By user12625760 on Feb 22, 2007
Another fine presentation at the London OpenSolaris User Group meeting last night. Jarod Nash managed to squeeze an almost complete tutorial for SMF (aka Greenline) into 90 minutes and only twice suggested that marketing renaming things was not the best thing in the world twice.
A very entertaining talk that included implementing an SMF service and building on the talk from Gavin about FMA him demonstrating SMFs ability to handle fatal memory errors. It culminated with Jarod copying /bin/ls over /etc/svc/repository.db and rebooting the system so we could all see the recovery.
There was also a competition announced where the winner could win an Acer Ferarri laptop (if it were a Campagnolo Lap top I'd be really wishing I could enter) however as a Sun Employee I am not eligible.
Anyway for those who missed it here are the details:
THE GREAT SUN FERRARI GIVEAWAY!!!
Sun is giving members of the OpenSolaris Community the opportunity to win a an Acer Ferrari laptop, pre-loaded with Solaris.
All you have to do to enter to win your very own Ferrari is submit a proposal for an OpenSolaris project by June 20th 2007 and demonstrate\* the results of your proposal at the July LOSUG meeting.
The project must:
1. Champion OpenSolaris
2. Be Original – Must not have been done before.
3. Be useful to the community
4. Have the “Cool” factor
Proposals must be submitted by the June LOSUG meeting on June 20th 2007.
Demonstrations will take place at the July LOSUG meeting on July 18th 2007. A decision on the winner will be made by the panel at the July meeting following which the prize will be awarded.
The panel will consist of two (2) Sun employees and one (1) community member.
1. The panel reserves the right to extend the deadline if it feels the criteria have not been met.
2. Panel members may not submit an entry, nor may Sun employees, their families or dependents.
\* The definition of “demonstrate” is to show a completed project or functioning prototype, that must use working code.
Since it appears the dates of London Open Solaris Group meetings are so hard to find I have posted the dates here in a form that can be uploaded into a calendar. For those in Sun there is now a calendar called “LOSUG” which contains the same information on the emea calendar server.
NEXT LOSUG MEETING
Date: Tuesday March 13th , 2007
Location: Central Hall, Westminster
Dates are correct at the time of posting.