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Videos and Report From Embedded Linux Conference 42

Thomas Petazzoni writes "The fourth edition of Embedded Linux Conference was held from April 15 to 17 in Mountain View, California. With more than fifty talks and tutorials around the use of Linux in embedded devices, this conference covered a wide range of topics: power management, debugging techniques, system size reduction, flash filesystems, embedded distributions, real-time, graphics and video, security, etc. For those who could not attend the conference, Free Electrons has published under a free license videos of nineteen talks and an extensive report of them. You can for example watch Andrew Morton's keynote, Klaas van Gend's talk about the real-time version of the Linux kernel, or Mike Anderson's tutorial on the use of JTAG probes for kernel debugging."
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Videos and Report From Embedded Linux Conference

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  • by Martin Blank ( 154261 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @12:43AM (#23399230) Homepage Journal
    It can't be a real technical conference. The media isn't posted in a format locked to Windows.
  • will they ever be available?

    Free Electrons should free all of them... after all freedom is it's business.
  • Slashdot gripes (Score:2, Insightful)

    Okay, this is the third thread in a row on the front page that has been nothing more than an overblown opinion piece or random uninteresting conference coverage. I don't think anyone is really going to be disenfranchised if I take a detour from our regularly scheduled wankfest and open up the floor to Slashdot gripes.

    Slashdot has changed a lot since I first logged on here so many years ago. And while I don't expect a site to be static, I do expect that it evolve to preserve the good features and remove the
    • Re:Slashdot gripes (Score:5, Insightful)

      by William Robinson ( 875390 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @01:57AM (#23399546)
      offtopic -1

      Looks like a karma burning time for me too.....

      BadAnalogyGuy, I have enjoyed your posts, and, still remember funny comments by other members few months ago....something like 'I wanted to tell you how bad your analogy is, before I saw your ID'.

      I do not agree with you completely. As far as, humour on Slashdot is concerned, I have thoroughly enjoyed funniest posts, one of them being part of my signature too.

      Having said that, IMO, I am also waiting for some good discussion on this topic, being a solution provider using embedded Linux and FreeRTOS [freertos.org]. I was specially interested in some discussion on Power Saving, Audio and Video services, codecs, EMI and its effects on reliability. And I am hopeful, somebody with good knowledge on this subject could post some insightful comments on this.

      To answer your question, I have not enjoyed any web site more than Slashdot (pr0n excluded :-D) and I hope to see still lot better of it.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward
      What changes have you seen to Slashdot that have diminished your enjoyment of this site?

      Why, the proliferation of bad analogies, of course.

    • Re:Slashdot gripes (Score:5, Insightful)

      by rabiddeity ( 941737 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @03:13AM (#23399856) Homepage

      Okay, this is the third thread in a row on the front page that has been nothing more than an overblown opinion piece or random uninteresting conference coverage.
      Well, let's see, this was a conference about using Linux in embedded systems. As Slashdot is a tech site with heavy emphasis on open source software, and embedded systems are a huge area of modern computing (if unglamorous), this story is certainly worthy of the front page. Now I haven't been able to access TFA because it's been slashdotted, but from the article description it sounds like it might be a rather informative and interesting set of talks. One more thing: if your router or video camera is running Linux it means you can hack it. If that isn't interesting to you, maybe you're spending your time on the wrong site.

      One of the biggest regressive changes was the decision to make Funny moderations worthless, thereby turning funny posts and comments into karma sinks.
      Much better than people karma whoring with stale memes. It was getting to the point where finding actual unique comments involved digging through piles of robotic Natalie Portman overlord "jokes". They may have been funny a couple years ago but they were getting out of hand. Nowadays you can still be clever with a witty comment and not be modded down, but if you aren't REALLY funny you'll probably take a karma hit or two. This keeps us on topic, and means the comments and debate at +3 are often more interesting to read than the article itself. If I were to change one thing, yeah, it might be nice if "-1 Overrated" didn't knock comments into negative karma. But that's a pretty minor nitpick on a generally good rating system.
    • Slashdot has evolved, through this one action, into a community of sour-faced monks. Such a community makes me wonder why I want to still be a part of it.

      Ok, some gripes:

      1. Slashdot isn't evolving if it's going backwards.
      2. How do you know some people aren't becoming sour-faced nuns and not monks? Hey, maybe they're hot looking nuns who aren't really nuns but are just kind of being nuns for the first bit and then suddenly the uniforms come off and...
      3. And how can you not want to be part the coolest monestary/convent on the net?

      We should be wearing hoods and cloaks and stuff. And the rest of us who are karma whores should rightly be wearing bling and fishnets.

    • by funkboy ( 71672 )
      One word: kdawson

      Or, to be more verbose, I think there would be fewer scathing attitudes here if there were fewer dupes & misleading sensationalist headlines resulting from the editor failing to read & comprehend TFA before posting it.

      And no, I'm not new here. What continues to amaze me is the incredibly insightful commentary from technical, social, & legal visionaries that continue to post here despite the background noise.
    • "One of the biggest regressive changes was the decision to make Funny moderations worthless, thereby turning funny posts and comments into karma sinks."

      Let me start by saying I don't think the word sink means what you think it does, unless of course you mistakenly beleive Funny mods detract from your karma the way Troll and Offtopic mods do. Maybe your a Karma whore ... I don't know. It certainly sounds like it. Nothing stops you from making posts that you, perhaps mistakenly, believe are funny. I have

    • I've been thinking just the opposite. It seems to me most summaries are followed by heaps of sarcastic, ironic, humorous, etc remarks and very few worthwhile posts that add to the discussion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the funny posts, but I don't need to see 40 of them before I see an insightful one.
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by madboson ( 649658 )

      Okay, this is the third thread in a row on the front page that has been nothing more than an overblown opinion piece or random uninteresting conference coverage.

      This does not strike me as a overblown or random uninteresting conference. As others have said, the site was slashdotted quite quickly so no actual FTFA comments but embedded Linux systems? How is that a random uninteresting conference. If your not interested in that kind of thing, a) you might be in the wrong place b) don't start complaining because you clicked a link on slashdot that happened to be uninteresting to you.

      One of the biggest regressive changes was the decision to make Funny moderations worthless, thereby turning funny posts and comments into karma sinks. This has fundamentally shaped the tone of Slashdot comments into a much less humorous form. Slashdot has evolved, through this one action, into a community of sour-faced monks. Such a community makes me wonder why I want to still be a part of it.

      I personally like the fact I do not have to trudge through worthles

    • by paulbd ( 118132 )
      So much for the stale, dull, sour-faced, monkish slashdot community modding you down to -1, eh?
      • I believe there is a huge undercurrent here which desires a more free exchange of ideas. It isn't the members of the Slashdot community that I think are at fault but the badly formulated rewards system that shapes the communication into a very specific pattern.

        Posts like my original one are an anomaly and express what many people feel, so it gets modded up. But if you were watching my karma, you'd see that it dropped from Excellent to Positive due to the moderations on this post. What looks like positive (+
        • by paulbd ( 118132 )
          your karma drops when you use regular /. articles to try to launch a meta-discussion about /. itself. is this good or bad? i don't know. but it parallels lots of other things in life, both online and elsewhere.
          • It's important to give feedback about how /. is working out for you all but I agree that a thread about embedded linux is not the right place. If the /. bosses were smart then they'd have a seperate, indefinite forum for discussing issues. Perhaps they could have a poll or a few asking what we think of slashdot, and they could work from there. I just hope that they don't have a demographic age poll, as I'd feel bad if so many damn kids were smarterer than I is.
    • by niteice ( 793961 )

      One of the biggest regressive changes was the decision to make Funny moderations worthless, thereby turning funny posts and comments into karma sinks.

      When did that happen? Given that your UID is ~150k higher than mine, and that I was not aware of any change - I always assumed Funny never affected karma - I really have no idea what you're talking about.
    • by roju ( 193642 )
      I actually think the quality of articles on slashdot has been surprisingly high over the last 6 months or so. There was a period a while back where it got really bad, but lately it's been quite good. Every day there are a couple of interesting articles, the dupes seem to have mostly disappeared, and all the annoying people have moved to digg.
  • by rts008 ( 812749 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @01:42AM (#23399488) Journal
    How long until some overzealous miscreant posts:
    "But does it run on Linux?"

    When it happens, I propose that he should be tarred_n_featherd, then chained to a sweat-shop assembly line 'embedding' Linux into chipsets while surrounded by life-size posters of RMS in a speedo.

    Okay, well that's MY recurring nightmare!
  • 11 minutes on Slashdot and the server is already down.

    I guess their httpd is running on Embedded Linux :P
  • Ok by now we all know:

            videos + slashdot story = slashdotted site

    The videos are released under CC so do anyone know where to find torrents for them?
  • by Myself ( 57572 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2008 @09:28AM (#23401830) Journal
    All archived Notacon [notacon.org] talks are available for free. Fetch 'em via HTTP [notacon.org] or .torrent [notacon.org].

    Talks given by Blockparty [demoparty.us] speakers are included. Enjoy!
  • As I come across the torrents for these files (slowly showing up on TPB) I'm adding them to a list: http://scarecrow.puttynuts.com/~ryan/elc2008torrents.txt [puttynuts.com]

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