[Fwd: AOSS4 -- Sydney, July 20 2002]
sjenkin at pcug.org.au
Thu Jun 27 18:38:48 EST 2002
I would _highly_ recommend this [Australian Open Source Symposium]
Went last year in Canberra & it was extremely good.
Australia has a long tradition of innovation & experiment - this is
cutting edge IT, even if you are 'none too technical'.
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Subject: AOSS4 -- Sydney, July 20 2002
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 16:07:05 +1000
From: Conrad Parker <conrad.parker at auug.org.au>
To: auug-announce at auug.org.au
Registrations are now open for the fourth Australian Open Source
(AOSS 4), to be held at UNSW, Sydney on Saturday July 20, 2002. AOSS is
annual gathering of the Australian Open Source community.
AUUG is proud to announce the programme for this symposium, including
Erik de Castro Lopo: The libsndfile test suite.
Erik will talk about the ideas behind, the implications of and the
implementation of libsndfile's test suite as well as giving a very
brief introduction to autogen.
Matt Chapman: rdesktop
rdesktop is an open source client for Windows Terminal Services,
capable of speaking Microsoft's proprietary Remote Desktop Protocol.
Lucy Chubb, Gelato project: Large page support in the Linux kernel
The IA64 hardware currently provides support for page sizes of up to
256MB, but there is limited support to use any of this capability
within Linux. Lucy will talk about the work in progress within the
Gelato project to implement superpages in IA64 Linux.
Peter Chubb: Bitkeeper
Come and find out what Peter Chubb means by his current sig, "You
lost in a maze of BitKeeper repositories, all almost the same.", as
talks his experience with BitKeeper as he works on the Linux source
Duraid Madina: SwapBox
SwapBox is a network-attached storage device optimized to act as
performance swap space.
Leni Mayo: Serel
Serel adds synchronisation and integrity-checking to the operating
system "service startup" phase, allowing a computer's services to
start in parallel. Without parallelism, "service startup" is
the most time-consuming part of the boot process.
Peter Miller: Testing? What testing?
This talk presents a simplistic yet powerful model of what a test
When you intend to test your software, you have to design your
to be testABLE. The talk will examine attributes of software
by this model. Some examples of automated testing will be given.
Martin Pool, HP: distcc
distcc is a program which speeds up software builds by distributing
the build across multiple machines.
Martin Schwenke: Big Blue Penguins
IBM and open source sound like non-overlapping spaces. Martin works
with IBM's Linux Technology Center in Canberra and tells us what
Liam Widdowson: The tdb Replication System
The Trivial Database Replication System is an open source database
engine that allows UNIX systems to utilise a distributed,
peer-to-peer DBM style database.
Registrations are now open. The registration form is available at:
Pricing is as follows:
AUUG Members $60
Note that members of ISOC-AU, SAGE-AU, LUV, BUGS and SLUG, and UNSW
are also eligible for the Members' rate. Prices are in Australian
AOSS4 is proudly sponsored by UNSW and the UNSW GELATO project, and
supported by SLUG and BUGS.
ABOUT THE UNSW GELATO PROJECT
Gelato is a worldwide consortium focused on enabling open source
Itanium computing solutions for academic, government and industrial
The UNSW GELATO team is concentrating on provision of technology and
research for the kernel, device drivers, and specialised tools and
enhancements required for kernel and device driver development.
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