Things went well at last night’s IE-OSUG meeting. We had about 20 people show up for our topic – a fairly high-level talk aimed at OpenSolaris for GNU/Linux users. While we glossed over a lot of technical detail, I think for people who’ve never used OpenSolaris before, these talks were fine.
If you missed the meeting, don’t panic – we’ve got the slides as well as audio from the talks in mp3 form available online. I did a quick and dirty cleanup of the recording last night after the meeting, trying to correct levels when questions were asked from the audience. I was using an old Sun microphone pointed at the presenter on the night, and it’s range wasn’t fantastic. I’ll keep practising my audio-editing skills for the next meeting. (been thinking for a while that an OpenSolaris podcast would be really cool… )
To kick things off, I gave a quick run down of some of the more notable events in April – my slides are available if you want to see these, essentially selections from Glynn’s excellent weekly news mails (55, 56, 57
Then Eoin Hughes presented a whirlwind intro to SMF, /dev and packaging in OpenSolaris – slides here. Again, this was a high-level introduction, not an in-depth examination of these things.
Alberto Ruiz then presented a brief look at device naming in OpenSolaris, some basic networking configuration, and a quick look at ZFS. (I loved slides 17, 18 & 19, though I could happily add more suggestions to his list :-)
Finally, Michal Pryc gave a pretty fast demo of ZFS – it’s hard to demo all of ZFS in only a few minutes, so we may need to revisit that (again!) at some point in the future. As they say though, if a picture is worth a thousand words, a demo is worth a million more, so it was great to have the demo.
Our next talk will be on May 29th, and we’re still thinking about what to present – but if you have any ideas, please let us know!