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authorThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2011-02-05 12:44:15 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2011-02-05 12:44:15 +0100
commit79857b28c744ad8570c53b0e2014b5af45971b4e (patch)
tree888f4acfaa4693fc8b556a4d3355d828c506e142
parent27b2c367813fa8340b0a8df06e4ef7c6102d0022 (diff)
news/2010: Markdown-ify. Publish.
Ideally, we would have used the original texinfo code, and filtered it through [[!format text """[...]"""]], but that doesn't work, as there apparently is some interference between pre-processing hooks of different plugins, and thus the result doesn't look like it should.
-rw-r--r--contributing.mdwn4
-rw-r--r--gnu.mdwn21
-rw-r--r--media_appearances.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--news.mdwn8
-rw-r--r--news/2010.mdwn (renamed from news/2010.texi)80
-rw-r--r--public_hurd_boxen.mdwn4
6 files changed, 88 insertions, 35 deletions
diff --git a/contributing.mdwn b/contributing.mdwn
index 4dc8569..223963c 100644
--- a/contributing.mdwn
+++ b/contributing.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software
Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
@@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ 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]]."]]"""]]
+[[!tag stable_URL]]
+
So, you are interested in contributing to the GNU Hurd project? Welcome!
Every single contribution is very much encouraged.
diff --git a/gnu.mdwn b/gnu.mdwn
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..4efc0ba
--- /dev/null
+++ b/gnu.mdwn
@@ -0,0 +1,21 @@
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2011 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]]."]]"""]]
+
+{{$gnustatus-2011-01}}
+
+
+[[!ymlfront data="""
+
+gnustatus-2011-01:
+
+ "[GNU Status Reports: January
+ 2011](http://www.gnu.org/bulletins/gnustatus-2011-01.html)"
+
+"""]]
diff --git a/media_appearances.mdwn b/media_appearances.mdwn
index d15a0c8..61e7484 100644
--- a/media_appearances.mdwn
+++ b/media_appearances.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2010, 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
@@ -12,6 +12,10 @@ This is a collection of some Hurd-related media appearances.
A lot of stuff is missing here.
+# 2011
+
+ * {{$gnu#gnustatus-2011-01}}
+
# 2010
## August
diff --git a/news.mdwn b/news.mdwn
index 4511047..1efcfb9 100644
--- a/news.mdwn
+++ b/news.mdwn
@@ -1,12 +1,14 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2008, 2011 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]]."]]"""]]
+
+[[!tag stable_URL]]
[[!inline
pages="news/* and !*/discussion"
diff --git a/news/2010.texi b/news/2010.mdwn
index ca8a11b..f6a8605 100644
--- a/news/2010.texi
+++ b/news/2010.mdwn
@@ -1,31 +1,52 @@
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2011 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]]."]]"""]]
+
+[[!meta date="2011-02-05 12:00 UTC"]]
+
+A year of the Hurd: *2010*.
+[[!if test="included()" then="""[[!toggle id=full_news
+text="Details."]][[!toggleable id=full_news text="[[!paste id=full_news]]"]]"""
+else="
+[[!paste id=full_news]]"]]
+
+[[!cut id="full_news" text="""
+
+Originally published in {{$gnu#gnustatus-2011-01}}.
+
From Olaf Buddenhagen, Arne Babenhauserheide, Thomas Schwinge: Yeah,
-that's quite right: this project is still alive!
+that's quite right: the GNU Hurd project is still alive!
-According to our mission statement, the goal is creating @emph{a
+According to our mission statement, the goal is creating *a
general-purpose kernel suitable for the GNU operating system, which is
viable for everyday use, and gives users and programs as much control
-over their computing environment as possible}. It has a unique
+over their computing environment as possible*. It has a unique
multi-server microkernel-based architecture---bringing advanced
operating system research to the mainstream. More concretely, it's a
collection of user-space server processes that run on the GNU Mach
microkernel.
-The Hurd doesn't fully deliver on the @emph{everyday usability} goal
+The Hurd doesn't fully deliver on the *everyday usability* goal
yet, but it is seeing continuous improvement---and 2010 has been no
exception. Let's take a look at the progress throughout the year.
-@itemize @bullet
-@item
+ *
Apart from having done a lot of other work, Samuel Thibault, our Jack
of all trades, merged his development branch that added Xen domU
support to GNU Mach, which makes it possible to run a GNU/Hurd system
as a Xen guest. Development of this started in 2007, and since then
it has been heavily tested by using it for the Debian GNU/Hurd build
servers, most of our public GNU/Hurd systems,
-@url{http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/public_hurd_boxen.html}, and the
+<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/public_hurd_boxen.html>, and the
Hurd project's wiki web server.
-@item
+ *
We had Zheng Da work on a new hardware device driver framework, which
is based on the Dresden L4 (Fiasco) group's DDE project, and allows
running modern Linux kernel drivers as user-space server processes.
@@ -34,46 +55,46 @@ Many network cards already work perfectly with this new framework.
it needs to be compiled and set up by hand.) Other driver classes,
such as hard disk controllers, will require further work.
-@item
+ *
As in the previous years, we again participated in the Google Summer
of Code 2010. Olaf Buddenhagen is our main guy for organizing this.
-J@'er@'emie Koenig ported the modern Debian Installer to Debian
+ Jérémie Koenig ported the modern Debian Installer to Debian
GNU/Hurd. Installation images using the new installer are replacing
the previous CD images, which were using an installer based on the old
Debian boot floppies (and running under the Linux kernel)---Philip
Charles has been maintaining these single-handedly for almost ten
years! The new installer images are available from
-@url{http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/installer/cdimage/}.
+<http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/installer/cdimage/>.
-Emilio Pozuelo Monfort was investigating specific compatibility
+ Emilio Pozuelo Monfort was investigating specific compatibility
problems exposed by the extensive test suites coming with some
software packages. Emilio's analysis uncovered a number of
programming errors in the Hurd code, and he fixed several of them. As
these typically affected other programs too, this improved stability
and compatibility in general.
-@item
-J@'er@'emie Koenig created a new implementation of a @command{procfs}
+ *
+Jérémie Koenig created a new implementation of a `procfs`
translator, which is considerably more robust and efficient than the
-previous one. Tools such as @command{top} can now be used without
+previous one. Tools such as `top` can now be used without
problems.
-Some other translators (@command{gopherfs}, @command{netio},
-@command{tarfs}) which have been created by external contributors in
+ Some other translators (`gopherfs`, `netio`,
+`tarfs`) which have been created by external contributors in
the past have been fixed up by Manuel Menal, and packaged in Debian.
Thus, some of the results of Hurd's extensible architecture are now
easier to access, and these updated translators can serve as examples
for other developers to implement their own ideas.
-@item
+ *
In addition to various general stability, compatibility, and
portability fixes, several people (Samuel Thibault, Pino Toscano,
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort, and others) have been working on fixing issues
with specific Debian packages. So far, about 68% of all Debian
packages are also available for Debian GNU/Hurd.
-@item
+ *
Michael Walker started the Arch Hurd distribution, and together with
other enthusiastic Arch developers (Allan McRae, Matthias Lanzinger,
Alexander Preisinger, Stephen Gilles, Diego Nieto Cid) they got it
@@ -83,21 +104,22 @@ well-featured distributions for the Hurd. These new people of course
also help forwarding Hurd development in general---Diego in particular
contributed various patches to the Hurd console and other components.
-@item
-Carl Fredrik Hammar finished and presented his thesis, ``Generalizing
-mobility for the Hurd'',
-@url{http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2010-01/msg00078.html},
+ *
+Carl Fredrik Hammar finished and presented his thesis, *Generalizing
+mobility for the Hurd*,
+<http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2010-01/msg00078.html>,
and passed with distinction.
-@end itemize
This is a very short digest of what happened in the last year. You
-can read our regular ``Month of the Hurd'' at
-@url{http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/news.html}, or by subscribing to
-our RSS feed at @url{http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/index.rss}.
+can read our regular *Month of the Hurd* at
+<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/news.html>, or by subscribing to
+our RSS feed at <http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/index.rss>.
If you are interested, for example, in doing a university project on a
multi-server microkernel-based operating system, or if you are
interested in contributing to Hurd development in general, please see
-@url{http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing.html}. Or just
-talk to us at @email{bug-hurd@@gnu.org} or the @code{#hurd} IRC
+<http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/contributing.html>. Or just
+talk to us at <bug-hurd@gnu.org> or the `#hurd` IRC
channel on freenode.
+
+"""]]
diff --git a/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn b/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
index f81f46a..b075d4a 100644
--- a/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
+++ b/public_hurd_boxen.mdwn
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Free Software
Foundation, Inc."]]
[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
@@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ 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]]."]]"""]]
+[[!tag stable_URL]]
+
Here are some Hurd boxes that users have made available to the public:
[[!table class="table_style_1" data="""