pkgsrcCon is an annual conference about the challenges of cross-platform open-source package management, focusing on the development and usability of pkgsrc. I’ve gone to something like half the pkgsrcCons since its inception in 2004, even though they’re always in Europe and I’m usually not. Conveniently, this summer I’m mostly in Germany and pkgsrcCon was entirely in Berlin. Just a train ride away.

I had to cut my attendance very short, so I’m glad I got to see some familiar and new-to-me faces, eager to see the remaining talks when the videos are published, and pleased to have been able to share the continuing story of my long-running and perhaps misplaced efforts to improve our packaging of qmail.