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authorArne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de>2009-12-30 09:47:30 +0100
committerArne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab@web.de>2009-12-30 09:47:30 +0100
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-A month of the Hurd: *official Xen domU support*, *ddekit beginnings*, *FOSDEM 2010* and *SMP discussion*.
+A month of the Hurd: *official Xen domU support*, *ddekit beginnings*, *porting*, *FOSDEM 2010* and *SMP discussion*.
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>
> Also the ddekit port of Zheng Da now
> [passes the first tests](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2009-12/msg00060.html),
-> bringing us the first steps towards updated drivers.
+> bringing us the first steps towards updated drivers -
+> and much lower overhead for maintaining them.
+>
+> Mainly thanks to the [porting](http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/running/debian/porting.html)
+> work of Emilio Pozuelo Monfort and Pino Toscano,
+> users of the Hurd can get many more packages directly via debian.
+> Thanks to their and other porters relentless work,
+> the percentage of available debian packages
+> [has reached 65%](http://buildd.debian-ports.org/stats/),
+> rising. As concrete example, they ported many GNOME packages,
+> so that the gnome-core metapackage
+> [is installable again](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2009-12/msg00217.html).
>
> Additionally Thomas Schwinge started the planning for
> [a GNU Hurd meeting at FOSDEM](http://www.thomas.schwinge.homeip.net/hurd-web/community/meetings/fosdem_2010.html]