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- Subject: [SLUG] AOSS4 -- Sydney, July 20
- From: Conrad Parker <conrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Jun 27 16:50:10 2002
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the next oz open source symposium is in Sydney next month, with cheap
pricing for SLUG members and even cheaper for students. It's a one-day
technical symposium, with a focus on development techniques (testing,
BitKeeper, distcc) and details of in-progress open source projects.
Registrations are now open for the fourth Australian Open Source Symposium
(AOSS 4), to be held at UNSW, Sydney on Saturday July 20, 2002. AOSS is an
annual gathering of the Australian Open Source community.
The Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG Inc.) is proud to announce the
programme for this symposium, including the following presentations:
Erik de Castro Lopo: The libsndfile test suite.
Erik will talk about the ideas behind, the implications of and the
implementation of libsndfile's test suite as well as giving a very
brief introduction to autogen.
Matt Chapman: rdesktop
rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services,
capable of speaking Microsoft's proprietary Remote Desktop Protocol.
Lucy Chubb, Gelato project: Large page support in the Linux kernel
The IA64 hardware currently provides support for page sizes of up to
256MB, but there is limited support to use any of this capability
within Linux. Lucy will talk about the work in progress within the UNSW
Gelato project to implement superpages in IA64 Linux.
Peter Chubb: Bitkeeper
Come and find out what Peter Chubb means by his current sig, "You are
lost in a maze of BitKeeper repositories, all almost the same.", as he
talks his experience with BitKeeper as he works on the Linux source code.
Duraid Madina: SwapBox
SwapBox is a network-attached storage device optimized to act as high
performance swap space.
Leni Mayo: Serel
Serel adds synchronisation and integrity-checking to the operating
system "service startup" phase, allowing a computer's services to
start in parallel. Without parallelism, "service startup" is typically
the most time-consuming part of the boot process.
Peter Miller: Testing? What testing?
This talk presents a simplistic yet powerful model of what a test is.
When you intend to test your software, you have to design your software
to be testABLE. The talk will examine attributes of software implied
by this model. Some examples of automated testing will be given.
Martin Pool, HP: distcc
distcc is a program which speeds up software builds by distributing
the build across multiple machines.
Martin Schwenke: Big Blue Penguins
IBM and open source sound like non-overlapping spaces. Martin works
with IBM's Linux Technology Center in Canberra and tells us what it's
Liam Widdowson: The tdb Replication System
The Trivial Database Replication System is an open source database
engine that allows UNIX systems to utilise a distributed, replicated,
peer-to-peer DBM style database.
Registrations are now open. The registration form is available at:
Pricing is as follows:
AUUG Members $60
Note that members of ISOC-AU, SAGE-AU, LUV, BUGS and SLUG, and UNSW staff,
are also eligible for the Members' rate. Prices are in Australian Dollars.
AOSS4 is proudly sponsored by UNSW and the UNSW GELATO project, and
supported by SLUG and BUGS.
Please direct any enquiries about AOSS4 or AUUG Inc. to the AUUG Business
Free Call: (1800) 625 655
Fax: 02 8824 9522
ABOUT AUUG Inc.
AUUG Incorporated is the Australian UNIX(*) and Open Systems Users Group.
AUUG is a national body offering its members access to information on current
and future UNIX and Open Systems technologies.
AUUG's aims, as stated in the constitution, are: "To promote knowledge and
understanding of Open Systems including but not restricted to the UNIX
system, networking, graphics, user interfaces and programming and development
environments, and related standards."
However, Michael Paddon (AUUG President 1994-1998) captured the flavour of
AUUG better when he described it as, "a bunch of people who gather together
to talk about the cool stuff they're doing - preferably over a beer."
ABOUT THE UNSW GELATO PROJECT
Gelato is a worldwide consortium focused on enabling open source Linux-based
Itanium computing solutions for academic, government and industrial research.
The UNSW GELATO team is concentrating on provision of technology and
research for the kernel, device drivers, and specialised tools and
enhancements required for kernel and device driver development.