Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

OpenSolaris Live USB Creator

Check this out. Hiroshi Chonan in Japan built a new tool so you can make OpenSolaris Live USB sticks from your Windows computer (announcement, liveusb-creator). Hiroshi's site is in English and the tool is under CDDL (Common Development and Distribution License). Seems like a nice contribution to the community, eh? Nice, job Hiroshi. I don't have a Windows machine handy, but some guys here say it works well.

Friday Feb 27, 2009

Start Your Translations!

Back in June of 2008 I went to Prague for the OpenSolaris Developer Conference. I had a great time and met a lot of interesting OpenSolaris developers. And I was especially impressed with the Sun globalization engineering presentation way at the end of the two day conference when they talked about Contributing OpenSolaris Translations.

Back then the contribution system they built was a pilot but now it's live. Now community members around the world can access the Sun globalization system remotely via a web application and view and edit the Translation Memory database and those contributions will find their way into product releases and IPS packages in the repository. How cool is that?

So, if you are blessed with knowing a couple of languages (or more) and want to help the OpenSolaris community improve our language skills, go and get started with the announcement from Ales Cernosek: Community Translation Interface (CTI) 1.0.

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Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

Contributing to DTrace

I can see I'll never have a career as an interviewer, but that's ok. Blogging is easier. Anyway, Deirdre Straughan was kind enough to record a conversation I had with Chad Mynhier, a contributor to DTrace, at the OpenSolaris Developer Conference last month. Chad also spoke at OSDevCon. Very nice guy. Audio here

Sunday Nov 04, 2007

Japanese Contribution Coming

Very cool. A second translation contribution is on the way from a member of the Japanese OpenSolaris Community. See Reiko Saito's blog for both Japanese and English commentary on the issue. By the way, if you are interested in the Japanese community but don't read Japanese, Reiko's blog is a good place to go since she writes in English as well. I notice that many of the Sun China bloggers are writing in English now, too. That's an excellent way to invite the entire English speaking open source world in to your community.

Thursday Sep 27, 2007

Japanese Contribution

It's great to see jp.opensolaris.org being expanded with newly translated Japanese material. Check out Reiko Saito's 祝! はじめての翻訳 (Congrats on 1st contribution!) about the latest translation. But what's cool for me is that the document that was translated focuses on how to participate in OpenSolaris. Hirano-san, the contributor here in Japan, started out in probably the best place -- the beginning! The request-sponsor program is part of that document, so I'd really love to see come code contributions resulting from Japan. Test and Docs are also part of that document, so it would be great to see Japanese contributions in those areas as well.
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