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Writing ports is a crucial aspect of *BSD development. There is a lot of software out in the world, and ports and packages make all our lives much easier. All the non-base software you use passed through the fingers of a porter.
Making your own ports is an easy and fun way to make your first contributions to a *BSD project. Is there some piece of software you just can't live without? Do you have some software of your own that you would like to have readily available to *BSD users? Just interested in learning about ports and package management? This is the workshop for you! No experience necessary to participate. All set up, including an OpenBSD virtual machine, will be available for participants.
We will be creating our own first ports for the OpenBSD project. This workshop will be a step-by-step from identifying the software you want to port through and including the final port ready for submission. By the end of the workshop, you will have submitted a new port to the OpenBSD ports@ mailing list!
Brian is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
He is an OpenBSD developer, mostly working on ports.
He once spoke at BSDCan with George. And now George doesn't go to conferences anymore. Coincidence?