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RE: Hurd Logo

From: James Franklin
Subject: RE: Hurd Logo
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 09:26:16 -0700

Hi daPenguin
 What I am using at present is a book titled A Step-by-Step Guide to C
Programming by Jean Paul Corriveau. A bunch of good links can be found at and if I understand some of the more
experienced hackers you should pay attention to the glibc code as well as
the hurd source.


-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf
Of daPenguin
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: Hurd Logo

the only thing I can do besides whathever I do... is drawing... if you want
a logo... send me ideas and I'll  manage to make something out of it... tell
me about the spirit of the group, what does it stand for and where it will
go... funny stuff, not so too... well I'll send something for you to see in
short time after your requests... and than you'll tell me to go away or to
keep with you....
oh... I'm thinkinĀ“in starting a long journey in C learning... never
programmed in my life... but I have the main ideas and directions... Clues?!
gimme me a push... links?! whatever...
my only contribution is drawing... Make my day!!!!!  I'll make yours!  ;o)
(sounds good doesn't it? eheheh!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn Alexander" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 5:04 AM
Subject: Hurd Logo

> WARNING: This document contains a rediculous amount of bracketing (thinks
> it's a C source or someting)!
> Hi, I was thinking about a more colourful logo for the HURD.
> Although the current boxes linked with arrows is very representative of
> the HURD is and does, I was thinking something a little flashier might be
> nice.
> Since I am not a (very skilled) programmer, I thought this might be an
> initial way to contribute to the project. Tell me what you think.
> I asked the question, 'What does a HURD look like?' A HURD is, by the
> GNU/HURD definition, a Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons. So let us assume we
> can use Hurd (as in a Hurd of Gnus, of course) as a suitable equivalent
> HIRD in that statement, meaning a group of associated individual creatures
> (non predatory) of the same genus.
> So we have a group of Unix-Replacing Daemons, and this is the tricky bit -
> drawing even one Unix-Replacing Daemon, let alone a HURD of them!
> Since these alleged Unix-Replacing Daemons are objects of a type, with
> different functions, we can assume they are different shapes and colours,
> - like any self-respecting hurd of creatures - stick together.
> I have two ideas for what these Unix-Replacing Daemons could look like (I
> have discounted using actual Deamons as BSD already has one and that would
> confusing to end users)...
> 1) The first, and my less preferred is some creatures made out of ones and
> zeroes for legs and head/body respectively. This works well in B&W but is
> little drab still.
> 2) My preference is for a group of colourful 3d shapes with legs ( grazing
> and frolicing in the virtual grassland of ones and zeroes). At the
> scale, these are an icon of about half a dozen shapes just standing about
> chewing the bits, If you wanted cuteness (well it worked for Linux),
> than have it in the actual look of the URDs (lets, face it - geometric
> are not cute: They have sharp edges!), use animation and the behaviour of
> URDs as they graze and frollic around.
> I have some (not very good) sample images at
> Possibilities are endless: HURD 3-D screensavers featuring the lovable
> geometric shapes as they frollic and get into trouble and out again; Silly
> computer games (my department) where the player must hurd the shapes about
> and protect them from the closed-source predators; Plastic Hurd shapes
> avaliable for a limited time only with every family sized pizza (ONLY
$1.95 -
> collect the whole set - a valuable collecters item in the future like all
> other cruft fast food joints churn out). A different friendly geome
> on each official Hurd install disk. Blah blah blah (I thnk I'll stop now
> before I puke).
> We probably need to name them. Maybe we could go for descriptive names
> "Redmond, Bluey, Block, Conehead and Priscilla" or more teletubbyesque
> like "Pokey, Lippy, Zoppy, Gruppy and Sid". Or even use obscurely named
> applications: "Sed, Tar, Grep, Bzip the Second, etc". "Sneazy, Grumpy,..."
> whoops, the open software movement is already in enough trouble with
> Hollywood &C.
> Well, There you go. Let me know what you think?
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Glenn Alexander - The man with no surname and a silly hat.
> (Now avaliable in China!)
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