Friday Dec 07, 2007

Live Blogging Day 4: BoFs, contests, and demos happening today

This white board at the Sun booth says it all! Head out to the BoF tents...NOW!

 

Sunday Dec 02, 2007

The Great Indian DTrace Challenge

Just 2 days to go for the FOSS.IN party to begin and close to 2500 people have registered for the event. In the past, FOSS.IN has seen the best of people in the IT industry and the huge interest this year is a clear indication of its success even before it has begun.

Its all about contribution this time and the OpenSolaris community is not only committed to drive more contribution within the community through events like OpenSolaris HackCenter, they are also committed to create avenues to contribute in other communities and share our knowledge.

With this idea in mind, the OpenSolaris community is announcing 'The Great Indian DTrace Challenge' at FOSS.IN.

                    FOSS-DTrace-Poster

You will see these posters at the venue as well.

The idea as you can imagine is really simple. Add DTrace (SDT) probes to your FOSS application. We know how they can be added and you know everything about your application and what information you want to extract out of such probes, so lets get together and make those applications DTrace enabled.

Watch out for DTrace BoFs where we will talk about how such probes could be useful and detailed steps about how they can be added. The developers and contributors to various FOSS projects clearly understand what information is useful and where exactly to put them in the source code. For an open source database, it would be useful to print out transation lock information through DTrace probe points and it could be something completely different for a browser for example. Contribution through DTrace probes is a great motivation in itself and the contributions that come out of this event will be recognized with some goodies. What more do you want ??

If you are participating in this exercise, you will get some handouts and live media to work with. Please note that this exercise is not tied with any HackCenter event, but participants are free to carry out this activity at the HackCenter. If you finish it during the Foss Expo days, do not forget to take your goodies. For queries, please visit the Sun stall.

See you at FOSS.IN, DTracing... !
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