[Ukfreebsd] Notes from Friday's meeting

Sevan Janiyan venture37 at geeklan.co.uk
Wed Jul 5 18:33:57 BST 2017

Nfs on ms dos
Microsoft Nfs auth extensions
Plan 9 on IBM blue gene
Culture & devops as a job title
ksh in Minix & Pdksh
Recycling a BeBox
"SGI made clever mistakes"
Enterpricey hardware & licensed features
"you're always organising pub meetings"
Citrix solutions on top of windows to simplify deployment, management &
cost of renting a dedicated server in colo vs hosting same setup on AWS.
Most do not rengineer to take advantage of new environment but instead
use it as an opportunity to just ditch some hardware
devel/git in freebsd port allows you to strip functionality & thus the
dependency list, right back.
"What time are we starting tomorrow?" - (turned out the registration
email sent to everyone stated a later start time)
Gate keepers vs DIY model for merging changes into branches
Build testing changes before merging & the lack of
LOCUS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOCUS_(operating_system)

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