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Wrap-up On The Ottawa Linux Symposium 94

Joe Barr writes "David Graham wraps up his coverage of the Ottawa Linux Symposium with this report on Day 4, including the closing keynote address by Andrew Morton. If you've been turned off by the commercialism of LWCE the past couple of years, you might find the OLS to be breath of fresh air. Our fearless reporter has provided detailed, behind-the-headlines coverage each day of the event."
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Wrap-up On The Ottawa Linux Symposium

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  • I was disappointed (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Ron Harwood ( 136613 ) <[ac.xunil] [ta] [rdoowrah]> on Monday July 26, 2004 @11:35AM (#9801934) Homepage Journal
    The symposium just wasn't as good as last year.

    The schedule came out late - by the time I received it, I'd already booked my travel arrangements - and ended up missing the keynote and some sessions that I would have liked to go to.

    The only sponsored session was snacks/drinks... and listening to an author talk about his (non-technical) books for what seemed like an eternity.

    The wireless network - while steady and up this year - had a crap-ass interenet connection that was less stable than a fainting goat [].

    All in all - the conference seemed haphazardly organized and last minute.
  • Re:LSB (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Short Circuit ( 52384 ) <> on Monday July 26, 2004 @11:38AM (#9801963) Homepage Journal
    Just because your distribution organized your /dev directory one way doesn't mean you have to keep it like that. Use udev to organize it however you want.

    The reason some sistems will have both /dev/hda and /dev/ide/disk0 is because not all tools recognize anything other than the original naming scheme. And not all users, either.
  • Look out Microsoft (Score:2, Insightful)

    by quadra23 ( 786171 ) on Monday July 26, 2004 @12:12PM (#9802273) Journal
    It's good to see the Linux community uniting like this toward a common goal that solely commercial vendors (aka Microsoft) have been unable to do successfully - be secure and efficient and lean (The LSB test software is about 80,000 lines of code across 2000 files on the first layer. The second layer, which is the meat of the actual tests, is about 100 files and 15,000 lines of code) without the annoyance feature bloat simply because "you need it" or "because we want you to need it".

    Let's just hope that the changes planned for LSB come out as intended. If this follows the traditional pattern of Linux this will be definite. ^^
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 26, 2004 @08:36PM (#9807344)
    Insightful, my ass. If you really care about these things, then write to the organizer and tell them in a coherent way exactly what you didn't like and why. Whining about it on slashdot ain't going to change anything.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"