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I’m impressed — 1377 full downloads from the Germany 1 mirror, add to that the partial downloads (wget -c or so-called “download managers”), these from the Germany 2 and Japan mirrors, BitTorrent (which is 36 times from myself, and a couple of dozen times from my friends, and even more from the unknown peers) and you won’t think of us as irrelevant any more.

I’ve hacked on the crypto improvements branch again. I decided that getting tear up and running would be my priority target. It turned out to be a great way to hone my programming skillz as well: I got a lession about pointer aliasing.

Except the actual VIA C7 part, I now tested it quite well on i386-qemu and sparc, where the latter took about one third the time compiling… the new CPU and RAM pay off.

Oh yeah, and hacking on stuff always points out unrelated bugs… such as NO_GZIP=Yes for kernels not working, or <bsd.lkm.mk> being out of date (I had to MFC that, even). And that src/kern/z needs tender care — the transition is still not finished even for zlib.

I hope the discussion about our charset/encoding proposal will find a solution… I feel like constructing a bikeshed, as you get about that much feedback there too ☺ Benny said he doesn’t grok the SUSv3 functions, like mbrtowc(3), enough to follow — and I can totally understand that. Maybe a Unicode guru person like Markus Kuhn can help — I asked him.

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