Author of SchilliX in Prague (CZOSUG)
By psum on Jan 11, 2006
Yesterday there was just another Czech OpenSolaris user's group meeting (CZOSUG). It was fourth such a meeting and this time we had a special guest - Jörg Schilling, the author of SchilliX and cdrtools.
There were two presentations. First was done by Jörg Schilling and it was about background of the first OpenSolaris distribution - SchilliX. He explained how he could come with this distribution so soon after sources of OpensSolaris were published, problems to which he had to face (and how long it took him to solve them). He also mentioned cooperation between people around SchilliX and Blastwave. He plans made Blastwave packages to run with SchilliX as soon as X Server and Solaris package database will be incorporated. Schilling also mentioned PowerPC port of Operating System Solaris (also known as Polaris). He expects first version of SchilliX for PowerPC this summer.
Interesting was also later discussion where Jörg explained his attitude towards some GNU tools and explained why he introduced some of his tools: strar, smake, sfind (note that ssh is not abbreviation for Schilliy's shell and it has nothing to do with Schilling ;-). But overall I got very nice feeling about Jörg and I think it's great we have such a people in OpenSolaris community.
After small break Frank Hofmann talked about Operating System Virtualisation. He has got nice overview of the topic but some of us were missing some practical examples on live system (BrandZ). But anyway it's great to have Frank coming to Prague regularly.
Overall it was nice evening and it seems that number of attending people is growing. My roughly guess for number of attenders was about forty heads.