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RE: linuxulator update

From: "Alex Hornung" <ahornung@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:49:11 -0000

Any date is fine. This has been waiting for years, it's not about two weeks
or a month anymore.
Thanks for the interest in doing this! 

In any case, if someone else also wants to work on it, say so here so the
effort is easier to coordinate. Don't be put off by the fact that someone
already has announced his interest. It's all about collaboration here, and
several people might get a usable result faster/easier.

Alex Hornung

-----Original Message-----
From: users-errors@crater.dragonflybsd.org
[mailto:users-errors@crater.dragonflybsd.org] On Behalf Of Pierre Abbat
Sent: 27 November 2009 14:34
Subject: Re: linuxulator update

On Friday 27 November 2009 09:10:15 Alex Hornung wrote:
> Hi,
> With our outdated linux emu (linuxulator) we can't run most of the
> that can run on FreeBSD, such as newer jre/jdk, ... ( see bug report 1141
> [1] for more details).
> To actually be able to update the linuxulator, it would be very helpful to
> have LTP (Linux Test Project)[2] working on DragonFly. This is a
> simple task that many end-users (as in non-developers) could do, and which
> would make it possible to identify what exactly we are lacking, what needs
> updating and once it is updated, directly testing to see if it works as
> expected. LTP would be compiled on some linux machine, and then made to
> on our current linuxulator to identify these issues.
> If anyone would step up to do this task, we could immediately start
> updating the code with considerably less effort than without LTP. So
> please, if someone wants to start contributing without actual coding, this
> is a great opportunity which would result in great benefit for everyone.

I could do this, but would have to wait until after December 8, as I'm still

in school. Is that okay? I have Linux 2.6.20 and DF 2.5.1.

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