Setting up a decent developer box for OSS work:

This page is to capture some tips and tricks I've gathered over the years of re-installing distros on systems I use for some development work.  It covers getting the tools for the work, as well as some pointers on using some of them.  If you aren't a crusty old fart developer that's been around since the PDP-11 days you may find that some of this stuff provides nice pointers to help get you started.

I'm giving a talk on this topic and the following is a link to the draft presentations:
oscon2008.pdf

Outline:



BTW I have a sabbatical coming up next year and I'm looking for ideas of cool things to do with that opportunity.