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


Svante Signell, le Wed 21 May 2014 10:40:37 +0200, a écrit :
> > > 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.
> 
> I've been working on the Hurd port of gnat since late 2011 including the
> toughest: bootstrapping, does that count?

Count for what?

Opensource is about patches correctness, not people fame.

If anybody, whoever he is, takes up the work and produces correct
patches, then they'll be applied.  It's as simple as this.

> > > > > (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.
> 
> If that happens why not just remove support for that architecture? The
> same happens for plain C, C++, etc on outdated architectures.

Uh?  I'm not sure what you mean here.  What I understand is "why not
remove support for GNU/Hurd?" which'd mean dropping your patches.  I
guess that's not what you want, so I don't know what you meant.

Samuel


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