qoth: processed bug-hurd october and november.
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 [Hurd without dependency on cthreads](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-08/msg00062.html). 
 - new cd images with keyboard layout configuration http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-07/msg00048.html
 - Pino Toscano: FIFO sockets with mknod (test passes now) http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00053.html
-- Pino Toscano added a size parameter to tmpfs for easier usage in scripts: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00005.html
-- Pino Toscano added procfs fixes http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00004.html
+- Pino Toscano added a size parameter to tmpfs for easier usage in scripts: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-09/msg00005.html and a [version suffix option](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/msg00009.html) for gnumach configure.
+- 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 the Hurd and GNU/Linux.
+- Cyril Roeland fixed 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).
 
-Still to do: everything starting from october 2012 http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-10/threads.html
+- Samuel Thibault pushed the [pthread patches](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00088.html) from Vincente, Barry, Thomas, Richard and Samuel and others to the different upstream packages, finally enabling modern pthreads for the Hurd, which makes it possible to implement full Hurd bindings for languages which require pthreads, so for example [PyHurd](http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/pyhurd/) can profit from the Hurd libraries instead of having to rely on low-level Mach bindings to implement Hurd features.
+- Thomas Schwinge fixed [some errors](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00077.html) which caused a miscalculation of the size of medium sized disks reporting 15 heads instead of 16.
+- Svante Signell [improved](http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-11/msg00062.html) the error handling in pflocal, 
+- 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.
+- 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.
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+Still to do: everything starting from http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-hurd/2012-12/threads.html
 
 
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