UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING
Unigroup's July 2014 meeting will be on Software and Release Testing, specifically discussing The FreeBSD (+NetBSD) Operating System Distribution Test Suites, as well as the Kyua, ATF and Jenkins testing tools/libraries.
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Location: The Cooper Union (http://www.cooper.edu) School of Engineering (*** New Building ***) 41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets) East Village, Manhattan New York City, 10003 Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month) Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the new building with the non-traditional appearance. Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to the Unigroup Meeting Room. Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union), then walk 1 block East and 1 block South. 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East then 1 block South. '4/5/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place. Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm. There are parking lots on Broadway, at (or just South of) 8th Street, across from the West side of Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.
Topic: The FreeBSD Test Suite
Introduction & Description of Talk:
In this talk, Julio Merino will present the motivation behind the FreeBSD Test Suite, its goals, its implementation and the current status of the project. The talk will include a fair amount of comparisons with the NetBSD Test Suite given that the two projects are tightly related and the NetBSD Test Suite provided the foundations for the FreeBSD counterpart.
Additionally, he will present Kyua as the runtime engine of choice for the test programs of the Test Suite and the ATF libraries as one of the many options for the implementation of the test programs themselves.
Lastly, he will present the ongoing work to integrate the test suite with Jenkins for proper Q&A during release engineering procedures as well as some thoughts as to how to perform proper kernel-level testing, given that the latter is an area where the test suite is currently lacking.
References & Web Resources:
The FreeBSD Project: http://www.freebsd.org The NetBSD Project: http://www.netbsd.org The FreeBSD Test Suite: http://wiki.freebsd.org/TestSuite FreeBSD Jenkins: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Jenkins The Kyua Project: http://github.com/jmmv/kyua The Atf Project: http://github.com/jmmv/atf Google Open Source Blog Post about This Meeting and The FreeBSD Test Suite: http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2014/07/hot-weather-cool-code-july-unix-users.html
Julio Merino has been involved with BSD systems since the year 2000. In 2002 Julio became a NetBSD developer and has contributed the project in many different ways since then, most notably: by porting Gnome 2.x to NetBSD; by implementing the tmpfs file system; by implementing the basis of the NetBSD Test Suite; and by serving in the Board of the project for two years. In 2013, Julio became a FreeBSD committer and used his shiny-new commit bit to work on the FreeBSD Test Suite, which is a more modern implementation of the same concepts initially designed for NetBSD. As part of this work, Julio created the ATF and Kyua open-source projects, which he still maintains.
Julio has been employed by Google Inc. since 2009 as a Site Reliability Engineer on the Storage Infrastructure team and is based in New York City. All the BSD work described happens either on Julio's scarce free time or his "Google-sponsored 20% free time."
For information about FreeBSD, please visit: http://www.freebsd.org.
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.
Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.
Also, SuSE has also provided us with SuSE Linux SLES and SLED Install Media. We gave out SuSE Linux Media at our prior meetings and have more DVDs for upcoming meetings.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
Our thanks go to Google for sponsoring the food service for this meeting!
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