On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 09:17:34AM +0200, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:

> What about console on X? Would that suffice for your needs? 

Oh, sorry, forgot to answer that question.

No, it wouldn't suffice. If I was content with X, why would I ever want
to port KGI?...

Admittedly, X would probably be a pretty workable environment from a
purely pragmatical point of view nowadays -- gnome-terminal makes a
pretty good console replacement, after frobbing about half a dozen
settings; and modern window managers like awesome are probably quite OK
too. When I tried a couple of years ago with xterm and ion, it was too

However, I still refuse to run a graphics-centric environment, just to
do my text-centric work on top of it. It makes no sense. I want a
text-centric environment, with graphics capabilities as on optional
addition; not the other way around.

> I meant: Just using Linux on the laptop and Hurd on the desktop, so
> you don???t have to stop your Hurd to use Linux (I have normal uptimes
> of a few weeks, so I know how it hurts to restart the box :) ). 

That would be pretty much the same fallback setup I'm running right now;
only with a Linux notebook instead of a linux desktop box...


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