Lots to read this week. The Open Source Financial Developers Association has a very complete calendar of open source events around NYC. (via) Google Code-in 2014 has announced its mentoring orgs. Also, Google Summer of Code 2015 has been announced. Facebook’s New Data Center Is Bad News for Cisco. Somewhat free of technical data, but I (R [...]
I actually got this started early, for once, instead of completing in a panic on Friday night. The Move from Linux to FreeBSD. (via) BSDTalk247 – FreeBSD: The Next 10 Years with Jordan Hubbard. I meant to post this before; lost track. /var/tmp now links to /tmp on OpenBSD. OpenBSD now has perl 5.20.1 in base. (Read more...)
BSDNow 064 (somehow, 64 seems a nicer milestone than 50) links to a huge pile of EuroBSDCon 2014 videos, including 2 DragonFly presentations. There’s also an interview with Justin Cormack, who must be cool; I can tell from his name. There’s a lot more material just written on the page after the video, so I’ll point you at [...]
I hadn’t caught this yet cause I am working extra hours, but Matthias did: Matthew Dillon talks about DragonFly and the 4.0 release for a good 43 minutes on BSDTalk.
A fellow whom I’ve only seen named as Bill is working on what he calls ipfw2, though technically what’s already in DragonFly is ipfw2, since it’s the second version of ipfw. Either way, he has a project page up describing what he’s done so far, and what he plans.
Sascha Wildner has removed the old USB system from DragonFly; you’re getting USB4BSD no matter what now, after the 4.0 release. While we’re at it, xhci is now automatically loaded in the installer, so installer USB drives attached to USB3 ports will work.
Markus Pfeiffer has made usb_pf work on DragonFly, which means it’s possible to dump USB traffic and filter it, similar to tcpdump. This can be handy when debugging a USB device, and that’s like 90% of all devices anyway.
Snow snow snow! DoomRL, a Doom roguelike. From Hasso Tepper, who correctly pointed out I haven’t been linking enough roguelike material lately. Unix: Catching up with Unix errors. True Stuff: Build Your Own Propeller Car. Not so much about the car as about the building part. Making Internet Local. A deep dive into what everyone call [...]
Totally last minute. People still add things to telnet? FreeBSD has removed faith(4) and faithd(8). FreeBSD ports now has stack smashing protection on by default. FreeBSD 10.1 is out. (And PC-BSD follows) PC-BSd is looking at ‘roles‘. Printing device trees in OpenBSD. Munin and pf queues. Contributing. (Applies to any BSD, (Re [...]
If you look at your local DragonFly mirror, you’ll see ISO and IMG versions of DragonFly 4.0.0RC3. Please run, break, and report. (Check the iso-images directory.)
Imre Vadaz’s recent change to dev/drm, adding kqueue support, has (from anecdotal reports in IRC) made video performance much better. It’s committed to DragonFly 4.0, so it’ll be in the next release.
BSDNow 063 has the normal news articles and links, and an interview of Kristaps Džonsons, one of the people working on mandoc. There’s also a tutorial on bandwidth throttling with pf.
Matthew Dillon had some followup commits that went in just after I tagged RC2 of DragonFly 4.0 last night, so I’ve tagged RC3. Tagging’s cheap, anyway.
I just tagged a second release candidate of DragonFly 4. Matthew Dillon’s recent reapctl() addtions – now called procctl() – just went in.
Matthew Dillon’s added the reapctl() call, which gives a process control over all sub-processes, even when detached. This is initally useful for bulk builds of dports, but can probably be extended farther…
For some reason, more historical links this week than usual. Thinking Forth. It sounds to be – though I haven’t read it yet – one of those books that transcends the target language. (via) Fuzix, a “new” OS. (They should just try something else small, like RetroBSD.) (via) The Best Small Computer in (Read mo [...]
Snow finally hit my area yesterday, which makes me happy. PC-BSD 10.1-RC2 Released. FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 now available. Building an OpenBSD firewall and router Michael W. Lucas’s next book: “Networking for Sysadmins“. BSD-friendly, of course. See also: his sci-fi work, not BSD related. PC-BSD’s Lumina gains plugins. (on [...]
I said “USB ethernet drivers should work now” yesterday, but didn’t specify what works with the new USB structure in DragonFly. Sascha has fixed that by explicitly porting aue(4), cue(4), ipheth(4) and kue(4) from FreeBSD. As his commit notes, there’s still a few more devices to go.
BSDNow 062 has an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek, and he talks about the Sun Microsystems-originated technologies found in FreeBSD. You figured that out already from the title, didn’t you?
If you’ve got a USB Ethernet device on DragonFly, it should work. Also, some cell phones tether correctly now, when they may have had trouble before.