FOSDEM talks/slides: pkgsrc on MirBSD, pkgin (Updated)
Last weekend the Free and Open Software Developer Meeting (FOSDEM)
happened. As in previous years, there was a booth manned by
people from various BSD-projects, and there were also
two(?) talks related to NetBSD and its related project pkgsrc:
Thomas 'wiz' Klausner pointed out that there was
actually a whole "BSD Devroom", and there were
many BSD-talks there, including:
- NetBSD and MirBSD developer Benny Siegert gave a talk titled
"pkgsrc on MirBSD" -
see his slides! pkgsrc is a framework for packaging and building 3rd party applications from source. Besides MirBSD, it runs on many
other platforms like Linux and Mac OS X.
- While building from source is fine, it costs a lot of time.
pkgsrc can also create binary packages, and to manage those,
there is "pkgin", a binary package manager.
Its developer, Emile 'iMil' Heitor
introduced it in a talk -
see the slides (PDF)!
Besides other talks that were less focused on NetBSD/pkgsrc,
this event shows that there's a pretty active group of
BSD advocates in Europe that manage to advocate "BSD"
in its entirety pretty well. Well done, guys!
- MINIX3 and BSD, by Arun Thomas
- The Lua Scripting Language in the NetBSD Kernel, by Marc Balmer
- Touch your NetBSD - towards tablet integration, by Pierre Pronchery
- pkgsrc on MirBSD, by Benny Siegert
- Introduction to pkgsrc, and to package creation in NetBSD, by Noud de Brouwer
- pkgin, a binary package manager for pkgsrc, also by Emile Heitor
- Automated package building, by Nicolas Thauvin
[Tags: Events, fosdem, mirbsd, pkgin, pkgsrc]