[BangPypers] Weekend Meeting

Sriram Narayanan sriramnrn at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 18:58:58 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Rajeev J Sebastian
<rajeev.sebastian at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 9:27 AM, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/16/09, Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We can meet at TW this Sunday, no problem.
>> One other thing that we'd discussed the last weekend was how those who
>> are Python savvy can be a part of the Belenix developer community.
> Does it use python the way Pardus uses it ? Like the init system,
> service manager, package manager, etc.

Err.. No. Belenix is a distro that is based on the opensolaris ON
(operating system + network), uses KDE, aims to be an appealing
desktop to the user and to the developer, and has been the basis of
Sun;s OpenSolaris distro. We're working toward using a free toolchain,
and apart from the kernel and Firefox, everything else on Belenix has
been built using GCC 4.4.1.

Since we're a KDE based distro, we're users of the QT framework. At
the moment, KDE on Belenix is not Solaris - aware. That is, KDE
components do not have Solaris specific functionality such as
management of file systems, UI for the seriously amazing networking
stack, support for Zones and RBAC, etc. From a service side, there is
a lack of web based management /REST interfaces to administering the
system. Interesting and useful tasks would be to create management
interfaces for file systems, network stacks, observability, and
similar tools that would make the life of sysadmins easier.

These are projects that we as BangPypers can undertake, and learn a
lot in the process.

-- Sriram

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