Mark Shuttleworth and the secrecy of Ubuntu

In the last days, there was some fuzz about Mark Shuttleworth's post about some news in Ubuntu. Well, to be more precise, the post was about some secrets regarding the development of some applications. In my opinion, it summarizes some of what this distribution has become, and I would like to talk a little bit about it here.


GDB and SystemTap Probes -- part 2

I tell you this: it is depressing when you realize that you spent more time struggling with blog engines than writing posts on your blog!

It's been a long time since I wrote the first post about this subject, and since then the patches have been accepted upstream, and GDB 7.5 now has official support for userspace SystemTap probes :-). Yay!

Well, but enough of cheap talk, let's get to the business!


Relato das Apresentações na UNESP de Rio Claro/SP

Conforme eu havia comentado no post anterior, segue o relato sobre as apresentações que fiz na Semana da Computação da UNESP de Rio Claro.

TL;DR: Gostei de ter tido a oportunidade de dar as apresentações, e principalmente de ter feito minha primeira palestra como Embaixador do Projeto Fedora no Brasil. Sobre a palestra a respeito do GDB , também gostei do jeito que ela foi conduzida. Notei algumas falhas que precisam ser corrigidas, mas no geral a experiência foi muito boa.


Apresentação na UNESP de Rio Claro/SP

Hoje, dia 23/10/2012, estarei na UNESP de Rio Claro para dar duas apresentações na Semana da Computação.

A primeira palestra será sobre o Projeto Fedora. Vai ser a primeira vez que falarei sobre o projeto depois de ter me tornado Embaixador do Fedora no Brasil. Confesso que estou um pouco apreensivo, mas escolhi slides muito bons feitos pelo Paul W. Frields, ex-líder do Projeto e bastante competente em suas apresentações. Pretendo fazer um relato sobre a palestra na quarta-feira.

A segunda apresentação será sobre o GDB. Essa apresentação vai ser mais um crash course sobre como utilizar a ferramenta, e os slides estão disponíveis em

Espero que ambas as palestras sejam bem recebidas pelo público! Volto depois pra contar como foi :-).


First Blog post, again...

Well, well. I really wasn't entirely satisfied with Octopress, so I decided to change the blog engine yet another time!! Here it is, using blohg, a blog engine based on Mercurial (yeah, I know, nothing is perfect), and made by a Brazilian :-).

I intend to resume my activities in the blog pretty soon, especially because I have many things to share here. First of all, I will convert the old posts from Markup to rst.

Hope you like it!

GDB and SystemTap probes -- part 1

After a long time, here we are again :-).

With this post I will start to talk about the integration between GDB and SystemTap. This is something that Tom Tromey and I did during the last year. The patch is being reviewed as I write this post, and I expect to see it checked-in in the next few days/weeks. But let's get our hands dirty...


My workflow with GDB and git -- part 1

This post is actually a "reply" to Gary Benson's Working on gdb post.

I have been working with GDB for quite some time now, and even though the project officially uses CVS (yes, you read it correctly, it is CVS indeed!) as its version control system, fortunately we also have a git mirror. In the end, what happens is that almost every developer uses the git mirror and just goes to CVS to commit something. But this is another discussion. Aside of this git mirror, we also have the Archer repository (which uses git by default).

My plan here is to show you how I do my daily work with GDB. The workflow is pretty simple, but maybe you will see something here that might help you.




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