I managed to clear some of my link backlog, finally. Windowing systems by example, part 9. (via) Design and Implementation of a 256-Core BrainFuck Computer. (via) Restoring YC’s Xerox Alto day 10: New boards, running programs, mouse problems. (via) Crypt Community. Linking it not for the game, but for the (Read more...)
Oddball links for BSD this week – but pay attention to the first one. Get a BSD person into ARIN. Useful. “Any experience with OPNsense?“ Unknown Horizons: An open-source 2D realtime strategy game. Linked cause it exists as a FreeBSD port and in theory could as a dport. We Surprised The Register. Looking for a (Read more [...]
BSDNow 164 has a whole lot of conversation about things that start with V, plus an interview with Josh Paetzel of iXsystems about the upcoming MeetBSD, FreeNAS and other things.
If you are using em(4) or re(4) devices for networking, you may want to turn on polling. MSI may or may not help for re(4), along with switching to the emx(4) driver.
Remember I posted that LibreSSL is in base DragonFly, but not default? Well, it’s default now. You can have a system without OpenSSL at all, by rebuilding DragonFly-current and using up-to-date dports.
I should have posted this sooner: SemiBUG is having a meeting in about half an hour at Altair Engineering. Mike Wayne is presenting about monitoring. Run now if you are near.
I’ve uploaded ISO and IMG files for DragonFly 4.6.1, so they should be available for download at your local mirror. Note that there’s an uncompressed 4.6.1 ISO for those installing to a virtual server.
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I don’t have it uploaded yet, but DragonFly 4.6.1 is tagged. Anyone with an existing 4.6.0 or earlier system can upgrade now. Use the 4.6 release instructions if you are unsure on how to upgrade. The 4.6.1 tag commit message has all the changes.
Little yesterday, lots today: Glean, a tiny bitmap font for programming. I don’t know about this specific font, but there’s a whole lot more fonts mentioned in the original source link. English man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea with Wi-Fi kettle. We’re building an Internet of crappy things, remember. (via, am [...]
A somewhat short week this week, for BSD. FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is out. Related: Older version EoLs. EC2’s most dangerous feature. Ohio LinuxFest 2016 wrap-up. How to install LibertyBSD or OpenBSD on a libreboot system. (via) vmm enabled. Runs OpenBSD on OpenBSD – sorta vkernelish? OPNsense 16.7.6 released. A remote BSD develop [...]
OpenSSL in DragonFly 4.6 has been updated to 1.0.1u. It’s time for a DragonFly 4.6.1, to catch up on this and other updates since the 4.6.0 release. I plan to work on it this weekend.
That’s Bryan Cantrill, of Joyent, interviewed in BSDNow 163. Joyent has been a major supporter of pkgsrc, though I don’t know if many people realize that. There’s the regular news roundup too, of course.
Greetings, The NetBSD Foundation has initiated a contract with Kamil Rytarowski to complete the following during it: 1. Add missing interfaces in ptrace(2), mostly sync it with the FreeBSD capabilities, add ATF tests, add documentation. 2. Develop process plugin in LLDB based on the FreeBSD code in LLDB and make it [...]
With a small commit, OpenBSD now has a hypervisor and virtualization in-tree. This has been a lot of hard work by Mike Larkin, Reyk Flöter, and many others. VMM requires certain hardware features (Intel Nehalem or later, and virtualization enabled in the BIOS) in order to provide VM services, and currently only supports OpenBSD gues [...]
It’s now possible to start up a vkernel(7) using a COW disk, meaning copy-on-write. One image can be used and reused for multiple vkernels without changing, and all disk activity goes to memory instead.
It looks like I summarized iwm(4) updates too early, cause Imre Vadasz added an actual powersave option. I’d like to see someone with a power meter do some before-and-after testing.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE Announcement The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE. This is the first release of the stable/11 branch. Some of the highlights: * OpenSSH DSA key generation has been dis [...]
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 ============================================================================= FreeBSD-SA-16:31.libarchive Security Advisory The FreeBSD Project Topic: Multiple libarchive vulnerabilities Categor [...]
FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is now available. Please be sure to check the Release Notes and Release Errata before installation for any late-breaking news and/or issues with 11.0. More information about FreeBSD releases can be found on the Release Information page.