Wintercamp 2009



Winter Camp 2009 will be our third installment of the Camp series. These camps provide an opportunity for maintainers and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. They have been extremely beneficial for addressing pending issues and improving the OpenCSW experience.

The OpenCSW Winter Camp will take place near Munich/Germany, in a small conference hotel a bit into the mountains.


  • Friday 22.01.2010 - Sunday 24.01.2010.
  • Arrivals on Friday, Camp on Saturday/Sunday.

Seminar venue and hotel are combined this time.

Hotel Jäger von Fall
Ludwig Ganghofer Str. 8
D-83661 Lenggries Fall

Rooms will be pre-booked by Sebastian and are around 60 EUR per night (food/drinks will be covered). Please let him know whether you are attending by the 17.12.2009. Late bookings might be possible, but can't be guaranteed. Standard bookings will be from Friday to Sunday, if you would like to stay longer/shorter, let Sebastian know.

Transfer to/from Munich airport is approx. 2 hrs, to/from Munich central train station is approx 1hrs (directions).


General Questions (Schedule etc): Sebastian Kayser, skayser @, +49-151-53751727
Local contacts in Munich/Germany: Sebastian (details see above), Benny von Mossner, benny @




18:45 Meet and greet in Munich @ ConSol* (optional, directions)
19:30 Dinner & Socializing (optional), waiting for Dago and Maciej to arrive
21:00 Heading to the hotel together

Chairman: Maciej Blizinski

09:30 - 12:00 Topic brainstorming, revisiting last camp's decissions and topic progress, general discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Technical workshop
15:00 - xx:00 General Discussion (topics are below), hacking sessions
19:00 - Dinner & socializing

Chairman: Maciej Blizinski

09:30 - 12:00 Re-capping previous day, general Discussion (topics are below)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Technical workshop
14:00 - 16:00 Hacking together on things
16:00 - Departing back to Munich
19:00 - Dinner (optional)



- Maciej Bliziński
- Alexander Maier
- Dagobert Michelsen
- Benjamin von Mossner
- Sebastian Kayser
- William Bonnet
- Yogesh Banu (guest on Saturday, prospective maintainer)

Topics to talk about, technical workshops, other ideas

This is still a work in progress, ideas welcome (just edit the page and add things that you feel are interesting or important). If you don't have write access to this wiki (and don't bother getting one) you can also send your ideas to Sebastian (skayser @ and he will update the lists accordingly.

- "New website" status
- Package/catalog DB, reasons for having one and its current status
- Release branches semantics, workflow and supporting tools
- Build infrastructure: pbuild, Buildbot / Hudson & Co
- OpenSolaris experience with OpenCSW packages, SVR4 to IPS converter
- Yearly board vote? Procedure?
- Source packages: how to easily enable the user to re-compile pkgs
- Packages Statistics (production, download and mirrors usage)

- Re-designed, modular checkpkg (written from scratch)

Hacking sessions:
- Attacking our top buglist candidates with raw force and clever minds

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