First pure Emdebian system demoed at the Linux User and Developer show, London
April 23rd, 2004
Emdebian was at the London Linux User and Developer show in force, with the very first 'offical, pure' emdebian system on demo.
Wookey, Philippe de Swert, Peter Naulls (also being Debian-arm), Justin Cormack, Jon Masters and (hiding on the Debian Stand) Vince Sanders and Gavin Simpson turned up and showed off a range of toys - mostly arm machines (about 9 of those) and one powerpc 405 box. We even had some relatively flashy fliers, sponsored by Mind and Aleph One.
The show wasn't massively well attended but most of those who were there had a genuine interest in some aspect or other. There was a lot of support for what we are trying to do, which was found encouraging, and it's good that Philippe's stag/emdebian has (just about) reached the stage that you can build real systems with it.
At the meal afterwards we had another go over the issues that have come up in disucssion and on this list and worked out satisfactory answers to enough things to carry on developing things along the stag lines. This will result in a wiki soon for people to list initial packages for conversion, and also put up the long-promised docs on how to do package conversions.
It was good to meet up with the usual suspects and to get some feedback from the real world. Particular thanks to Philippe for making the effort to come from Belgium (making for 39-hour days), but it seems he enjoyed himself.
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