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Talk about the Debian GNU/Linux riscv64 port at RISC-V workshop

About a month ago I attended the RISC-V workshop (conference, congress) co-organised by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

There I presented a talk with the (unimaginative) name of “Debian GNU/Linux Port for RISC-V 64-bit”, talking about the same topic as many other posts of this blog.

There are 2-3 such RISC-V Workshop events per year, one somewhere in Silicon …

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Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64) in Debian infrastructure (debian-ports)

tl;dr: We have a new port for RISC-V, flavour riscv64 (64-bits little-endian) in Debian Ports.

And it's doing well.

Debian-Ports 2-week Graph, 2018-03-31

Debian-Ports 2-week Graph, 2018-03-31

(PS: Despite the date still in some timezones... no, this is not an April-Fools-day type of post :-) ).

Ancient History

Almost a year ago I wrote a post announcing the availability of a Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64).

At the …

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Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64)

This is a post describing my involvement with the Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V (unofficial and not endorsed by Debian at the moment) and announcing the availability of the repository (still very much WIP) with packages built for this architecture.

If not interested in the story but you want to check the repository, just jump to the bottom.

Roots

A while ago, mostly during 2014 …

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FOSDEM 2017: People, RISC-V and ChaosKey

This year, for the first time, I attended FOSDEM.

There I met...

People

... including:

  • friends that I don't see very often;
  • old friends that I didn't expect to see there, some of whom decided to travel from far away in the last minute;
  • met people in person for the first time, which previously I had known only though the internet -- one of whom is a protagonist …

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More work on aptitude

The last few months have been a bit of a crazy period of ups and downs, with a tempest of events beneath the apparent and deceivingly calm surface waters of being unemployed (still at it).

The daily grind

Chief activities are, of course, those related to the daily grind of job-hunting, sending applications, and preparing and attending interviews.

It is demoralising when one searches for many …

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