Report from Systems 2006 @ Munich, Germany, day 1
A few impressions from the first day of Systems 2006:
So much for now, stay tuned for more news tomorrow, or just
drop by at the booth (hall A3, booth A3.542) -- good night!
- The overall impression was that the first day was pretty quiet -
I've noticed people at many booths (not only the Open Source
ones, esp. many of the "business" type ones) standing idly,
waiting for visitors to come by.
- At the NetBSD booth there was a moderate stream of people
dropping by, which left me enough time to get the NetBSD/Xen
showcase going that Daniel Seuffert brought: A 2GHz AMD
PC with 2GB RAM, running Xen with five domains: two database
domains running PostgreSQL, two "application server" domains
running Tomcat and the JPetstore Demo (which access the
two PostgreSQL database machines), and one domain for the
"client" stuff - KDE, xcon, two Konqueror windows to show
the two JPetstores on the two different machines (identified by
ther IP address), a Konsole terminal with tabs for Dom0 and
the four DomUs as well as some vncviewer windows to show
how DomUs can be managed graphically. All domains were running
NetBSD, of course.
Overall the Xen showcase was quite an attraction for people,
and overall feedback was very good!
(A screenshot of that showcase can be found
- FreePascal needs work for porting to NetBSD - they have several
options for generating code, ranging from assembling with binutils
(possibly setup for crosscompiling!) and linking against libc to
emitting code that does bypass libc and issue system calls
directly(!!! all in the name of supporting old Linux systems...).
For a working port, a first step would be to go the "use binutils
and libc" way. For that, the equivalent of crt0.o need to be setup.
(Now where's the source for crt0.o again?)
- Wikipedia.de pointed out that the
German language NetBSD
entry needs work!!! I also asked
Henning Schlottmann about adding our logo
to the Wikipedia Deutschland (which was removed twice because we
didn't waant to give up our copyright / trademark), and it seems it's
added again now! Thanks Henning!
- People asked why there is no native OpenOffice 2 for NetBSD. Good
question - any takers?
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