[oi-dev] [developer] First illumos-userland hackathon

Garrett D'Amore garrett at damore.org
Fri Mar 23 17:25:17 UTC 2012

I'm thinking I may be coming to the OSS in AMS.  (I'm trying to get Nexenta to fund my airfare though - I can give one more or talks on illumos, etc.)  I may come anyway.  If I do, we should chat further about this.

	- Garrett

On Mar 23, 2012, at 10:11 AM, Bayard Bell wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 4:41 PM, Garrett D'Amore <garrett at damore.org> wrote:
>> I'm glad to see this, although a little disappointed that its strictly an illumos userland bit -- why not also include some opportunity for illumos-gate.
> I've definitely been encouraging people with a primary interest in
> porting and packaging who are interested in distro development to get
> more involved with illumos-gate as our closest upstream. I've done a
> scan of issues in the OI tracker recently, and there's a decent amount
> of stuff that needs upstream resolution, so one of the things I might
> do is create upstream issues for that and walk people through fixing
> as many of those as possible. The distros are definitely one place
> where the rubber hits the road for illumos-gate, and I'd like to see
> more of that fed back into illumos-gate for resolution. If people in
> the community are willing to use our stuff in anger, we should oblige
> them with a measure of support. One of the things that's on my list to
> get going is a community backline, which would pull issues from all
> the distros (SmartOS, illumian, OI), get them proposed diagnosed,
> identify already existing fixes (Joyent's way ahead on this with
> SmartOS), and drive resolution in illumos-gate.
> If I were putting this in a larger context, I'd say we've addressed
> our first challenge as a community, which is showing that we can have
> a critical mass of developers successfully working under distributed
> ownership, moving our codebase forward. Our next challenge seems to me
> to be providing processes for maintaining production quality,
> including providing a degree of shared risk management for distro
> support, emphasizing the ever-moving target that is working code
> without getting caught up in the kings and presidents governance
> questions. If we mean to embrace the devops concept, this seems a
> strategic way to do it.
> Cheers,
> Bayard
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