The Illumos Pkgsrc Project need your help
The Illumos Pkgsrc Project would like to invite everybody to make this project a success. It doesn't matter if your are hacker or just a normal user, any help would be appreciated. But give a call, and we find something you can do.
Mads Worsøe Duun
I am working since 12 years as a UNIX System Administrator. I know Solaris for about 10 years now. I have knowledge in Shell Scripting, PERL, C Java, DTrace, Solaris Zones, RBAC and Veritas products like VXvM and Veritas Cluster and network knowledge as well. I am interested in Illumos, because I love the Solaris OS. It's a shame, that Oracle dropped OpenSolaris. May be I can contribute to Illumos. Let me know, what kind of work you have around.
What is the average amount of work I have to expect to do in a week? I am working 100% and therefore it is not always possible to contribute.
My Nickname on Illumos is saggitarius (just registered).
This is a sub project to Illumos called The Illumos pkgsrc project. Its about making NetBSD's portable packages build framework (pkgsrc) work/working better on Illumos/Openindiana. The project is not official supported by, Illumos, but I've just registered it as a sub project on the Illumos page (look for more details here http://www.illumos.org/projects/worsoe).
We could certainly need some help, especially when it comes to writing patches for packages that won't build or not working probably on Illumos/Openindiana. Probably also some other things, but we are currently waiting for a build zone at openindiana.org.
I've made a script that can bootstrap pkgsrc, but the one on the project page, is a old development version. I've got a new version that probably go into a final release. I won't release this version yet, because it needs a final touch. Note that the new version will be incompatible with the old development version, because of some changes in the bootstrap infrastructure.
Mads Worsøe Duun
The Illumos Pkgsrc Project