Thursday 19 June 2014
By Christian on Thursday 19 June 2014, 07:01
On Friday the 22nd of August, I will give my presentation "New Views on Your Source Code History
with 'git replace'" as part of the LinuxCon North America 2014.
Hopefully I will have a few days to do some sight seeing in Chicago before
Sunday 25 August 2013
By Christian on Sunday 25 August 2013, 21:21
I will give my presentation called "Enjoy Fighting Regressions with git
bisect" again this year at the LinuxCon Europe. It is planned on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:50pm to
Saturday 8 September 2012
By Christian on Saturday 8 September 2012, 06:54
I will give a presentation at the
LinuxCon Europe 2012 next November in Barcelona, Spain. As usual this
presentation will be about git bisect. I would be happy to meet you there!
Wednesday 25 July 2012
By Christian on Wednesday 25 July 2012, 07:09
The news is a bit old now but I think it's worth noting. Here is a bloomberg article. And here is a wall street journal article. I hope they will put the money
to good use.
Tuesday 6 September 2011
By Christian on Tuesday 6 September 2011, 07:00
The LinuxCon North America 2011 was great! I enjoyed it very much! Thanks to
all the very friendly people I met and thanks to the organizers!
The parties were very nice. And it was funny because the theme of the 20th
Anniversary of Linux Gala Event on Wednesday, Aug 17th, at Commodore Ballroom
was the Roaring 20's, and in april this year Murex, the company I am working
for, had an annual party (called
Jamboree) with the same theme.
The picture of the LinuxCon are in the
linux_foundation's photostream on Flickr. There is one picture
in the Green Screen photos series where I appear.
Thursday 2 December 2010
By Christian on Thursday 2 December 2010, 21:04
The video of my presentation at GTAC 2010 in
India is now available as a Google Tech Talk on YouTube.
Other videos from the GTAC are
And the slides of the presentations are on this Google Docs page.
Tuesday 2 November 2010
By Christian on Tuesday 2 November 2010, 04:39
I came back from Hyderabad 2 days ago (Sunday the 31st of October). I was at
the GTAC (Google Test Automation
Conference) where I gave a presentation about "Git bisect and Testing" on
the 28th of October. Before that I had a few days to visit Hyderabad and do
some shopping from Monday the 25th to Wednesday the 27th.
I got good feedback from my presentation. And I don't know if the slides
from the presentations will be put online, but one way or another I will make
my slides available soon.
I enjoyed a lot sight seeing, resting in the great hotels, meeting GTAC
attendants, listening to the talks, having lunch, diner and beers with
There was a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Thanks again the Program and
Organizing Committee members for all they did to make it a great
Thursday 7 October 2010
By Christian on Thursday 7 October 2010, 05:45
There is now a
page with the selected talks on the Google Test Automation Conference 2010 web site. So you can
see a short abstract of the presentation I will give, a short bio and a picture
Thursday 26 August 2010
By Christian on Thursday 26 August 2010, 04:51
I am very happy that my proposal for a presentation named
Git Bisect and
Testing has been selected for the 5th Annual Google Test Automation Conference (GTAC) on October
28th & 29th, 2010 in Hyderabad, India. There will be only 11 talks
three keynotes that have already be announced. So my talk will be among the
remaining 8. The agenda is being worked out and I will post when I will know
more about it.
I had planned to go to the GitTogether'10 too, which is an annual Git developers and users
meeting that is hosted by Google in Mountain View, California. But the
GitTogether is on October 25th, 26th and 27th, and I would have had to take a
flight at 4:45PM on the 26th from the San Francisco airport in order to be in
Hyderabad at the start of the GTAC. It would not have been reasonable to spend
much more time traveling and recovering from jet-lag for just half a
So I decided to focus on having a nice trip to India and on delivering a
good presentation at the GTAC. I will miss seeing my fellow Git developers and
users, but I am looking forward to meeting interesting people from the testing
Tuesday 1 June 2010
By Christian on Tuesday 1 June 2010, 06:58
I am currently working on a
patch series to make it possible to cherry-pick and revert many commits
instead of just one. And I have been very happy to find out that many people
thanked me and wrote kind words to encourage me to work on this.
I also sometimes get some nice private mails about my work. And that just
happened a few days ago for a fix I posted.
By the way Junio Hamano often thanks people too, when he applies a patch
that someone sent to him and to the mailing list. This is very nice from
So I want to thank and encourage everybody who thank and encourage other
people on the Git mailing list :-) This is really helpful to keep contributors
motivated and to keep a friendly atmosphere!
Friday 4 December 2009
By Christian on Friday 4 December 2009, 08:12
The patch that added the article to the git documentation has been accepted
in the "master" branch, so it is now part of the official git documentation.
Monday 9 November 2009
By Christian on Monday 9 November 2009, 21:09
I contributed my article Fighting
regressions with "git bisect" to the git documentation directory.
My patch was accepted into the Git "pu" (Proposed Updates)
branch and there are no comments on it on the git mailing list yet which is
Sunday 8 November 2009
By Christian on Sunday 8 November 2009, 17:08
My paper is now available here
It comes from an asciidoc earlier version that I updated.
By Christian on Sunday 8 November 2009, 03:22
The H online has an
article about Linux-Kongress 2009 that talks a little about my presentation at
the end. It's called: Linux-Kongress 2009: New filesystems, optimised
This article says that the proceedings will be available at Lehmanns' online
shop. I don't know if these proceedings will have the latest (not flawed)
version of my paper.
There is a news
entry on LWN.net about this
Saturday 7 November 2009
By Christian on Saturday 7 November 2009, 08:27
The reason I created this blog is that I wrote a paper for the
Linux-Kongress 2009. It was published in GUUG's UpTimes publication. But there were some flaws in it that I discovered
after the UpTimes magazine was printed.
And they only put old magazine content online. They don't take away the
rights of the author though, which is very nice. So here is the fixed paper:
Fighting regressions with git bisect
Friday 6 November 2009
By Christian on Friday 6 November 2009, 07:09
I went to the Linux-Kongress 2009 in Dresden give a presentation about git bisect.
The presentation is now available for download online: Fighting regressions with git bisect.
Update: I forgot to say that all the presentations of the
technical days are available on the program page of
the Linux-Kongress 2009 site.
By Christian on Friday 6 November 2009, 06:06
By Christian on Friday 6 November 2009, 05:43
This blog will be mostly about my free/open source software interests. That
is mostly about Git, and especially git