26 Dec 2002 shlomif   » (Master)

Hacktivity

I am an Open Directory Project editor of the Configuration Management category. Yesterday I logged in, and started sorting the pending links. Many of them turned out to be off-topic or such that are already present. I accepted some of them in. Right now I'm left with 87 new links. (I started with 130 or so).

Other than that, I worked on Quad-Pres a bit. It is now in a state where it has a basic working functionality. I also came into an insight: I can release it in a form in which it does not have all the commands I want it to have - just a central installation and the old way of managing the source tree.

I messed a bit with VIPS and Nip which I spotted on Sweetcode. There's also something I did, which I forgot what it was by now. Oh well.

Reading

Still going on with the Camel book. Finished the chapter about IPC and am at the beginning of the one about threads.

Linux Meeting

Yesterday, I attended a meeting which was organized by several representatives of big Linux vendors and users in Israel. I was informed of the meeting by an E-mail message Moti Sadovsky, a Sun executive, which I decided to forward to the Linux-IL mailing list. Eventually, out of IGLU came Gilad Ben-Yossef, Shachar Shemesh, Doron Ofek and me.

The conference room was rather small, and there were quite a lot of people there and so it was settled that we will meet again at the Dan Panorama hotel sometimes around mid-January. We did settle that we did not want the forum to have a completely marketing orientation, albeit some marketing was also good. Other than that it was mentioned that a commercially-supported forum can do a great deal to advance Linux in Israel, and other stuff like that.

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