Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

PCT and OpenSolaris

What is PCT?

PCT means - Pre Consolidation Testing. We are using PCT for testing our patches and fixed packages before integration. We are able to find many bugs and fix them before official integration. It's also very good way for our engineers how to test their patches and packages.

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Monday May 25, 2009

Re-starting with Team Meetings & SCRUM

After having a short pause caused by a team reduction, we re-started our team meetings again. The major difference is that we have changed a meeting format from every week 2 hours long team meetings to a SCRUM methodology approach.

Solaris G11n EMEA Team SPRINT backlog Solaris G11n EMEA Team

There are a lot of articles about SCRUM, so I'm not going to describe this methodology in detail again. Anyone interested in such methodology can find a lot of articles and books on Internet. I also put some of my learning resources at the end of this article.

What I'm going to write here is what I expect from this change and what is a practical impact to the team.

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Saturday Feb 21, 2009

Who We Are? The Team!

Prague Solaris Global Team

Would you like to know who is behind this blog? I was asked several times about the name of our team blog - SUNWg11nprg, or in other words, what the hell SUNWg11nprg is and why it is so complicated? OK, I'd like to take this opportunity and describe who we are and why we have such name.

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Wednesday Feb 18, 2009

How the setlocale() works in OpenSolaris

Programs should respect locale specific way how to format date, time, numbers, how to sort strings, etc. People in different regions use different ways how to write such things and it is very confusing for them if you for example want write a date and write day, month and year in wrong order. Near all programs use for this functions from libc like strftime(3C), strcoll(3C), ...

The article is short overview how it works.

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Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

OpenSolaris Seminar

Last Saturday (Dec, 6th), I had a chance to attend OpenSolaris seminar organized by Czech OpenSolaris User Group (CZOSUG). The seminar was focused on a new release of OpenSolaris 2008.11, its new features like Time Slider, Distribution Constructor (DC), latest versions of SW, updated Package Manager, etc.

One part of the event was an install-fest where everyone could install the latest version of OpenSolaris into his/her laptop and try cool features immediately. After the install-fest, presentations about the key features were introduced ...

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Wednesday Sep 17, 2008

Polish OpenSolaris Conference

There will be another OpenSolaris conference in Szczecin, Poland. According to the announcement, this is the first Polish OS.o community conference. The conference will be held in October 24 - 25th. A program has already been posted to the official pages http://konferencja.opensolaris.com.pl/agenda.

Our team is willing to introduce a translation process of OpenSolaris together with an experimental version of Community Translation Interface (CTI) for OpenSolaris. CTI is available at http://cti.sunvirtuallab.com. This interface enables a translation of different SW parts of OpenSolaris (e.g. Solaris ON messages, installer, OS.o Package GUI Manager, etc) as well as documentation.

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

My Notes from OSDEVCON2008

OSDEVCON2008

I and several guys from our G11n team had a chance to visit OpenSolaris Developer Conference (OSDEVCON2008). This was the 2nd year of the conference and it was held from Jun 25 - Jun 27 in Prague. The first day (Wed) was focused on Tutorials, Thu and Fri on Presentations. Video and slides will be available at program page of OSDEVCON. The G11n Prague team introduced a presentation about 'Translation of OpenSolaris' - new pilot project focusing on end-to-end process about translation of SW messages and documentation in one place.

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