[talk] NYC*BUG Tonight: OpenBSD Ports

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed Jan 3 11:05:00 EST 2018

Yes, it's cold today, but was colder yesterday and will be even colder
tomorrow. Nothing like an engaging NYC*BUG meeting to warm you up with...

Jan 3, Tonight:
OpenBSD Porting Workshop. Learn how to make ports!, Brian Callahan
18:45, LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, Manhattan

Writing ports is a crucial aspect of *BSD development. There is a lot of
software out in the world, and ports and packages make all our lives
much easier. All the non-base software you use passed through the
fingers of a porter.

Making your own ports is an easy and fun way to make your first
contributions to a *BSD project. Is there some piece of software you
just can't live without? Do you have some software of your own that you
would like to have readily available to *BSD users? Just interested in
learning about ports and package management? This is the workshop for
you! No experience necessary to participate. All set up, including an
OpenBSD virtual machine, will be available for participants.

We will be creating our own first ports for the OpenBSD project. This
workshop will be a step-by-step from identifying the software you want
to port through and including the final port ready for submission. By
the end of the workshop, you will have submitted a new port to the
OpenBSD ports@ mailing list!

Speaker Bio

Brian is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Science & Technology
Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

He is an OpenBSD developer, mostly working on ports.

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