FreeBSD Multimedia Resources List
Links on this page refer to multimedia resources (podcast, vodcast, audio recordings, video recordings, photos) related to FreeBSD or of interest for FreeBSD users.
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EuroBSDCon 2008 - Ion-Mihai Tetcu - Improving FreeBSD ports/packages quality
Added: 22 October 2008
Tags: eurobsdcon, eurobsdcon2008, freebsd, ports, packages, ion-mihai tetcu
MP3 (1 byte, 56 minutes), OGG (1 byte, 56 minutes), PDF (1 byte, n pages)
This talk is focused on ways to improve the quality of FreeBSD's ports and packages and it's partially based on the 5 months experience of writing and running the consecutive versions of "QA Tindy".
Ion-Mihai "IOnut" Tetcu is a 28 years old FreeBSD ports committer and maintains about 40 ports scattered in the Ports Tree. He lives in Bucharest, Romania where he runs and co-owns an IT& company and he's a member of Romanian FreeBSD and FreeUnix User Group (RoFUG). His non-IT interests include history, philosophy and mountain climbing.
OpenFest 2005 Videos
Added: 27 March 2008
Tags: openfest, openfest2005, presentation
Offical Bulgarian FreeBSD Mirror - Dimiter Vasilev (411 Mb), Embedding BSD - Ivo Vachkov (345 Mb), Route and firewall redundancy using CARP and pfsync - Atanas Bachvarov (153 Mb), FreeBSD Jails - Deyan Dyankov (13 Mb), QoS etc with OpenBSD pf (501 Mb), DIY FreeBSD Port (326 Mb)
Various videos of OpenFest 2005 (Bulgarian)
Kris Moore - Building self-contained PBIs from Ports (Automagically)
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 26 May 2008
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2008, slides, pc-bsd, ports, pbi, kris moore
PDF file (120 Kb, 26 pages)
Building self-contained PBIs from Ports (Automagically)Creating a self-contained application from the ports tree
PC-BSD provides a user-friendly desktop experience, for experts and casual users alike. PC-BSD is 100% FreeBSD under the hood, while providing desktop essentials, such as a graphical installation system, point-n-click package-management using the PBI system, and easy to use system management tools; All integrated into an easy to use K Desktop Environment (KDE).
The PBI (Push Button Installer) format is the cornerstone of the PC-BSD desktop, which allows users to install applications in a self-contained format, free from dependency problems, and compile issues that stop most casual users from desktop adoption. The PBI format also provides power and flexibility in user interaction, and scripting support, which allows applications to be fine-tuned to the best possible user experience.
This talk would go over in some detail our new PBI building system, which converts a FreeBSD port, such as FireFox, into a standalone self-contained PBI installer for PC-BSD desktops.
The presentation will be divided into two main sections:
The Push Button Installer (PBI) Format
- The basics of the PBI format
- The PBI format construction
- Add & Remove scripting support within PBI
Building PBIs from Ports "Auto-magically"
- The PBI build server & standalone software
- Module creation & configuration
- Converting messy ports into PBIs
BSDCan-2007 - Videos
Source: BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference
Added: 14 August 2007
Tags: bsdcan, bsdcan2007, talks, erwin lansing, ports
MOV file (39 Mb, 20 minutes)
The 2007 BSDCan conference
Erwin Lansing - The state of the FreeBSD Ports Tree
Server deployment in mass-hosting environment using FreeBSD Ports system by Stanislav Sedov (in russian)
Source: Hostobzor, the Russian conference of hosting provider
Added: 24 November 2008
Tags: hostobzor, hostobzor12, freebsd, ports, stanislav sedov, russian
PDF version (470 Kb, 30 pages), PDF version (61 Kb, 5 pages)
Recently I have been attending Hostobzor 12th, the Russian conference of hosting providers, beeing held at Raivola hotel near St. Petersburg. The event was great as always thanks to organizers. There was a number of intersting talks given, a lot of interesting discussions held, and, what I appreciate better, a lot of new people with great ideas met.
I gave a talk on using the FreeBSD Ports system to mange a large-scale virtual hosting installations based on Hosting Telesystems experience. I tried to describe in detail how we use the ports collection to deploy a large number of servers diverced by architecture and OS versions, how we build packages and distribute them among servers, talked about how we use Mercurial VCS to incrementally merge upstream changes into our modified ports collection and FreeBSD src trees. Hopefully, I've not screwed it much... At least, some people was interested a lot and asked interesting questions.