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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Creating and Managing Portable Software

Patrick Powell, LPRng.com

Track: Open Source
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 8:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Point Loma B

This 1/2 day tutorial covers the basic steps and tools used in creating and distributing Open Source Software. The following topics are covered:

  • Source Code Distribution Architecture
  • Programming Languages and Portability
  • Using autoconf, autoheader and configure
  • OS Portability Issues
  • Distribution and Installation
    • includes discussion of licensing issues as well as creation of software distributions
  • OS Specific Distribution Problems and Examples
    • RPM
    • BSD Port
    • Solaris Package
  • Distribution Sites, Releases and Support
    • Web Sites and FTP Site organization
    • SourceForge, Open Source, GNU and others

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