[clug] February CLUG Programmers' Special Interest Group meeting

Pietro Abate Pietro.Abate at anu.edu.au
Wed Feb 8 02:35:14 GMT 2006

automake and friends are very easy to use...
and this book might be of a start :)

once I've also use autoproject (or something similar) to bootstrap
the whole shebang

hope this helps.

On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 10:56:25AM +1100, Robert Edwards wrote:
> A future PSIG request (for someone in the know to deliver :-)
> How about a session on how to turn random little C program x into a
> full open-source acceptable project, including setting up automake,
> configure, regression testing, etc. etc.?
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards (who has just written yet another little utility in C and
> wants to learn how to turn it into a real project for others to use).
> Steve Walsh wrote:
> >We have a winner!!
> >
> >Tridge (Andrew Tridgell) has offered to talk about adding transactions to
> >tdb.
> >
> >Background;
> >
> >For those who don't know, tdb is the little database inside Samba, and
> >recently he's added transactions to it, to allow for rollback and make
> >it crash safe. That raised some interesting problems with fsync(),
> >msync() and undo logs, plus techniques for avoiding a separate
> >transaction file.
> >
> >Aaron Seigo from KDE recently showed some interest in incorporating
> >this stuff into KDE (via ldb), and Tridge has done some optimisations to 
> >tdb
> >to make this practical. Tridge will (hopefully) discuss the problems Aaron
> >hit and how
> >they were fixed.
> >
> >Hope to see you at Pancakes. Look for the PSIG Penguin sign at the bottom 
> >of
> >the stairs.
> >
> >
> >Steve
> >
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