Fwd: Upcoming NexentaCore 2.0 Hackathon and Bounties

Anil Gulecha anil at nexenta.org
Tue Jan 20 04:09:17 UTC 2009


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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Anil Gulecha <anil.verve at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:38 AM
Subject: Upcoming NexentaCore 2.0 Hackathon and Bounties
To: OpenSolaris Announce <opensolaris-announce at opensolaris.org>, Open
Solaris <opensolaris-discuss at opensolaris.org>, gnusol-devel at sonic.net,
gnusol-users at sonic.net

Hi All,

The NexentaCore platform 2.0 (NCP2) has has grown leaps and bound
since the last round of hackathon in October. Our repository has size
increased by over 200%, thanks to the Autobuilder. So the repository
now has over 13000 binary packages (and growing) from the Ubuntu 8.04

We're in beta stage and are working on the final changes before NCP2
is announced. There are many tasks left to be done; we invite you to
join in and help us build the next release of one of the more popular
Opensolaris distribution.

*Package porting:  Most of the packages in the repository are now
automatically built. There are a few crucial packages that need to be
built manually, and allow the builder to pick up on the rest.

*Documentaiton: Not everyone knows how easy some tasks are on Nexenta.
Help us write documentation, so new users find migrating much easier.

*Distributions: NCP has now evolved to a tested core platform. Use the
existing packages and window managers in the repository to build your
own distribution using our distribution builder; tune Nexenta for a
particular appliance and help us enhance our installer.

Significant contributions will be featured on our homepage. And its
not just fame that comes your way.. we also have few small bounties to
give away.

That hackathon starts on the 23rd of this month. Join us on #nexenta
to get started.

Further Information: http://www.nexenta.org/os/Hackathon
IRC web interface: http://www.nexenta.org/chat
Autobuilder: http://builder.tajinc.org/?f=repository_status

The Nexenta team

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