metaprogramming and politics

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Python, connectivity, diving … bits from OpenBossa

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There is a lot of Python usage on Nokia Internet Tables and from INDT developers. When asked, about half the audience, so something like 50 people raised their hand for using and prefering Python. The new iphone-like Canola2 interface was done in 4 months of development, told one of the developers, Gustavo Barbieri. Realizing more features in less time, compared to Canola 1 in C. Doesn’t mean there aren’t problems but overall they were quite happy. Kate Alhola also presented "Freemantle", the new alpha software release which apparently does all its rendering via OpenGL-ES2.0 (this is OpenGL for Embedded systems). This was a talk packed with technical details – what i got is that Nokia is going quite open about their intentions and software.

Marcel Holtmann presented a new linux connection manager which completely does away with networking scripts and automates a lot of management. One of its goals is to allow to have an IP address and efficiently work with DNS, without the need for 5 processes to startup first. It can handle IP connections via wlan, ethernet, gsm, bluetooth and works with a plugin arch. All core components are GPLed and User Interfaces communicate via the DBUS.

Then Hadi Nahari presented his view on mobile and cloud security. In his view, these two worlds have more security aspects in common. Hadi currently works a security architect for Paypal and previously did that for EBay. He pushes for talking and thinking about "End to End" security, and "security assets in motion". Looking at how my private information on a mobile phone is secured, how it moves from one execution environment to the next, is as important as looking how the backends handle this data. True enough, many of the recent problems actually arose in the backends, not the end user devices.

my diving group

Apart from the relaxed schedule, i am enjoying the views and people here. I spontanously joined a group with Stefan Seefeld from CodeSourcery (he does Boost+Python bindings, was another interesting talk!) and had my first diving session. And i am scheduled to do my PyPy talk in 2 hours. Curious to see how that goes.



Written by holger krekel

March 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

Posted in metaprogramming

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  1. Hi Holger,

    So how was your trip back to home? Did everything go fine? Hope you have enjoyed your stay in Refice + Porto de Galinhas 🙂


    Anderson Lizardo

    March 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

  2. Hey Anderson!

    it was a great experience to be with you and the Openbossa people. Now that i am back, i am missing brazil. Seems it takes a bit more time to arrive and realize and then to leave and to realize.

    I also wrote up a bit of a wrap up on the pypy blog but that probably is not much news for you.

    hope you have a productive time in Recife, please great everybody else. hope to see you soon again 🙂 holger

    holger krekel

    March 15, 2009 at 7:40 pm

  3. Thanks! Best post


    November 3, 2009 at 7:21 pm

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