September 27, 2009 posted by Matthias Scheler
On Friday, the 18th of September, a group of NetBSD developers from all over the world met during a developer summit at the Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge/UK. It provided a great opportunity for developers to meet each other in person, to share ideas and to talk about ongoing and future projects.
The summit was organised by Stephen Borrill and sponsored by Precedence Technologies, a Cambridge based company selling NetBSD based products.
Based on a presentation by Alistair Crooks the roadmap for NetBSD 6.0 was discussed. Here are some of the highlights that are planned for NetBSD 6.0:
- kernel modules
- POSIX shared memory
- processor & cache aware scheduler
- Mobile IPv6
- netboot from HTTP
- iSCSI initiator
- Xen domU migration, suspend & resume
- Xen ballon driver
- Gaols via kauth (similar to FreeBSD jails)
- iSCSI booting
The current plan is to branch NetBSD 6.0 in March 2010 and release it in summer 2010.
July 13, 2009 posted by Matthias Scheler
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September,
University of Cambridge, UK
A day of tutorials followed by 2 days of conference talks covering a wide variety of BSD related topics. This is the European BSD Community's annual event to meet, share and interact across the projects and between friends.
This year's line up features...
- ISC and *BSD
- OpenBSD malloc
- How FreeBSD finds oil
- NetBSD's LVM
- faster packets in OpenBSD
- Wireless Mesh networks
- Kirk McKusick's FreeBSD Guide
... and more. The full talk list and schedule: http://2009.euroBSDcon.org
Discounted Early Bird registration runs until 2nd September. Book your place now at http://2009.euroBSDcon.org
Final programme may be subject to alteration. EuroBSDcon is a not for profit event open to everyone so please help spread the word online and offline.
If you're interested to read this far, you can sign up for future announcements about EuroBSDcons by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Your address will only be used to contact you about European BSD events.
EuroBSDcon 2009 : September 18-20th, Cambridge, England.
June 30, 2009 posted by Antti Kantee
At USENIX 2009 I talked about rump file systems.
and slides are available.
Additionally, USENIX members can view a video
of the presentation.
May 06, 2009 posted by Matthias Scheler
EuroBSDCon 2009 - Call for Papers
9th European BSD Conference
September 18 - 20, 2009
University of Cambridge, UK
The European BSD Community is once again gathering for
EuroBSDcon. In 2009, we invite you to join us in Cambridge,
England for the latest in discussion, dissemination and
development of material from the many BSDs and their related
communities. This, the ninth European BSD conference is a
great opportunity to present new ideas to the community and
to meet some of the developers behind the different BSDs.
The two day conference program (September 19 - 20) will be
complemented by a tutorial day preceding the conference
Call for Papers
The Conference is inviting authors to submit innovative and
original papers not submitted to other European conferences on the
applications, architecture, implementation, performance and security of
BSD-derived operating systems. Investigations on economic aspects regarding the
operation of BSD systems are also welcome. Topics of interest for the EuroBSD
Conference 2009 include, but are not limited to:
- application development and deployment
- device drivers
- security and safe coding practices
- methods others should know about
- system administration: techniques and tools of the trade
- operational and economic aspects
Prospective authors of contributions to the technical program are
requested to submit an abstract via http://2009.eurobsdcon.org/
All submissions will be acknowledged. Presentations may last from
15 to 45 minutes - please indicate how long you would like.
This is the initial call for papers; a more focussed call based on
initial accepted submissions will follow in March 2009. We will
begin accepting talks early in 2009.
Authors of accepted submissions should provide a full paper for
publication in the conference proceedings and give permission to the
organizers to publish the results in the printed proceedings and on
the conference web site at www.eurobsdcon.org
Call for Tutorial Proposals
Selected tutorials on practical and problem-solving aspects of
BSD-derived operating systems will be offered on the day before the
Conference. The tutorials will be presented by speakers who
have wide experience in developing and administering the different
BSDs. Potential tutorial themes could include, but are not limited to:
- Safe coding practices to provide secure solutions
- System load testing and tuning
- BSD in a large network
- Solving sets of problems
If you are interested in presenting a tutorial, please contact the
organisers on email@example.com
with what you're thinking. Initial
exploratory conversations are as welcome as full proposals.
We are seeking companies or institutions to sponsor various
elements of the conference in order to keep delegate fees as
low as possible. Sponsorship opportunities include: paying
for a speaker's travel or accommodation; providing bursaries
for delegates who cannot pay the conference fee themselves;
sponsoring catering, lunches, or the conference dinner.
All sponsors will be listed in the conference proceedings
and included on our website with a link back to your
site. You will also have the opportunity to provide
literature for distribution in delegate packs. Please
contact the UKUUG Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to discuss
the possibilities or see http://www.eurobsdcon.org/
|Final abstract deadline:
||May 31st 2009
|Final tutorial deadline:
|Final papers due:
||September 19 - 20
For more, see http://www.eurobsdcon.org/
March 19, 2009 posted by Masao Uebayashi
AsiaBSDCon 2009 was held during March 12-15 at Tokyo University of Science and successfully ended on March 15. Even though economy is quickly going down, we had more participants than we expected. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
On behalf of AsiaBSDCon 2009 staff
February 24, 2009 posted by Matthias Scheler
Since 2001 the yearly European BSD Conference provides a great opportunity to present new ideas and meet developers of all BSD projects. This year's European BSD conference takes place in Cambridge, UK.
If you have a paper that you would like to present at the conference or an idea for a tutorial please let the program committee know as the conference cannot succeed without your contributions.
In addition Stephen Borrill is organising a NetBSD developer summit in Cambridge before the EuroBSDCon.