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Re: [PATCH] Add support for GNU/Hurd in gnat-4.9


On Wed, 2014-05-21 at 10:03 +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Svante Signell, le Wed 21 May 2014 09:49:59 +0200, a écrit :
> > Thomas and Samuel: It looks like upstream don't accept patches unless a
> > Hurd port maintainer commits to it. What's the use of all this job?
> 
> Well, simply to keep the changes working.  That is not surprising at all.

I might not be interested any longer with this kind of requirements.
What kind of person do you have to be to be accepted, a GNU/Hurd
developer or a GNU/Ada developer having a gnu.org account? Then you or
Thomas can commit to this and I'll try to help out. 

> > (Of course it can at least run on Debian systems if/when accepted.)
> 
> Sure, but will it continue working on the long term?  That's the concern
> of upstream.

I think the majority of work has bee done, Now that patch will change
slightly for every missing feature added to Hurd.

> In principle it's just a matter of fixing just a few things over the
> coming versions.  But someone has to do it, otherwise the port will just
> die.

I wonder ho the kfreebsd people managed to get accepted upstream?


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