Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Beer-to-Peer networking, Part 2

You may recall Nick's B2P experiment conducted earlier last week. I am pleased to report that it was a complete success, as the first known implementation of the B2P network and UUBP protocol transfers have been successful (previous attempts were also known to be successful; ECF and platform-releng both sent beer remotely. However, back then, beer was transmitted via the now-ancient technique we called it e-ale, as B2P wasn't in vogue).

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I received notification of an incoming B2P packet, strategically placed on my keyboard. Time to jump into action.

The packet was examined, checksummed and CRC'd. It's addressed correctly.

No one tampered with this package.

A local address encapsulation was found. Portions of the packet need to be distributed to other peers, probably using UUBP support.

I attempt a UUBP transport using e-ale -- didn't work.

B2P over physical media works best. Here, I transfer portions of the packet (Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale) to Matt. Karl will need to use the PLANE (Pilsner-Lager Across Nations Exchange) transport to accept his portion of the package.

Success! Thanks to Nick for this B2P transmission! We'll be enjoying this very much!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Portland Eclipse Demo Camp

Last night was the Portland Eclipse Demo Camp and it was great! A lot of people showed up and presented some really cool stuff. It was a great opportunity to see what everyone is working on and get a first hand look at some of the projects that you never get a chance to use. I kept thinking, "Hey that's a cool project maybe I should find some time to work on that." I think I thought that for almost everything though, so I'm not sure where the time will come from. :) If there is an Eclipse Demo Camp still happening in your city, you should attend! It was a great opportunity to put faces to names and see what is happening in the Eclipse Ecosystem.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Friends with Benefits

Dare we compare a normal Eclipse download:

With a Friend of Eclipse download:

Friendship does have its benefits...