21 May 2008 riscgrl   » (Journeyer)

well, my friends have been bugging me about using a blog, instead of yammering on on IRC, so here goes!

I've stopped hacking Gnu Gift at the moment. decided i needed OpenMosix to accomplish any real Big Jobs. just in time to watch moshe bar kill OpenMosix. without even consulting the dev team, on IRC, who was working hard at the time! needless to say, this disheartening development stopped us cold. nothing like the luminary of your project giving speeches and interviews about why your product is useless, and saying some opinion based / factually incorrect reasons. (there, wasn't that politically correct?). I'm continuing on, first writing a commentary of each patch from the last 2.6 based tree. you can see my work at my "homepage", which is really just a trac wiki. i've concentrated on documentation, due to the wise saying "if you cannot explain it, you do not understand it.". i want to understand what i'm doing, before i run around trying to fix the last grevious bugs. the source tree really isn't in that bad of a shape, its just that moshe wasn't performing linus' job of "project managment" during the 2.6 cycle, and the patches show it.

there are a couple of developers other than myself associated with the project, but after moshe's actions, we're looking to rename it. take our "luminary"'s name from the project. not that we have any good ideas, as "transparent process migration" conflicts with the trusted computing module, and "In Kernel Process Migration Infrastructure" conflicts with some power managment thingie. all the good acronyms are taken.

We're still alive, on irc, waiting for more developers, or someone with a good name! :)

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