Stephen Montgomery-Smith posted some patches for bsd.port.mk to the ports mailinglist to speed up the package dependency list creation. He did cut down the time from about 2min30sec (package dependency list of gnome2, tested on my system) to about 15 – 18sec. I enhanced this and now the time is down to about 12sec and a lot less programs to execute in the call (may be important on slow systems).
The patch for bsd.port.mk in my ports-patches directory contains more than only those improvements, the other part is not subject to submission yet.
If nobody finds some problems with the patch I will send it to GNATS and assign it to portmgr for inclusion into one of the next experimental ports builds.
Some impressions from this day:
- did meet nice people
- CAcert assuring was nice (1 of 3 assurer already gave some points to me, waiting for the rest to be able to be able to assure myself), now I know I have to get a new photo ID soon (expiry date)
- 10 – 15 people in my presentation, as there where not much people in total, this was ok/good enough for me
- not training a presentation at all is not a very good idea (I did know this already, but ENOTIME), but I was told it was ok
- having a laptop which exhibits sometimes some hardware problems will call for Murphy in any presentation more than once (thanks to Ulrich Spoerlein for jumping in with his own laptop, so I was able to continue)
- Oliver Herold (DesktopBSD) didn’t seem to have time to show up, so no minimal ex-classmate-meeting 🙁
- some photos (curtesy of Andreas Steinel)
- you can eat a good pizza at the FH in ZW
- I gave the remaining promotional material (a lot of flyers, a lot of FreeSBIE CDs and several FreeBSD 6.2 install CDs) to the UnixAG in ZW (thanks to Daniel Seuffert for providing all of this to me)
- I did not win the Cookbook for Geeks
- the 1822 Direkt Bank in Frankfurt (FFM) uses FreeBSD (and other nice Open Source stuff)
- latex-beamer is nice and easy (and was used for a lot of presentations on this day)