[pkg-xen-devel] Getting Started
thilts33 at telus.net
Tue Feb 20 18:40:30 CET 2007
I would like to participate in Xen Debian package development. I am not
sure if this email should go to this list or somewhere else. According
to the wiki this is the development list for Xen Debian package
development. I have just subscribed to the list and have not yet been
authorized as a list member so any response should be sent to
thilts33 at telus.net.
My name is Ted Hilts and I am very new to Debian but not to Linux.and
not new to Xen. I am a early retired IT professional developer with
engineering background but most of that experience was with Mainframe,
Mini, and Micro 68000. and others and I have done some small development
efforts on Linux but have primarily been involved with Linux as a user.
I have had experience with most of the computer languages. Given time I
should be able to easily slide into more development type exercises as I
headed up a number of big projects as well as small projects while in
IT. I did notice that Xen development lacked a proper body of technical
cohesive information regarding it's architecture with the exception of
some block diagrams and overriding concepts regarding it's operation.
For details one had to study the code and comments..Things may have
changed over the last 2 years. I understand Xen conceptually but am
unfamiliar with details of it's software architecture so it will take a
while to come up to speed on all the modules and their interaction. It's
always difficult jumping into existing projects with the expectation of
performing at the same level as those that have been in the project from
the project's onset. That's why I think it best to start with
documentation both technical documentation as well as user
documentation. Also, to facilitate documentation and growth towards
more developmental exercises I could do extensive testing.
Until I come up to speed with the Debian Distribution I think the best
approach is to test.
To facilitate that I will need access to the appropriate CVS so I can
remotely access it.
Also, I am purchasing a custom made machine for this purpose and would
request you specify architecture, memory, disks, etc. This machine will
be dedicated to Linux Xen Debian testing with a large number of
partitions set aside for DomU installastions and a large partition for
Dom0 ETCH which is what you will probably recommend. Arrangement are
underway to connect (via wireless) to a high speed Internet connection.
Currently, I have about 15 machines on my private LAN used only for my
own purposes. My location is on a farm in Northern Alberta, Canada about
63 miles NE of the capital city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I should
be able to give other developers and users some kind of remote login
access so they can access and use the DomU test virtualizations set up
and reserved for testing and development.
If you think I can be of value in this way then please advise.Hopefully,
I have not misdirected this email.
Thanks, in any event I am looking forward to joining the list -- Ted
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