BSDNow 143 has the usual roundup of news, plus a conversation with Matthew Macy about graphics improvements in FreeBSD. We need DragonFly people interviewed, since DragonFly graphics improvements have been leading the pack, so to speak. I’m linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting site again since I don’t see this episode up on the BS [...]
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A reminder: Dru Lavigne is talking at KnoxBUG tomorrow (the 26th) at 6 PM. I’ve met Dru and she’s a good speaker with a wide range of experience – catch it if you are anywhere near.
This year\'s dotSecurity conference featured a presentation from OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt, titled \"Privilege Separation and Pledge.\" The video is now available here, in addition to the slides.
Matthew Dillon and Adrian Chadd have updated the wifi setup in DragonFly, incorporating Adrian’s FreeBSD changes (and merging back some of Matt’s from DragonFly). This affects the ath, rum, iwm, iwn, run, bwn, urtwn, wi, ral, iwi, ndis, and wpi drivers. The ‘an’ driver has been removed, too. (Read more...)
Read this email thread for how to mount devices (e.g. USB drives) in DragonFly when you aren’t root.
A nice wide range of topics, again! Bletchley Park computers. (via) LITCAVE – one-man recreations of cc, vi, troff, x, and so on. (via) 50 Shades of Open. My pet peeve is when it’s used for a API to a closed source service. (via) Browsix – A Unix-Like Operating System for the Browser (Read more...)
Summer convention season is coming; start scheduling! Implementing pledge on linux using seccomp. (via) pkgsrcCon 2016 is in about a month and a half (July 2-3). They’re accepting talk proposals now, for lightning talks or extended presentations. (via kamil on EFNet #dragonflybsd) A review of FreeBSD 10.3’s new features. (via [...]
karu.pruun managed to get xwayland working on DragonFly, and also took notes while doing it. That means you can try it out, too.
BSDNow 142 is out. You might think the title is about Perl, the language, on BSD, but it’s because there’s an interview with FreeBSD developer Alfred Perlstein. I’m sure he gets that a lot. Among the other news on the episode is a note about ordering BSDNow shirts: do it today because it’s the last day they will be [...]
The next hackathon report comes from Paul Irofti, who writes: This was probably the shortest hackathon I attended. The 4 days flew by and I realised we have to pack and go with nothing to show for. My usual hackathon work flow is: waste 3-4 days trying to figure how some device works, and then polish the driver(s) for the (Read mo [...]
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 ============================================================================= FreeBSD-SA-16:19.sendmsg Security Advisory The FreeBSD Project Topic: Incorrect argument handling in sendmsg(2) C [...]
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 ============================================================================= FreeBSD-SA-16:18.atkbd Security Advisory The FreeBSD Project Topic: Buffer overflow in keyboard driver Category: [...]
If you get “libGL error: failed to open drm device: Permission denied” when using direct rendering, make sure to add your user id to the ‘video’ group.
The May issue of BSD Magazine is available now. There’s articles on ZFS, OpenBSD’s arc4random, an interview of Fernando Rodríguez of KeepCoding, and more. It’s a free PDF download if you didn’t know.
The SemiBUG presentation with Ike Levy speaking is tonight – go if you can!
Our next report comes from Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse, who writes: Hackathons have long since had two themes for me, gnomes and puppets. However this hackathon I actually didn\'t want to play with puppets for once, yet I ended up importing Puppet 4 after all. More on that later. Read more...
DragonFly versions of TeX have been available for some time now. However, Nelson Beebe, who is part of the TeX project, is having trouble building some related binaries – asymptote and clisp. He could use help from anyone interested, to match up with this summer’s release of TeX 2016.
I have some links I meant to post weeks ago, so lots of variety this week. Termux. Turn your phone effectively into a VT100. The Independent Discovery of TCP/IP, By Ants. (via) The void left by the parallel port. Well, I don’t miss it. (via) The invisible language of trains boats and planes. ( (Read more...)