SouthEast LinuxFest 2014, Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/southeastlinuxfest
Nice recap by Jupiter Broadcasting (~@42 min): http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/60412/southeast-linuxfest-highlights-las-318
SQLite as an Application File Format - Richard Hipp
- SQLite Archiver
- Fossil SCM - very similar to Git in concept (distributed VCS), but keeps everything in one SQLite file. Also, only a single binary that supports built-in wiki, issue tracking, and basic GUI functions. Ultimately it allows for some some nice semantics like:
SELECT DISTINCT name FROM users; (rather than shell ginsu).
Slackware ragchew - David Cantrell
- Still alive and an impressive South-East Linux sub-culture.
- Fascinating history and interaction during the Linux “boom” (many trade shows!) with Sun, FreeBSD, and ultimately Walnut Creek CDROM (later BDSi, then Wind River Systems, then iXsystems)
- Slackware was the first “live boot” (see also zipslack)
- Version control regrets – would have been great to see the evolution, but it’s lost.
- Suse - dev’s mail spool file made it onto a distro release (wild west of builds and Linux)
- As a community we could do better… packaging is a great example (every distro has their own)
- Hallway track: awesome history of tz database (note: this was needed for his own distro as glibc? stopped pulling in the latest for static builds, which required distros to manage the dependency) - “Time (and timezones) are both technical and political.”
PBI v10: Application Management Made Easy - Ken Moore
- Wiki as data-source for rating system
- runs pkgng through a series of shell scripts and parses the output for the GUI utilities (Qt)
- Modified GRUB to support full disk encryption with ZFS
- Life Preserver takes a snapshot prior to upgrade so that in the instance of a reboot and fail you can rollback.
- Errata: Ken Moore is Kris Moore’s brother, BSDNow.tv
ZFS 101 - Dru Lavigne
- GPG/CACert KeySigning
- Ham radio meetup
- Other talks
- Making Pointers Point - Andrew Psaltis (Basic introduction to pointers in C and memory allocation)
- Trolls arent the only threat under the bridge
- Hands on ARMs - Jason Plum
- Open Blocks (4GB ethernet device)