Month: March 2016

OpenBSD 5.9 released – March 29

– OpenBSD 5.9 RELEASED ————————————————-

March 29, 2016.

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.9.
This is our 39th release on CD-ROM (and 40th via FTP/HTTP). We remain
proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than twenty years with only two remote
holes in the default install.

As in our previous releases, 5.9 provides significant improvements,

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Mini-ITX recommendations

Tim Darby is looking for motherboard recommendations.  Specifically, mini-ITX with 4 SATA ports and at least one decent network link.  Who’s got hardware to recommend?  There’s already one set of suggestions.

Book sponsorships ending soon

Normally I would save this for a “In Other BSDs” weekend edition, but it would be too late: if you want to get in on a book sponsorship for Michael W. Lucas’s next FreeBSD Mastery book, you have only a few days left to join in.  His last book sponsorship worked out perfectly, timing-wise.

Lazy Reading for 2016/03/27

This is actually overflow completely from previous weeks.  I am not sure how I am ending up so far ahead on these but not the Saturday BSD items.  As long as it shows up on the expected day, I suppose it works out. Tcpdump is amazing.  (via) A Collection of Dice Problems.  PDF format.  (via) […]

In Other BSDs for 2016/03/26

By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours. Integrating FreeBSD w/ FreeIPA/SSSD. UbuntuBSD, mentioned here, here, here, here.  Best reaction here. RocketGraph FreeBSD commits on Github for 2015. Why OpenBSD?  (via) KnoxBUG: A new BSD User Group in Knoxville area.  (via) Install OPNSense on the […]

garbage[19]: sched_yield

This week’s garbage[] podcast is up, to go with the BSDTalk interview, and they’ve made it to 20 episodes.    There’s a section at the end about cross-pollination (my favorite BSD term) which I have not been able to listen to yet, but I’m curious. It’s zero-indexed, if that made you confused for a second.

Another update for Radeon users

If you have a Radeon video card in your DragonFly system, and are running bleeding-edge, there’s an update for you.  This is a partial sync with Radeon code for Linux 3.18, with no additional notes in the commit but you can always check elsewhere.

UEFI for you and I

Imre Vadasz has added the ability to create a UEFI bootloader in DragonFly.  Can you use it?  I don’t know; I haven’t tried it yet and I can’t tell from the commit.

clang in DragonFly, soon

John Marino has added the starting framework to use clang as the alternate base compiler in DragonFly.  Note that it’s not hooked into the build yet.  This is the first non-GCC compiler added into DragonFly, so there’s some work yet before you can have an all-clang system.  This should replace GCC 4.7, which is the current […]