Next up in the stream of p2k18 reports is one from Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@):
Because there was yet another national railroad strike, I decided not to take any chance and arrived on the eve of the hackathon. I figured it would be a good excuse for a pajama party at gilles@'s. It turned out to be a great achievement… thank you mead :-)
I joined the hackathon with plenty on my todo list and to my surprise managed to finish or at least narrow down a plan for most items.
I'd sent out some ports for OKs, and was cleaning up some long-standing diffs for BFD when I overheard a conversation between Paul Irofti (pirofti@) and Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) about remembering which WiFi networks a machine has connected to. I mentioned I had 90% of that done, and only needed to finish the remaining 90%. After some discussion, I sent out my existing diff with the warning "it breaks WEP".
Besides trying to reach Nantes (for some reason it has always been more complicated than it seems, even if I live not too far away; I now consider it as an achievement in itself), my goal for this hackathon was mostly to work with Gilles on fixing the remaining issues for the config rewrite of smtpd. I will not go into a detailed description of the whys and wherefores, since he already explained a lot about it. It is something quite big we needed for a long time, and we wanted to have it done for good before adding other features we had in mind.
Stefan Sperling (stsp@) kindly sent in a report on his activities around p2k18:
The first item I worked on in Nantes was an update of the Apache Subversion port to the freshly released version 1.10.0. This in itself was a very small amount of work to do. However, having implemented several new features in the upstream code base since Subversion 1.9 was released over 3 years ago, committing this update to the OpenBSD ports tree felt like a huge relief. Doing some downstream packaging meant finally applying the last bits of finish to the coating after years of work. Stuart Henderson (sthen@) and Philip Guenther (guenther@) provided feedback and helped with testing.
Our next p2k18 report comes from Christian "naddy" Weisgerber, who writes:
By the time I arrived in Nantes, I was not in the best of moods. The French railroad strike had forced me to cancel my train tickets and book flights instead; the late evening leg of the journey was delayed by one and a half hours because the plane required repairs; and my luggage was nowhere to be found. (It would arrive the next day.) Plus, I had been too busy in the days before, so I had little idea what to work on other than vague intentions to fix the remaining clang 6 fallout, take care of a few overdue port updates, and then look at build failures on aarch64 (aka arm64). Not much of a plan, but it would prove a good plan.
Landry Breuil (landry@) has an extensive report for our readers:
I came to this hackathon with vague plans to play with WebRTC and firefox (i had brought an external Logitech Orbit webcam that weerd@ sent me ages ago and a headset/mic) and nothing more … and it proved out to be the right plan, as i was way more productive than i expected !
Next up with a p2k18 report is Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse (jasper@):
When the strikes were announced I decided to change my travel plans a bit and ended up arriving in Nantes one day early. That made me avoid the strikes that were on strike, oh well.