you will be able to
-submit a better application right from the beginnig, saving both yourself and
-us some tedious roundtrips :-)
+submit a better application right from the beginning, saving both yourself and
+us some tedious round trips :-)
Also, if you really want to get involved with the Hurd project, there are
surely many things you will want to know -- after all, it's a fascinating
@@ -174,12 +174,12 @@ the application process.
* Do you have a permanent internet connection, especially during the time of
the summer session? Are you able and willing to hang out on the Hurd IRC
-channel regularily? (As in: Running the IRC client more or less permanently and
+channel regularly? (As in: Running the IRC client more or less permanently and
checking for activity now and then.) If it turns out that your mentor lives in
a different time zone, could you shift your day/night rhythm to better match
that of your mentor and other Hurd developers?
-Hint: Hanging out on the channel regularily during the application process
+Hint: Hanging out on the channel regularly during the application process
would be a good start :-)
* When does your university term end, when are your exams, and when does the