p2k23 Hackathon Report: Volker Schlecht (volker@) on rust and erlang progress

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2023-09-15 11:30:08

"Ladies and Gentlemen, our plane is equipped with two engines, and I'm afraid I need to tell you that the one that you see to your right won't start right now…" As with several other developers my trip to p2k23 didn't exactly start off as planned. Eventually the engine did start, though (and I'm glad to report it stayed on, too) and I made it to Dublin.

For my very first hackathon I set my mind to getting lang/deno build and run with IBT/BTI enabled. kettenis@ and robert@ already made that happen to the other big V8 ports, but still I was in for a treat with that one! With the help of robert@, tb@ and deraadt@ and after countless rebuilds, I finally managed to get a clean build and passing tests on day #4, adding patches to security/rust-ring and the bundled version of psm on the way.

Having done that, I set out to run KDE for the first time on OpenBSD when testing rsadowski@'s amazing work on getting Plasma Desktop ported. While not exactly my cup of tea, it's definitely a neat desktop experience, and the port feels right at home on OpenBSD.

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