011 - Slackware ARM in Docker
Season 1, Ep. 11
We discuss Phil's latest project: producing a 'docker' container for Slackware ARM. Stuart explains the best practices for naming distributable packages in x86/64 and ARM, in relation to the Architecture, ABIs and APIs
010: Part 2 of 2 - In conversation with Angel Montanez
Season 1, Ep. 10
In part 2 of this conversation with Angel Montanez , we talk about how rapidly the Linux industry is changing, and how we must continually sharpen our saw to keep up with it, and the maintenance and upheaval that occurs with Enterprise-grade distributions.Angel talks about how he was introduced to Slackware ARM by Slackware developer Robby Workman, through the SheevaPlug, and on to the Raspberry Pi through Phil's SARPi project, and how he uses that for CCTV at his front door!We talk about using the cross compiler with "icecream" to speed up compilation.
009: Part 1 of 2 - In conversation with Angel Montanez
Season 1, Ep. 9
We have a guest - Angel Montanez. He talks about his story of how he got into Slackware/Linux at USA's National Weather Service, andhow the systems are deployed and managed there.Angel talks about why he's stuck with Slackware for twenty years; how his understanding and enjoyment of working with Linux has deepened as a result of joining the Slackware community, and how the necessary hands-on approach of Slackware has helped him learn how to troubleshoot the complex systems at work.
008: Phil meets Mr. Nobody.
Season 1, Ep. 8
Stuart talks briefly about the challenges integrating qt5 into Slackware ARM.Phil talks about using goaccess to monitor web logs.We talk about starting 3rd party packages using Slackware-style rc scripts.We discuss why daemons/services use the 'nobody' and 'nogroup' users on Slackware.
007: We cut ourselves some slack
Season 1, Ep. 7
In this episode we give ourselves some slack, and veer almost entirely off-topic.Phil's been looking at NGINX, and we recall our experiences with regular expressions; before Phil takes us back in time by talking about ancient web analysis software. Stuart trips into nostaligia about the Atari ST, and explains how he's recently become interested in looking at old software, and how the coders of that era worked with the constraints of old hardware.
006: ARM as a low-cost way to get into Linux and Slackware
Season 1, Ep. 6
We talk about bringing new people into the Slackware community using inexpensive ARM devices, allowing you to get hands-on quickly and cheaply.Stuart reminices about the bootstrapping process of Slackware ARM, and what we can use our ARM devices for.Tell us what you use Slackware ARM for!