If you are moving to the newest 1.8 version of Go, the language, you need to be on at least the last release of DragonFly 4.4, or 4.6. You’ve probably upgraded by now anyway, or at least I hope you have.
The cohabiting part of this week’s BSDNow is about someone running FreeBSD and Gentoo on the same ZFS drive. No interview but lots of material from the recent EuroBSDCon and MeetBSD conventions.
Did you know you can set the border color for the system console? I didn’t. syscons(4) lists a number of options, including scrollback length and some other features I never thought about changing.
Tennessee area BSD user group KnoxBUG is meeting tomorrow, and Warren Block will be the guest speaker. He’ll be talking about documentation. Going by the linked announcement, there will be both prizes and blame, so something for everyone!
It’s a Cyber Monday deal, so I can’t wait until the normal weekend roundup: BSD Magazine is offering their Devops with Chef on FreeBSD course for 30% off today only.
A lot of this I picked up in previous weeks, knowing that the U.S Thanksgiving holiday was going to either dry up all links or give me a crapload. Junkbot competition results. (via) It Came From Bell Labs – Story of the Plan 9 operating system. (via) Modelling data structures as files and directories (Read more...)
I use italics a lot this week. Reddit advertising of “PAM Mastery”. Related: Michael W. Lucas talks about open source and fiction. Best pull quote: “imagine if I wrote a piece of fiction claiming that OpenBSD was contemplating a switch to GPLv3?“ $ git commit murder is an excellent title, by the way. Also also: PAM Mastery (Rea [...]
Kristaps Dzonsons, of mandoc and acme-client (and more) fame, has written a detailed article entitled "why pledge(2) …or, how I learned to love web application sandboxing". The tl;dr section starts: For practical web applications, pledge(2) presents the best compromise of development simplicity and security coverage. Thi [...]
DragonFly has had binutils 2.24 and 2.25 both available for some time. 2.24 has been taken out and replaced by binutils 2.27, thanks to Rimvydas Jasinskas. The 2.25 version was and still is installed by default. If you want to try out 2.27 instead, WORLD_BINUTILSVER=binutils227 is what you need. I didn’t test that, of course. The bi [...]
Even the U.S. holiday doesn’t stop the regular posting of BSDNow episodes. #169 is up now. I like the Let’s Encrypt vs. the FreeBSD cluster story, cause that’s an interesting and intricate problem.
Today\'s big news comes from the OpenBSD Foundation, via director Ken Westerback. The official word from the foundation is: The OpenBSD Foundation is excited to announce that it has received its largest ever donation. Smartisan (http://www.smartisan.com) has become our first Iridium level donor with a donation of CDN$280,000.00. S [...]
UEFI, which I casually sum up as the replacement for BIOS, has been seeing some support in DragonFly, but not within the installer. Matthew Dillon and Sascha Wildner has ported over FreeBSD’s EFI ABI support, which I think means support for various EFI applications and features. I haven’t booted a machine using UEFI in any signi [...]
It took me three edits of this post to spell “Salvador” correctly. Dick Tracy Wrist-Mounted Lisp Machine. It segues into a link to Atari 2600 keyboard controllers, which look painful. Cataclysm DDA, a new dark future roguelike. After 20 years, the Toasters have returned. (via) A short history of shareware. “Guys it’ [...]
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week. FreeBSD status report for 2016Q3. “Import (finally!) Tor Browser 6.0.5.” An obvious matchup. (via) “FreeBSD Flavors. Do We Need Them?“ Next SemiBUG meeting: December 20th. “How to remote connect to BSD server behind double NAT?” Review of NAS4Free 10.3. [...]
This week’s BSDNow episode is almost all FreeBSD, all the time. No interview subject this week. I’m going by the written summary because the video is showing as private… but maybe I’m catching it just before posting?
Ted Unangst (tedu@) has written a flak entry entitled "openbsd changes of note". It gives an overview (with relevant links) of recent significant changes in -current. Update: there is now a second part.
There’s a new version of re(4), the driver for Realtek network cards. Sepherosa Ziehau put it together for testing. He has it on a separate branch, so give it a try if you have appropriate hardware. This will hopefully fix some of that hardware’s quirkiness.
The first report out of the just completed l2k16 (LibreSSL focused) hackathon comes from Ingo Schwarze, who writes: Hackathons are great for starting or finishing tasks. This time, for me, finishing it was. Read more...