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
- Base install and package set for Full featured laptop or
- Base install and package set for Netbook (eeepc class) system: BasicSetupNetBook
- Setting up MUA, MSA, MDA, and MRA (mutt, ssmpt/msmtp, procmail,
fetchmail) for community work on busy mailing lists. Examples of
gmail and basic ISP use. SettingUpEmail.html
- Pointers on using git you don't seem to find on the git pages: GitTipsThatHelp
- Pointers on kernel development and kernel community interaction: LinuxKernelDevopmentTips
- TODO: add Odds and ends page:
- Ugly - Web-page creation and maintenance.
- Using Linux for presentations xrandr, fonts sizes and Friends
- IRC introduction
- minicom use and setup
- serial console with logins
- random tips and tricks...
BTW I have a sabbatical coming up next year and I'm looking for ideas
of cool things to do with that