Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Speaking at MOSC 2010: SUSE Studio & Mono

Doing my bit to help advertise about the upcoming Malaysia Open Source Conference (MOSC) 2010 happening next week (29 June - 1 July 2010). I will be speaking on the topic of SUSE Studio and Mono on the second day.

MOSC homepage -> http://conf.oss.my/home.html
MOSC schedule -> http://conf.oss.my/schedule.html
MOSC speakers -> http://conf.oss.my/speakers.html

I have just completed installing SUSE Studio OnSite on my Thinkpad T61p over the weekend. Granted, I could use the freely available SUSE Studio on the Internet/WWW but I want to avoid any connectivity and bandwidth issues that usually dogged live presentations with demos. Doing my best to beat Murphy's law.

The whole process of installing & bringing SUSE Studio up was fairly smooth & straight forward. The only reason it took the whole weekend has more to do with downloading the various codebases (SLES 10, SLES 11, SLED 11) and their respective 32bit & 64bit repositories via the Subscription Management Tool (SMT) than getting the actual SUSE Studio app to work. Of course, it also helps to know one of the Senior Software Engineer behind it. This is a nod (and wink) to James Tan for providing good advise over email/IM, thus reducing my trial-n-error in customizing this specifically for MOSC. Thank you.

Over the next couple of days, I will be creating 2-3 appliances and prepping for demo walk-throughs. I will also be mucking about with some .NET webapp with Visual Studio and having it work on SLES 11 with Mono Extension. Hope to find the time to blog/document about it.

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