3 files changed, 40 insertions, 60 deletions
diff --git a/contributing/web_pages/news/hurd_2013.mdwn b/contributing/web_pages/news/hurd_2013.mdwn
index ea719a6b..50831fc2 100644
@@ -16,7 +16,6 @@ Will be set by tschwinge when publishing.
Note: this is a **DRAFT**. The release has not actually happened yet. Please do not broadcast yet.
Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 *released*!
[[!if test="included()" then="""[[!toggle id=full_news
text="Details."]][[!toggleable id=full_news text="[[!paste id=full_news]]"]]"""
@@ -24,31 +23,31 @@ else="
[[!cut id="full_news" text="""
-It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd port announces the
+It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the
**release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2013**.
This is a snapshot of Debian sid at the time of the Debian
-Wheezy release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on Wheezy. It is *not* an
+"wheezy" release (May 2013), so it is mostly based on the same sources. It is *not* an
official Debian release, but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.
The installation ISO images can be downloaded from
-with the usual 3 Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, or DVD. Besides the friendly
+in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, DVD. Besides the friendly
Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available, making it even easier to try
Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with more
-than 10.000 software packages available (> 75% of the Debian archive, and more
+than 10.000 software packages available (more than 75% of the Debian archive, and more
Please make sure to read the
and the [[translator primer|hurd/documentation/translator_primer]]
to get a grasp of the great features of GNU/Hurd.
Due to the very small number of developers,
our progress of the project has not been as fast as other successful
-Operating Systems, but we believe to have reached [[a_very_decent_state|hurd/status]], even with the limited resources.
+operating systems, but we believe to have reached [[a very decent state|hurd/status]], even with our limited resources.
We would like to thank all the people who have worked on GNU/Hurd over the past
decades. There were not many people at any given time (and still not many people
@@ -82,6 +81,4 @@ define interfaces for implementing in a distributed multi-server fashion the
services a traditional operating system kernel provides. [[More
-<!--see [[contributing/web_pages/news/writing_the_qoth]] for additional information on writing the QotH.-->
diff --git a/hurd/status.mdwn b/hurd/status.mdwn
index bc9beda1..e4b87923 100644
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
-Free Software Foundation, Inc."]]
+[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,
+2013 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
@@ -28,11 +28,13 @@ several instances of the Hurd in parallel, and debug even critical
servers in one Hurd instance with gdb running on another Hurd
instance. You can run the X window system, applications that use it such as
gnumeric, iceweasel, and advanced server applications like the Apache webserver.
-GNU/Linux network driver supports was included some time ago via the DDE environment,
-and experimental support for SATA devices was very recently added.
-On the features side, support for character devices (like sound
-cards) and other hardware (USB, multicore) is mostly missing. Although the [[POSIX
+The DDE environment allows for reusing half of the Linux 2.6.32 network device
+drivers, and experimental support for SATA devices was added in May 2013.
+On the other side, support for character devices (like sound
+cards) and other hardware (USB, multicore) is mostly missing.
+Although the [[POSIX
interface|faq/posix_compatibility]] is provided, some additional interfaces
like POSIX shared memory or semaphores are still under development.
@@ -53,8 +55,9 @@ align="right"
[[Debian GNU/Hurd|running/debian]] closely tracks the progress of the Hurd (and
often includes new features). They offer *LiveCDs and QEMU images* to
test-drive the Hurd, and about 78% of the Debian software archive are
-available. An Debian-unofficial but Debian GNU/Hurd -official release was made
-in May 2013 along the official Debian wheezy release.
+available. Along with the official Debian "wheezy" release (but not as an
+official Debian release), in May 2013 the Debian GNU/Hurd team released [[Debian
[[hurd/running/Arch_Hurd]] offers *LiveCDs* for testing and installation.
diff --git a/mailing_lists.mdwn b/mailing_lists.mdwn
index 5318c717..0f90d200 100644
@@ -28,7 +28,6 @@ Posting_style#Interleaved_style]].
Also see these general notes about [[community/communication]].
# Main Lists
@@ -38,12 +37,8 @@ Most of these lists are [[unmoderated]], and most of them are hosted on
Some of the Hurd user groups listed on [[community]] also host additional
-## The Hurd
@@ -52,14 +47,14 @@ Technical discussion and bug reports; main development list. If you want to
[[*contribute*|contributing]], please meet us here.
Commit notices for the GNU Hurd, and other automated status updates.
@@ -67,7 +62,7 @@ Low-traffic developers list. This list is *moderated* and *restricted*.
Subscribe to [[hurd-devel-readers]] instead.
@@ -75,10 +70,7 @@ This list is a read-only mirror of [[hurd-devel]]. In contrast to the former,
everyone is free to subscribe to this read-only list.
-### User support
@@ -86,52 +78,41 @@ everyone is free to subscribe to this read-only list.
Hurd-specific questions, for users of the Hurd. If you need help with [[*using
the Hurd*|hurd/running]], please ask on this list.
-Discussion around and questions regarding the
+Discussion of the <http://hurd.gnu.org/> web site.
Discussion regarding a possible [[design_successor|hurd/ng]] to the Hurd.
-## GNU system
+Discussion around and questions regarding the
Discussion about the [[GNU_system|hurd/running/gnu]].
-Discussion of the <http://hurd.gnu.org/> web site.
@@ -150,7 +131,6 @@ you're interested in getting hold of (mostly) spam-free mboxes, then talk to
[[Thomas_Schwinge|tschwinge]]. Also [[read_about|unmoderated]] the
spam-rejection techniques being used today.