Ports and packages summit – BSDCan 2012

May 9, 2012: 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:30, and 15:00-16:00 EDT; DMS 1160

[note: please coordinate edits to this page with chaircreature MarkLinimon.]

Attendees (preliminary list) (sorted alpha Lastname)

Summary

The FreeBSD project has provided prebuilt ready-to-install binary packages for many years on a best-effort basis. While these packages do work in a large number of cases, there are too many inconsistencies and failure combinations, from the unpredictable update frequency to dependency handling across upgrades, for them to be used on a wider scale. This session centers on a round-table brainstorm that begins with a summary of the tremendous progress made in the last 12 months, and closes with a discussion of the roadmap on how to improve binary package creation, distribution, installation and upgrading.

See also 2011's slides for some background.

Agenda (beta)

(note: slides are currently being written and their order may change.)

Session 1 (11:00-12:00)

This session is intended to cover the current tasklist, including both what has changed in the last 12 months since the previous BSDCan, and a brief summary of what we think we can do by the end of the year. Due to the amount of information we need to present, this session will be structured; attendees will be asked to wait for the third session to go into blue-sky proposals. This session is appropriate for all developers.

Session 1 (13:00-14:30)

This session is intended to cover what we think we can do by the end of the year. This session will be structured; attendees will be asked to wait for the third session to go into blue-sky proposals. This session may be most appropriate for the key ports developers.

Session 2 (15:00-16:00)

The first part is intended to be somewhat structured:

The remainder of the time is unstructured:

(anyone want to take up the topic of ports cross-compilation?)

Common Complaints

201205DevSummit/Ports (last edited 2012-04-27 05:27:33 by MarkLinimon)