By barton808 on Jul 16, 2008
Continuing in my series of podcasts from the Red Hat Summit and FUDCon, here is an interview with Dennis Gilmore the soft spoken ex-Aussie and key member of the Aurora SPARC Linux project. Dennis is a Fedora community member but, as I found out, doesn't work for Red Hat but instead is employed by One Laptop Per Child.
Former Aussie and current Cubbies fan.
Some of the topics we tackle:
- Fedora and its quest to support SPARC
- Making it so OpenJDK can run on SPARC -- How thanks to the hard work of Dennis and others, OpenJDK for SPARC 32 and 64 patches have been sent up stream and accepted so all flavors of GNU/linux can benefit.
- The packages are now available on the Aurora mirrors.
- How Aurora rose like a majestic phoenix from the ashes of the former official Red Hat SPARC port
- Dennis' passion for obscure Hardware and the mini-home datacenter in his basement
- How Dennis got involved in the world of Fedora and SPARC