New Job

It’s been a while since I don’t post anything, and the main reason is that I just got a new job and I’ve being pretty busy with it 🙂

After working at INdT for more than 2 years, I decided that it was time to move on, get back to Campinas, get closer with friends and family and start looking for a new job.

I had a quite good time at Recife, working with Mamona, Maemo and MeeGo, mostly helping bring up different ARM platforms to be used by the Institute in many different projects. The work was nice, but Recife can be hard to get through over the time. I’ll for sure miss the nice work place we’ve built, and the nice people I worked with.

About the new job, I’m quite happy to announce that I’m now working as a Software Engineer at Canonical. My main objective now is to help bringing Ubuntu into different ARM platforms, like beagleboard and the new pandaboard.

Canonical is awesome, and the people from the Ubuntu Platform Team is even greater. Had the opportunity to meet most of the people at the last Ubuntu Platform Sprint that was held at Prague, and it was awesome to see so many skilled and fun guys working together to improve Ubuntu.

That’s it, now it’s time to get back to work because we have a huge pile of cool and fun things to work on 🙂 If you’re interested in understading, helping and participating on what we’re currently doing, get at #ubuntu-arm, freenode, and ping me (rsalveti)!


Yet another another FISL 10 report

So, as I told at the previous post, I went to FISL 10 last week, also with the opportunity to give a presentation about OpenEmbedded and Mamona.

The conference was quite good this year, not because the level of the technical presentations, but because a lot of important people from many communities went there also. The talks after the presentations, and also at the bar, were the most productive part of the event 🙂

My presentation was actually quite cool, with many people interested in OpenEmbedded and also how to hack those Nokia Tablet Devices.

For those who can read portuguese, follow this link to get the presentation.

Some photos (Copyright from Otubo):

In the future I guess FISL will also let the videos of all presentations, so you can download it and see how it went.

Let’s see how the next FISL is going to be, but for sure I’ll try to participate again 🙂

OpenEmbedded and Mamona at Fisl 10

For those who are going to FISL this year, I’m going to make a presentation about OpenEmbedded and Mamona, showing how the OE woks and also how OE can support so many different machines, distros and packages.

The presentation is going to happen this wednesday (24/06) at 17h. If you are planning to understand more about how the embedded environment works, learn about it’s problems and how OE is handling that, you can’t miss it 😉

Besides the presentation I’m quite happy that I’m going to meet some good old friends. Hopefully we’ll learn more about what each other are doing and also to drink some beers together 🙂

See you all there 🙂

News from Mamona and myself

It’s been a while since I don’t post anything here. At this time I’ve been working hard at some internal projects inside INdT (also enjoying a small vacation seeing some old good friends 🙂 ).

Today we just merged a lot of patches at Mamona tree, getting the most we can from other projects and pushing them upstream, so everyone could enjoy the work done.

Differences you’ll notice at the head revision:

  • Network Manager 0.7
  • New netm-cli version supporting NM 0.7
  • New revisions for e-wm and efl
  • Boot time improvements
  • Image size improvements
  • Lots of small improvements and bug fixing

Now (finally!) the next move is getting all patches and moving them to another branch, so we can push them to OE. It’s been a while since we want to work on this, let’s see how it goes now.

Will post here when we’ll start the work, so you can help us if you want 🙂

News about myself

For those how know me and still don’t know, I’m not working at the Linux Technology Center anymore! I had the opportunity to join the INdT and I’m now living at Recife.

Related with technical stuff, I’ll be working at the Mamona project, a linux embedded gnu/linux distribution for ARM EABI.

That’s it for now, will keep you posted on what exactly what I’m doing soon 🙂