Dirty hacks

I have a tale. There’s a software written in Visual Basic 6, happily using PostgreSQL. The staff has to wait at least 7 minutes, *seven minutes*, for a monthly report. Biz can deal with that, but not for long. Biz buys hardware. Like real enterprise hardware. Software has to deal with money, real money. Like […]

Compute clusters for Debian development and building – final report

Compute clusters for Debian development and building – final report Summary ——- The goal of this project was intended to have Eucalyptus cloud to support ARM images so it allows Debian developers and users to be able to use such facility for taks such package building, software development (ie. Android) under a Debian pre-set image, […]

Compute Clusters Integration for Debian Development and Building – Report 4

Hello, this is the fourth report for the project. First, I’d like to apologize for being late, I took a short trip over the weekend and missed the deadline. This time I’ve good news for my project. As expected I’ve made the necesary changes to have Eucalyptus support ARM images. The approach was extending and […]

Compute Clusters Integration for Debian Development and Testing – Report 3

Hello this is the third report regarding my project. As usual, quick summary first. From my last report I have progressed much little than I would like but, as stated previously also, I’m finishing semester and between exams and projects it takes almost all my time. However, I’m free of academic duties next week and […]

Compute Clusters Integration for Debian Development and Building – Report 2

Hello, this is the 2nd report regarding my project. I’ll offer a brief summary of how are we doing and then the details, so you don’t have to read everything at all. I have to start saying that over the last two weeks I made a lot of progress on the project. The most important […]

Is Debian listening to its users?

For some time ago I’ve been pondering about this question. As long as GSoC 2009 is about to start and people are looking for project ideas, I’m posting here a very preliminar draft of my findings and an idea for a posible software project. It’s pretty written on-the-fly while I’ve managed to have some minutes […]

Problemas en gestión de proyectos de software

Los problemas que he observado en los proyectos de software tienen que ver generalmente con respecto a la gestión de equipo y recursos. Por otro lado, uno de los temas que presenta muchas situaciones complicadas es la definición del ámbito del proyecto y los requisitos del mismo.

Academia y software libre en la UPC

El software libre, desde sus inicios, ha tenido un estrecho vínculo con la academia. Proyectos como GNU, FreeBSD, Linux, se han gestado en los claustros de conocidas universidades, por sus estudiantes. Hoy en día, una buena parte del software libre, que podemos encontrar en sitios como freshmeat.net, es desarrollado dentro de entornos académicos. Toda esta […]

OLPC Peru, a silent revolution

Now that things have settled among people in Peru regarding OLPC and media attention have gone other directions I would like to elaborate a bit on my views and my personal experiences on this project here in Peru. I’m writing this in English since I consider important that people outside our country have the chance […]

GNU no es Unix

Se aproximaba el final del año 1996 u 1997 cuando el encargado de coordinación me ofreció pasar a formar parte del grupo de operadores OpenVMS en la BVL/CAVALI. Mis compañeros en TdP me decian que no aceptara, que ahi estaba bien. De hecho, ya estaba más adaptado y la gente me apreciaba, intuyo que además […]