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Re: [PATCH] Add support for GNU/Hurd in gnat-4.9
- From: Samuel Thibault <samuel dot thibault at gnu dot org>
- To: Svante Signell <svante dot signell at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Arnaud Charlet <charlet at adacore dot com>, Eric Botcazou <ebotcazou at adacore dot com>, gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, debian-ada <debian-ada at lists dot debian dot org>, Thomas Schwinge <thomas at codesourcery dot com>
- Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 10:29:35 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add support for GNU/Hurd in gnat-4.9
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Svante Signell, le Wed 21 May 2014 10:20:16 +0200, a écrit :
> 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.
Well, then somebody else will have to if we want to keep the gnat port
alive. I for myself don't really have time to do it.
> 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?
Nothing special, just like for contributing to any opensource project;
just someone who checks from times to times (in particular before
releases) that the port works fine, and submit patches if needed.
> > > (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.
Then it's all good, it's a matter of what I said above.
> > 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?
Simply by having someone making sure things are going right, I guess.