justin sherrill

5.6.1 tagged and built

Shamelessly copied from my own users@ post: I tagged 5.6.1 and built it earlier today.  This version has a corrected sshd_config and fixes a lockup bug in ttm. The ISO should be showing up on mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org in the next 20 minutes or so, or you can rebuild using the normal process on an existing 5.6 system: …

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5.6.1 on the way

A last-minute drm change in DragonFly 5.6 turned out to cause a reproducible lockup, so there’s changes in place for it.  This means 5.6.1 will need to be rolled, which I will do in a day or two.  If you want to update now, the normal buildworld/…

DragonFly 5.6 released!

DragonFly 5.6.0 has been released.  This version brings an improved virtual memory system, updates to radeon and ttm, and performance improvements for HAMMER2.  Matthew Dillon did some informal testing of the VM improvements, and posted results to the users@ list. My users@ post has the usual details on upgrading (pay no attention to my 5.4 typo), …

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Lazy Reading for 2019/06/16

Inadvertent theme this week: games.  Yet somehow I didn’t include a roguelike?  Dang. Why USB plugs aren’t/weren’t reversible. 10 Awesome Ways to Upcycle Old Devices With a Raspberry Pi.  Some nice connecting of analog controls on these projects.  (via) A bug so cool that the development team was reluctant to fix it. Open Source Game …

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ttm and radeon DRM updates in DragonFly

Francois Tigeot updated ttm and radeon DRM in DragonFly to match what’s in I assume the Linux 3.18 kernel.  Please try if you have the appropriate hardware.  This was at the start of May, so you may have already done so without realizing if you r…

DragonFly 5.6rc1 images uploaded

ISO and IMG files of DragonFly 5.6rc1 should start showing up at mirrors over the next few hours.  This is the release candidate, not the release, so don’t install unless you want to test.

HAMMER2 and crypto

‘daftaupe‘ has updated the installation page for DragonFly to note what different steps you use when doing a manual install over encrypted HAMMER2.

Lazy Reading for 2019/06/09

This week’s inadvertent theme: decoration. Dwarf Fortress Diary: The Basement Of Curiosity Episode Thirteen – Welcome to the Bird Hole. PuTTY Excel List Suggestions. The Adafruit PyGamer, a New Maker-Friendly Handheld Console.  (via)  The Net Libram of Random Magical Effects.  (PDF, via) The Satellite Map.  (also via) An interesting report on newly used domain names …

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