Monday Aug 13, 2007

BOSUG hackathon #1 - Complete

A great effort by Shiv and Ananth! Special thanks to Madhu for his help with the logistics. And countless others who helped us run this event. Thanks guys!

Here is the summary by Shiv:

Here is a quick update, the event happened as planned and it was fun !

What we came out with : 35 specs for softwares listed at
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/bosug/news (the page also has
the specs that were created)

We were 9 of us, of which 5 were students.
Ananth
Anil (student)
Indraneel (student)
Jayanthi (student)
Komala (student)
Ravishankar (student)
Sanjeev
Saurabh
Shivakumar

Except for Ananth and Myself who had some familiarity with the tool,
everybody else were first timers.

It was fantastic - be it the initial unexpected hiccups with
networking issues, setting up the environment or getting the first
spec file and each one of us earning our lunches !

Thanks to Laca for being online till 3am(his time) ! and also to
tomww(IRC name) for coming online !
To Kira for giving it a good shot at it (again at 3am her time)
To Madhu for the greate job of providing the infrastructure.
To Ananth for sharing the planning efforts. Apart from many things
thanks for managing the online IRC participation on #bosug.

And to all who participated for the wonderful weekend that we had....

best regards
Shiv

PS: The attachment about porting details referred to in the below mail
is available at
http://opensource.shivakumar.info/Porting_to_Solaris.html



Saturday Aug 11, 2007

BOSUG hackathan - today!

is going on right now! Thanks Shiv for pulling this off. I cant wait to see the count of spec files that we generate today.

Hi Group,

I hope all of you are set to get started...
Lets meet at 10am tomorrow (same place where tutorial was held).

We'll have some inputs to draw our work upon
1. Belenix sources that were used to build previous Belenix release
2. Some of the sources that we intend to port to OpenSolaris will be
available on the server
3. The spec file repository already has 520+ softwares for which spec
files are written. I have gone through all the patches for the same
and pooled the code corrections done. I am attaching the same for your
reference. This will be available tomorrow.

What you need to do:
1. In case you need VMware images to be put onto your laptop, it helps
to come early so that we can make space on your laptop and provide the
setup VMware environment on your system with the required network
connectivity.
2. If you have any favourity softwares that you want to port, either
get the sources or have the list of softwares so that the sources can
be downloaded during the event.

Kira Morrow (from US) & Ananth.A(from mumbai) had registered to
participate online. We will be using the #bosug IRC channel on
freenode.net for staying online. Incase of Kira, the hackathon starts
at midnight 00:00hrs US time! Kira drop me mail about the time during
which you will be online.
Kira/Ananth, I'll provide a suggested list of softwares that you may
build. The softwares will be chosen such that there are not too many
dependencies on other softwares. I'll send out the list a few hours
before the start of the event.

\*\*\* Lets gift ourselves with a fantastic session tomorrow... \*\*\*

cheers
Shiv

Monday Aug 06, 2007

Hackathon time @ BOSUG

The preparatory workshop for the BeleniX hackathon was held last saturday. We had 8 students and 6 developers who attended. We hope to have a few more for the actual event.

Even if we have 10 people for the hackathon who can finish 10 spec files each, we would have made a \*massive\* contribution of 100 spec files to the OpenSolaris spec files repository.

Way to go BOSUG-ians!

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