Small is Beautiful!

by M. David Peterson

Firstly, a quick shout out to the folks on irc://freenode/conary, in particular mkj_wk, jtate, and Tybstar for helping me to quickly get to the bottom of a build problem I was having --

And when I say quickly I mean from the time I logged in to the time the problem was solved was less than two minutes.

TWO MINUTES!!!

NOTE-TO-WWW: If you know nothing about rPath and/or rBuilder -- you need to fix that and you need to fix that *FAST* else get left behind by the rest of us that took the time to learn about all the wonderfullness that is rPath, rPath Linux, rBuilder, the conary build and distribution system, and the rPath Appliance Agent (among other things.) To truly understand virtualization and appliance-based computing, you need to get to know *EVERYTHING* you can about all of the above mentioned products and services made available to the world at *ZERO* cost by the good folks @ rPath.

More on the above soon, though I would *HIGHLY* recommend watching this two minute clip and be a smarter, more informed human being because of it. I would alsp recommend learning more about rPath, the company, in general. Contact information is located @ that same link. :)

In the mean time,

As per my recent check-in notes to the nuXleus project repository (*PROUDLY* hosted and developed by the same mentioned technologies by the same mentioned folks).


3 Comments

Carla Schroder
2006-11-17 10:49:52
Aww you coder geeks, you act you're discovering free microbrews when something like this comes along.


I'm just an old country sysadmin who can write Bash scripts that everyone laughs at, but hey, they work even if they aren't pretty. So I'm wondering is this comparable to using Busybox/uclibc/buildroot?

M. David Peterson
2006-11-17 21:03:37
@Carla,


We get free beer too??? SWEET!!! ;) :D


On the serious side (well, kinda serious anyway ;) -- You do realize you just posted this to a post made in the Windows DevCenter, right? ;) :D


On a completely serious note, I must admit that I very much do envy those of you who cut your teeth on the Unix commandline. Me? Technically speaking a Timex Sinclair 1000, but officially speaking, (Auto)Lisp via (obviously) AutoCAD to then "graduate" to Windows. Of course, I'm no stranger to the *nix commandline, but then again (please see the fact that I cut my teeth on a tablet-based Lisp programming environment and Windows ;) :D)


Thanks for the smile, Carla! :D

Carla Schroder
2006-11-20 10:40:39
I'll bathe in Lysol to kill the windoze cooties. But back at the rPath ranch, they're Linux-based. So I'm guessing you already got into the free beer!