Archive for the ‘FreeBSD’ tag
I finally managed to get Citrix 11 committed to the repository as net/citrix_xenapp. The Citrix 10 client will be left as net/citrix_ica for a little while yet.
Please be aware that the Xen App client requires
Short story long, I was privileged to meet Greg Larkin, glarkin@, at BSDCan 2009. We were chatting during lunch time one day and he says something like, “I really should mentor somebody”. I told him I would take him up on the offer in the near future.
That moment arrived, to co-mentor avl@.
Congratulations Alexander, may your pointyhats be elusive
Dennis Herrmann worked very hard since receving his port commit bit, and today miwi and I set him free.
Good luck Dennis, and remember, I like chocolate chip cookies
My brain hurts.
I sat in sessions today, and hung on the speaker’s every word, trying to cram in as much as I possibly could.
Epic fail. SEGFAULT. Core dumped, brain fried.
I will be in Ottawa in time for lunch on day one of the DevSummit. I will attempt to blog some of of the events. Stay tuned
Just in time for the 7.2 freeze, I got word from portmgr@ that I could mentor Gabo Pali, pgj@ in ports, with gabor@ as co-mentor.
I first hooked up with pgj@ when I submitted a PR to add a light bulb joke in the FreeBSD FAQ. Since that time, pgj@ wanted to wade into the ports world by helping out with Haskell. I have been reviewing his work since the new year, and decided to make it legit early in April.
Enjoy the enhanced commit privs, Gabor, and please don’t break the INDEX!
I am fortunate to be co-mentor with Martin Wilke, to learn Dennis the subtle nuances of being a Ports Committer.
Don’t think of Dennis as +1 to the German World Domination Team, think of him as a citizen of the world. Of course, should Dennis receive is first Pointyhat, I will declare him German, and Martin will declare him West German :>
Congratulations, Dennis, may your Pointyhats be elusive!
gahr@ recently announced a temporary hiatus, http://www.gahr.ch/blog/?p=12. A group of us will be backing his ports in his absence. This coalition is called GAHR’s Legion of Telestorian Minions. We are legion, because we are many. Resistance is futile :-D.
If you are interested in joining our cabal, leave feedback here, or ping tabthorpe@
For a little while I hosted my own blog, but tore it down. Didn’t write much there, either.
So what have I been up to in the realm of FreeBSD? For a while I was helping in the smallest way with KDE4 testing, I joined the ports-security@ team, and also the donations@ team.
I have also dabbled a little with British English translations. I have join the GnomeSword team as a translator. And now that I have a better grasp of qt-linguist, I have started working on Bibletime. I am not British, I am Canadian, and I much prefer en_GB spelling!
Hopefully it will be much sooner before my next post.
After about 4 months of mentoring my protege, Philippe Audeoud, along with thierry@, we have cast him free to commit in the wild.
Good luck jadawin, go into the world, and commit to your heart’s content!