Do you have an ARECA based RAID/SATA card? Hiten Pandya needs guinea pigs
Seen a number of places: the NYCBSDCON is coming in almost exactly a month. If you can’t guess from the acronym, it’s a BSD-themed convention in New York City – specifically, at Columbia University. There’s some interesting speakers, too!
Why not portage? ‘ejc’ says why.
Probably because of my subscription to SysAdmin Magazine, I got an email from CMP Media for the net event “Why Did My Build Break? Learn Effective Techniques to Debug Troublesome Makefiles, which is a 1-hour talk on August 24th with Usman Muzaffar and John Osterhout (the person who created Tcl). I have no idea how interesting this is, as it’s the first I’ve heard of it.
It appears to be linked into Software Development Magazine, another CMP product. Looking at that page, it appears that this magazine absorbed New Architect, which I really enjoyed years ago when it was “Web Techniques”. What does that mean now? Nothing!
UnixReview.com has several new articles up: a farewell to Dept. 1127, where AT&T Unix was born, and reviews of the books “Eclipse 3.0 Kick Start” and “Information Security Policies Made Easy, Version 10“. That security book had better make things easy – it’s nearly $800!
As part of the continuing package manager discussion (i.e. ports and what to replace it with), Chris Pressey pointed out that DragonFly does not have a publically defined set of nontechnical goals, and linked to a few others for contrast.
In addition, Hiten Pandya described the “Smart Package Manager” as a potential solution to many (if not all) the issues people have with package management systems.
I’ve cleaned up the page; I’ve reduced the redundant references to archives in the page navigation, and added a book section that points at books on Amazon.com. This new book section has some permanent links (including my favorite programming book ever), and also links to whatever books have been mentioned here lately.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s got a number of diff files for use with pkgsrc, to make it a bit more compatible with DragonFly. These will (well, ought to) be incorporated into pkgsrc at some point, but until then…