Mark Martin wrote:
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 6:54 AM, Cyril Plisko wrote:
On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM, "C. Bergstr?m"
Thanks for the enthusiasm!
As I mentioned on the @os.o lists I'm still drafting up the introduction,
but I hope the archive begins to get some momentum in the coming months.
One of the biggest questions I've been trying to answer is which direction
should we take this?
There's a big difference between onnv-gate for noobies and lets discuss
advanced or controversial OpenSolaris technology development. Maybe both can
work well on the same list, but I think it depends on volume. While I don't
anticipate this happening tomorrow I'd like to avoid it turning into
something as chaotic as lkml.
Please anyone feel free to speak up and share your ideas or goals.
I was thinking of having infrastructure similar to sf.net at, say
genunix.org, which will help people get started with OpenSolaris
development with virtually no overhead.
Anyone care to comment ?
Prophetic, it would seem.
Sorry for not responding sooner -- I'm only now going through about a
month's backlog of email-to-respond-to.
Where would you begin? I'm assuming we're talking about a whole new
repository for the project, ignoring the Sun-owned and Sun-controlled
infrastructure hosting the OpenSolaris development currently? Bug
tracking, mailing lists, etc?
Speaking of sf.net, why not host it there?
Part of my goal is to build a community where there are /good/ forums
and an easy way for different project/sub groups to communicate.. I'd
rather see an umbrella project that has a vibrant community than just
try to push whatever bleeding edge green field design I'm hacking on.
To give an update..
a. Jive software was kind enough to give us a free license to
b. The designer I paid is /done/, but there's a few small nits I
hope to have fixed now or later
c. I need to populate more content from my notes/others/existing
wiki we have
2) The Sun onnv-gate is currently being mirrored every hour. I'll fork
that once I have time to get a script in place which will continue to
pull updates from them and notify the devs when there's a conflict. For
now I'm working with patches against a vanilla gate.
hg clone http://hg.osunix.org/mirror/onnv-gate
3) All my patches/build work is published inside the developer zones,
but trying to clean that up to a point where it's usable outside of the
mailing lists and other things will come once the zone is self hosting.
For the zone to be self hosting.. I'll need icedtea6 which depends on
oxrg.. I have details on how I plan to merge the fox-gate patches with
the new packaging.. Most of this stuff will be in a big TODO list I'm
working on. From there those who don't want to join #ospkg on irc can
have a more clear overview of how to help/progress.