Interview with Amitai Schlair
with Amitai 'schmonz' Schlair
It introduces Amitai as both a member of
NetBSD's board of directors as well as a
developer of the NetBSD operating system and
The interview starts with NetBSD's history and its relation to today's Unix world
and how Amitai got involved with NetBSD and pkgsrc in the first case.
He outlines the differences and interrelation with
NetBSD as an operating system project, and with pkgsrc
as a cross-platform package management project, then tells
on what pkgsrc does, is and is not, and for whom pkgsrc
offers a good solution.
The interview goes into automation, bulk builds and
also mentions my pkgsrcCon Ansible talk at one point - kudos! :)
Illuminating things from a craftsman's point of view, the
look goes back to NetBSD and its advantages to serve as a modern
Unix platform for the business, its support of many
platforms and especially today virtualization, and also
NetBSD's concepts of cross-compiling and "cross-kernel"
approaches of RUMP, and the importance of automated kernel
tests not crashing an actual machine.
For more information, see www.NetBSD.org
and www.pkgsrc.org. :-)