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-Two quarters of the Hurd, Q3 and Q4 of 2012: *libpthread conversion*,
-*installation CDs*, *hardware compatibility*, *porting*.
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+A quarter of the Hurd, QN of YYYY: *TODO*, *TODO*, and *TODO*.
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-In November 2012, we finished the [libthreads (cthreads) to libpthread (POSIX
-Threads)
-conversion](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00088.html).
-Converting the Hurd libraries to the [[pthread interfaces|libpthread]] allows
-linking them together with other libraries that use this standard threading
-interface themselves.  This project
-[once](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2002-10/msg00162.html) was
-begun by Vicente Hernando Ara, and later continued by Barry deFreese, Thomas
-DiModica, Thomas Schwinge, Samuel Thibault, Pino Toscano, and now brought to
-completion by Richard Braun, who could not be scared by having to resolve the
-last remaining tricky issues before the transition could be completed.
-
-Cyril Roelandt shared a [patch
-series](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/threads.html#00018)
-to fix double mutex unlocking problems.  He found these using a simple script
-for [Coccinelle](http://coccinelle.lip6.fr/), which is a [[static code analysis
-tool|open_issues/code_analysis]].  We hope to see more such changes in the
-future, and we're always interested in hearing people who have experience with
-similar tools, for example to resolve other [[open_issues/locking_issues]].
-
-Thomas Schwinge together with Richard Braun and Samuel Thibault [debugged and
-fixed](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/msg00044.html) a
-deadlock related to signal delivery, resulting from a regression due to earlier
-changes.
-
-Also Samuel Thibault
-[provided](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/msg00052.html)
-new [installation
-CDs](http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/installer/cdimage/current)
-and a new [QEMU image](http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/).
-Additionally to using pthreads, these now offer keyboard layout configuration.
-
-In [[glibc]],
-Pino Toscano [implemented
-syncfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00046.html) which
-ensures that all data in the filesystem gets written to disk, as well as
-support in [[hurd/translator/procfs]] for
-[statfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/msg00005.html).
-
-Thomas Schwinge improved the hardware compatibility of the Hurd by [identifying
-and
-backporting]](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00077.html)
-some changes contained in Linux 2.0.40, which prevents data corruption due to a
-miscalculation of the size of medium-sized disks reporting 15 heads instead of
-16.
-This fix was part of an effort to get Hurd running using a [solid-state
-disk](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/msg00000.html).
-Samuel Thibault improved [network card
-detection](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/07/msg00011.html)
-on busses other than 0 and 2.
-
-Several people ported and fixed packages, further increasing the number of
-[[hurd/running/Debian]] packages that work on the Hurd: *Svante Signell* ported
-[mlocate-0.25](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/07/msg00015.html),
-[gnat-gps](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/07/msg00011.html),
-[libpst](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/08/msg00039.html),
-[libetpan](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/08/msg00046.html),
-[spl](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00004.html),
-[dovecot](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00007.html),
-[xplc](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/08/msg00054.html),
-[parrot](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/08/msg00056.html),
-[x86info](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00008.html),
-[atlas](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00009.html),
-[rrdtool](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00011.html),
-[gdb](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/09/msg00018.html),
-[yodl](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/08/msg00030.html), and fixed
-[ntpdate](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/12/msg00002.html) to work
-again and
-[improved](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00062.html)
-the error handling in pflocal.  *Pino Toscano* added patches for
-[procfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00004.html),
-[ptrace](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00035.html),
-[fsync on
-stdout](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00046.html),
-[muntrace](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00033.html),
-[ulimit](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00034.html),
-[glibc](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00029.html) which
-among others improve POSIX conformance, making it easier to write programs
-which work on GNU/Hurd and GNU/Linux.  And he made the test pass for [FIFO
-sockets](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00053.html) with
-mknod and
-[added](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00005.html) a
-size parameter to [[hurd/translator/tmpfs]] and a [version suffix
-option](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00009.html) for
-GNU Mach's configure script.  *Cyril Roelandt* fixed a
-[ps](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/msg00012.html) bug, a
-documentation typo [in
-ps](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00032.html) and a
-missing linker flag [in
-procfs](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00025.html).
-*Matthew Leach*
-[fixed](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00037.html) a
-compilation error with older GCC versions due to duplicate type definition.
-*Ole Streicher* fixed a bug in the Makefile of ftools-fv which was
-[exposed](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/10/msg00059.html) by testing
-on Hurd.  *Samuel Thibault*
-[removed](http://lists.debian.org/debian-hurd/2012/12/msg00005.html) the
-out-of-date floppy-warnings in the debian installer.
-
-So if you want to test if your favorite packages work on the Hurd and
-contribute towards making the full GNU system usable for a wider range
-of people, please [[get in contact|contact_us]] -- and maybe already
-grab the [[source code|source_repositories]].
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+This quarter [hurd hacker]  [item]
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+Also …
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+[our hackers] …
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+Mainly thanks to …
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+Additionally …
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+And …
+
+So if you want to [reason for contibuting to the Hurd],
+please [[get in contact|contact_us]] -- and maybe already grab the [[source
+code|source_repositories]].
 
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 services a traditional operating system kernel provides.  [[More
 detailed|microkernel/mach/gnumach]].
 
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