Google tech talk: "How the FreeBSD Project Works"

Robert Watson rwatson at
Wed Jul 4 12:04:50 UTC 2007

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Julian H. Stacey wrote:

> Edwin Groothuis wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 08:15:23PM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
>>> While at Google a couple of weeks ago, I gave my "How the FreeBSD Project
>>> Works" talk.  The video from that is now online:
> This is a Problematic Page
> Problems accessing with these browsers:
> 	Mozilla	consistently crashes when I view this web page.
> 		(hang on transferring, page refresh fails on X page change)

Google Video relies on a Flash plugin to play -- I have no problem viewing the 
page using Mozilla w/o the plugin, but obviously no live video.  If I click 
"Download" for "Windows/Mac", the download begins and runs fine.  On my Mac, 
the Flash support in Safari has no problem playing it.  I've not tried using 
the Linux or other flash plugins on FreeBSD recently, and as a result I get 
fewer crumby ads. :-)

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

> 	Dillo	I dont see how to start download.
> 	Mosaic	I dont see how to start download.
> 	Amaya	I dont see how to start download.
> 	Chimera	"Could not load the first document because the document did not exist or the URL was incorrect."
> 	Amaya 	reports parsing errors (but log empty) (but that an old
> 		binary based on 6.1 tree, lib problem not impossible)
> 	Kazekahase	First browser I tried that shows frames & enormous
> 			empty frame with
> 				"Click to download a plug in"
> 			Which when clicked does nothing.
> 			Finally one's eye finds a small download
> 			button off to right & download starts for
> 			14516e2c0a7543a1.avi.avi.part
>>> This is the same talk I've given previously at EuroBSDCon, AsiaBSDCon,
>>> UKUUG, and LinuxForum in the last six motnhs; it's significantly enhanced
>>> from the version that I gave at BSDCan last year (the first time I gave it).
>> Nice one! I've linked it at
> & at
> Would be nice if webmaster at maintained a central index
> -- 
> Julian Stacey. Munich Computer Consultant, BSD Unix C Linux.
> HTML mail unseen. Ihr Rauch=mein allergischer Kopfschmerz. Dump cigs 4 snuff.

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