SoC Mentor Summit Trip Report

The Foundation provided a travel grant to Bjoern Zeeb to attend the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit and the FreeBSD Vendor Summit. Bjoern’s trip report is as follows: Thank you for helping with my travel costs to the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit and the FreeBSD Vendor Summit.

Trip Report: Andrew Turner

On day one of the Developer summit, I attended the bmake/bus_bma and toolchain working groups. I contributed to these by announcing a patch to allow FreeBSD to be compiled from Linux. The patch is available,  however, it is against an old copy of HEAD and does not apply correctly.

Trip Report: Brooks Davis

The next EuroBSDCon trip report is from Brooks Davis: I arrived in Maarssen on the 5th of October and met up with fellow developers for drinks at the hotel and then dinner.

Trip Report: Gleb Kurtsou

Thanks to the FreeBSD Foundation, I was able to attend the Developer Summit and EuroBSDcon’2011. It was my first Developer Summit. Two of my main goals were to popularize PEFS and meet in person people I communicate with via email.

Trip Report: Niklas Zeising

This year I had the privilege and pleasure to attend EuroBSDcon 2011 and the preceding Developers Summit. I have had plans to travel to earlier EuroBSDcon conferences, but have never been able to partly because of the cost.

Trip Report: Daichi Goto

The next EuroBSDCon trip report is from Daichi Goto: Thank you for the great support of my journey to EuroBSDCon 2011 and the FreeBSD DevSummit 2011. It was a great experience. Thank you again.

Trip Report: Marius Strobl

The generous sponsorship of the FreeBSD Foundation for the first time allowed me to attend EuroBSDCon’11 as well as the associated Developer Summit in its entirety (so far I could only attend one day of last year’s EuroBSDCon Developer Summit).

Implementing xlocale APIs Project Update

The following project update was written by David Chisnall who received a grant from us to implement xlocale APIs to enable porting libc++. We’re pleased that the project is almost completed! It’s traditional to start this sort of thing by telling you who I am.

DIFFUSE for FreeBSD 09/25/2011

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures has been awarded a grant to implement DIFFUSE for FreeBSD.

Implementing xlocale APIs

The C standard library (libc) is one of the most important parts of a UNIX system as most programs interact with the kernel through interfaces written in C. Porting code between platforms with similar libc implementations is trivial and if something is supported by libc, higher-level languages can use it without being reimplemented.