There will be a FreeBSD booth (booth #21) in the Expo area at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55.Stop by the booth to discuss the Foundation\'s projects, check out the cool swag, or to (Read more...)
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at Texas LinuxFest, to be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas from Friday May 31 to Saturday June 1. Registration is required for this event at a cost of $25 or $55. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo (booth #21) on June 1 where we’ll (Read more...)
Sascha Wildner’s added a man page for dports. Don’t forget the existing how-to page.
SO_REUSEPORT has been added and turned on by Sepherosa Ziehau. This is an implementation of a feature found in the Linux kernel. Check the very lengthy commit message for a description of what it does.
The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored 7 attendees of BSDCan 2013. The first trip report is from Eitan Adler, a doc committer, who attended the BSDCan Developers Summit. Eitan writes:I arrived Tuesday night and met Colin Percival at the airport. After dropping off luggage at the university, I met up with some of the other developers.The first [...]
Rados?aw Szymczyszyn has manged to get support for DragonFly’s bootloader into GRUB. This is part of his Master’s project to make DragonFly multiboot capable, at least for i386. (I love having new things show up from new people, out of the blue.)
We’re in the picking and choosing stage of Summer of Code. I posted a note to kernel@ describing the next dates to watch for.
Loïc BLOT posted about his benchmark of several operating systems using KVM and Postgres 9.1. Happily, DragonFly is the fastest, with one exception. Linux/ext4 comes out faster – if you run it with barrier=0, which can be dangerous in a non-battery-backed-up volume.
PC-BSD now has a hardware store, with equipment known to work under PC-BSD. Chances are good that if it works for PC-BSD, it’ll work for other BSDs or could be ported to do so… (via)
Kris has an article in the May issue of BSD Magazine, demonstrating some of the new features in the 9.1 version of Warden, the jail management GUI in PC-BSD. The magazine is available for free download here and Kris’ article starts on page 17.
Josh Smith has announced the initial launch of the PC-BSD hardware store. This resource is meant to make it easier to find hardware that has been tested to work on PC-BSD. The store itself is here. If you have hardware that you know works and which you don’t see listed, please add it to the Hardware section of the (Read more...)
New builds of dports have been uploaded and updated, for x86_64 and i386. (x86_64 was already done; I linked the note about i386) This means you can change PACKAGESITE in /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf to point at LATEST instead of RELEASE and get newer packages. ’pkg upgrade’ is all it takes, with dports.
The May issue of BSD Magazine is out with a number of pf articles, plus others.
Super-compact links week! New Vim 7.4, soon. It’s mostly because the patchlevel is going to exceed 999. 10 Golden Rules for Making the Perfect Cup of Tea. (via I forget) Stop Avoiding Regular Expressions Damn It. Iffy example, but correct sentiment. (via) Ode to a shipping label. (via) The Luck of the (Read more...)
vBSDCon, the newest BSD conference, happening in October and in Virginia, has a new website. (via)
The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.1, the first feature update of the NetBSD 6 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, as well as new features and enhancements. Simultaneously, the NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.0.2, the second security/bug [...]
There’s another BSDTalk episode up already, because Will Backman’s at BSDCan 2013 and talking to Scott Long, Alistair Crooks, and David Discher, about NetFlix. Apparently there’s streaming video available now from the convention, and some people’s presentation slides have shown up.
Michael W. Lucas has two bits of mostly-BSD-centric publishing news. One is that a physical version of his DNSSEC Mastery book is now available through Amazon. The other bit is that, having just released an Absolute OpenBSD update, his Absolute FreeBSD book will not see an update… until the FreeBSD installer gets more coherent. (If you [...]