[OpenIndiana-discuss] other FS

Apostolos Syropoulos asyropoulos at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 23 19:09:30 UTC 2010

>> I have created  pkgadd/pkgrm packages for all these programs  from 
>> http://www.sunfreepacks.com/ so I guess I can help with these.
> We'd  absolutely love to get those integrated, and help would very much be  
> We're working on providing an easy method to get additional  software into the  

Well, I must admit that I know very few things about IPS... But I believe it is 
difficult to make these packages part of a repo.
> http://wiki.openindiana.org/display/~guido/OI+Extra+Consolidation

The URL "asks" for a login/password and I do not have one :-)

> For  packages that are patent encumbered, we're pondering having a separate  
> in a left-leaning country so we can include things like  
>libdvdcss/ffmpeg/mp3/mpeg2 libraries etc. 
> Although things like libdvdcss can be  used to infringe copyright, most people 
>just want it to 
> play their  DVDs.

Indeed and sometimes people want to make backup copies of their DVDs. 

> Do you use IRC? A lot of our communication is happening in #oi-dev  on 
>irc.freenode.net - 
> we  can get you set up with development Zones to use for building and testing. 
>We  have a 
> fast box (Dual Xeon X5550 with 32GB ram and SSD disks) available which we  can 
> provision zones on.

In fact I have used IRC only once, but I am sure I will remember my chatting 
skills very
quickly ;-) 

> If you know anyone else who has  contributed to OpenSolaris or open source 
>in the past who would be  interested in contributing, please do reach out to 
>them as  well.

There is someone who I have already contacted!


Apostolos Syropoulos
Xanthi, Greece


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