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Citrix Xen App for FreeBSD

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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

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June 12th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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New Ports committer, Alexander Logvinov, avl@

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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 :)

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May 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

dhn flying solo

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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 :-)

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May 20th, 2009 at 5:01 am

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Day 2 at BSDcan

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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.

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May 8th, 2009 at 2:12 am

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‘Twas the night before BSDcan

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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 :)

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May 6th, 2009 at 3:55 am

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New ports committer, Gabor Pali

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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!

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April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 am

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New ports committer, Dennis Herrmann

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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!

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March 4th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

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GAHR’s Legion of Telestorian Minions

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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@

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December 12th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

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Long time no post :(

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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.

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November 21st, 2008 at 4:35 am

jadawin is flying solo

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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!

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June 26th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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