Would be there some interest to run a small experiment and create a
"hacking festival" (short: "hackfest") for OpenSolaris ?

The goal is a bit different than a normal "hackfest" - the idea in this
case is to get as _many_ putbacks (e.g. getting the maximum
throughput+quality by having all neccesary people for the putbacks in
_one_ location for four days with enougth coffee, whiteboards, pizza and
computers) into OS/Net and SWFNV done as possible - which means we need:
1. Hackers/developers/engineers (up to 30 people maximum, canidate
projects must have at least a raw prototype codebase which a) works
(more or less) and b) fully passes a nightly build)
2. putback sponsors (from Sun's side)
3. Code reviewers (usually recruited from either [1], [2] or via IRC)
4. People to do the RTI
5. A copy of the OS/Net + SFWNV gates which is constantly being tested
(e.g. putbacks first go into the matching SFWNV+OS/Net "hackfest" gate
and once the summit is over the gate is tested again and then synced
with the main gate)
6. Two or more lawyers (if any license issues need to be
7. Fast development and build machines.
The basic layout should look like this:
- Development machines/workstations (with no root rights for the owners
to keep them in a "stable" state (hacking/testing experiments can be
done on the "test" machines below (all machines share NFS home dirs+work
dirs so there shouldn't be a problem)))
- Test machines for doing BFU&co.
- Gate machines (where the "hackfest" gates are located)
- NFS&6o. servers (for the development machines) which provide home
dirs, project dirs, HG+Subversion repositories, email services, NTP,
FTP, Jumpstart etc.
- Tinderbox machines which constantly build+test the "hackfest" gates to
test whether all putbacks are working

Comments/suggestions/etc. welcome...



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