So after a few days looking into the new project OpenSDE and performing some package updates and small modifications I have decided to download packages and run some test builds for some of the archs I’m used to work with (x86, sparc, sparc64, alpha and mips), I will basically just building the generic target with the minimalistic package selection, I just want to evaluate how stable the base system is, once this is functional and estable i will move on to bigger goals.

My plans right now are taking over maintainence of the GNOME repository, implement the SELinux support and make sure the desktop target is fully funtional with XGL included.

This is where are standing so far:

== 20:03:33 =[3]=> Building filesystem/parted [1.7.1 trunk].
-> Compiler Cache enabled: 0.00% cache hits so far.
-> Reading package configuration from package directory.
-> Preparing build in src.parted.system.20060818.200331.8286.talena
-> Building. Writing output to $root/var/adm/logs/3-parted.out
*> Corrected ./ltmain.sh
-> Compiler Cache Hits while pkg build: 6.08% (11 hits, 170 misses)
-> Cleaning up ccache …
-> $root/var/adm/logs/3-parted.out -> 3-parted.log
== 08/18/06 20:06:34 =[3]=> Finished building package parted.

Creating binary package file for parted.
-> Building build/…/pkgs/parted-1.7.1.tar.bz2

== 20:06:40 =[3]=> Building develop/gdb [6.5 trunk].
-> Compiler Cache enabled: 0.00% cache hits so far.
-> Reading package configuration from package directory.
-> Preparing build in src.gdb.system.20060818.200637.30452.talena
-> Building. Writing output to $root/var/adm/logs/3-gdb.out
*> Corrected ./ltmain.sh
208 builds total, 110 completed fine, 0 with errors.

One cool thing about working on OpenSDE is the fact that I’m already quite familiar with this type of project and know the people that is involved in it, in fact some of them are close virtual friends that I’ve known for years.

More info on progress will be posted tomorrow or so.