I wrote up some thoughts for the next release of DragonFly. There’s some project work in there for anyone interested. The next release should be near the end of May.
I am fortunate to receive donations. In the early days, it was a 386 desktop. Later, it was SCSI drives. Recently, it’s been tape libraries. A Bacula user in Europe donated an Overland DLT-8000 tape library in 2012 and paid for shipping to me. At BSDCan 2013, I was fortunate to pick up an Compaq […]
A quiet week this week. BSD author Michael W. Lucas has a project announcement mailing list. OpenBSD after version 5.5 will no longer support FTP for installation of sets. OpenBSD 5.5. preorders are available. NetBSD has imported mDNSResponder-258-14. OpenSSH 6.6 is out. I haven’t kept track of which BSDs have updated. DiscoverBSD’s 2014/03/24 summary. Another […]
BSDTalk 239 is 55 minutes of talk with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon 2013 about ‘pkgng’ on FreeBSD. The BSDTalk post doesn’t mention it, but it is the same pkg tool that DragonFly uses, so Baptiste’s plans are relevant to DragonFly too. (I haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet so I don’t […]
Hey PC-BSDers! This week we’re coming at you with some pretty sweet updates to PC-BSD. The mount tray has seen some significant improvement and is now able to mount most audio / dvd formats without a problem. Also windows partition types are now showing up correctly on my test system after building the new mount […]
BSDNow episode 030 is out with an interview of Warren Block about FreeBSD documentation, along with a conversation on a number of other topics, including setting up a BSD machine as your access point (highly recommended, along with home router setup) and setting up a BSD (FreeNAS) as a Synology replacement. They also totally scooped […]
OpenBSD 5.5 preorders have been enabled on the ordering page.
With this commit, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) enabled pre-orders for the upcoming release:
Module name: www Changes by: email@example.com 2014/03/26 20:09:10 Modified files: . : errata55.html index.html older.html orders.html Log message: activate 5.5 pre-orders; wonder which of the regulars win this time
Pre-orders tend to arrive early (before
Paul Irofti (pirofti@) wrote in about his ongoing effort to untangle acpiec events. Paul writes,
The following patch attempts to fix an issue where multiple ACPI EC
events pile up during suspend and fill a buffer that upon resume
prevent further event notifications.
The fix clears up the event queue early on during resume and also upon
initial acpiec(4) attach.
- * Samba (SMB/CIFS support) upgraded to version 4.1.6
- * Netatalk (AFP support) upgraded to version 3.1.1
One of the requirements to get NSS/LDAP working on (most) any unixlike system is to have dynamic binaries; meaning they are dependent on various libraries to run. Since you’re talking about programs for login when you’re talking about NSS/LDAP, that means if the libraries aren’t available, you can’t log in. DragonFly has static binaries just […]
Aaaaaaaaa link overflow! The Story I’ll Tell at the Web’s 25th Birthday Party. When Will the Next Dot.com Bubble Burst? The comment from Gary Helms is correct. The truth about content management systems. It’s one of those basic mistakes that everyone gets to learn in some form. (via I lost track, sorry) The Facebook experiment […]