It’s been possible to install and run clang on DragonFly for a long time, of course, and at least build world with it. However, John Marino is putting in significant work to make clang one of the system compilers, replacing the older gcc44 that’s in DragonFly now. (The newer gcc47 stays.) This won’t be part of the next re [...]
I noted the last few things that should be committed before the DragonFly release. People have spoken up for most of them, but it wouldn’t hurt to try recent -master with the upmap/kpmap work that recently went in. Benchmarks wouldn’t be a bad idea, either.
Sascha Wildner brought in led(4) from FreeBSD. It’s a driver for flashing LEDs, as you might have guessed. I’d like to see someone make Blinkenlights, whether BeBox-style or just generally mysterious.
Writing this now, and hoping I’ll get the server apart and back together fast enough nobody notices. BlackBerry: The Endgame. Points out that QNX is/was a problem for the ecosystem. Breaking Madden: Edge of Tom-morrow. I love these despite being indifferent to football. Measure your open source community’s age to keep it healthy. The [...]
The machine this site runs on just had a fan die, so somewhere in the next 24 hours, I’m going to be installing a new fan, and a new hard drive while I’m at it. Expect a few hours of downtime as I rebuild both hardware and software.
Done at the last minute, like always, but surprisingly extensive this week: DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/06. FreeBSD Cheatsheet. FreeBSD 10.1 RC2 is out. Question about the BSD community as a whole. mandoc now contains man. PC-BSD now has a new Linuxulator and AppCafe. GhostBSD 4.0 is out. Frequent BSD author Michael W. Lucas is (Read more...)
Matthew Dillon has added /dev/upmap and /dev/kpmap to DragonFly in two commits. (er, three.) It’s an optimization of some sort, and it is unfortunately over my head. Please, someone comment in a way that fills it in. I’m tired.
Because I missed last week, there’s two BSDNow episodes to catch (assuming you are using me as notification for new ones.) Episode 58, Behind the Masq, has an interview with Matt Ranney and George Kolaand, and a tutorial that includes DNSMasq, for the title source. Episode 59, the title of which I can’t reprint accurately, has a [...]
Francois Tigeot gave talks at EuroBSDCon and XDC 2014, and he’s posted slide and video links. He covers DragonFly and Postgres and video drivers, or at least I assume so cause I haven’t watched them yet. There’s other BSD-specific material available too, according to his post.
John Marino updated wpa_supplicant. He then suggested moving it into dports, so that it could be updated independently of the base system. (this update, for instance, took years.) Since wpa_supplicant is necessary to get some systems online – and it can’t be installed if missing if you don’t have a network link – i [...]
Robin Hahling volunteered to update OpenSSH in DragonFly, which is good news. It’s a jump from version 6.1 to 6.7, so there’s some feature changes. tcpwrappers support is gone, for instance. If you have a reason to object to this change, speak up now.
John Marino has upgraded gcc, libedit, xz, and grep in DragonFly. Also, tzdata has jumped from version 2014e to 2014h, thanks to Sascha Wildner.
Whee! A talking car dashboard from the 1980s. Argos Catalogs. Count how many of the pictured items have been absorbed by cell phones. (via) Features are Faults. King of click. More Model M stories.
Quiet for you, the reader, at least. My schedule is irregular because of work over the next few days – including the weekend – so regular posting may not resume until next week. Sorry!
For some reason, OpenSSL-using command line clients – but not any browsers – are choking on the RSS feed for this site when fetched via https. So, the site no longer defaults to https. It’s still available if you want to use it, and I’ll work on fixing the setup. The way to see it is: openssl s_client -connect www.dr [...]
I spent a good chunk of this weekend at work for various reasons, so it’s a slightly less long list. On the plus side, I know a bit more about setting up fiber links now. On the Design of Editors for Small Computers. Pre-vi, pre-emacs. (via) Rob Pike: Reflections on Window Systems. Video. (via) (Read more...)
Whee! FreeBSD 10.1 beta 3 is out – though it may be superseded by the time this article is published. pkg is apparently supported in Salt and cdist. (via) DiscoverBSD’s September BSD release list. DiscoverBSD’s news roundup for 2014/09/29. The September BSD Magazine is out. (via) Undeadly has links to (all?) the EuroBSDCo [...]
Since the switch to https here, the RSS feed has been having trouble, as several people reported. I haven’t had time to look into it much so far. Though I suppose it’s only likely that you are reading this if you are unaffected by it.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview about mentoring with Steve Wills of FreeBSD, the usual array of news. This week has more small device news than normal – NetBSD on Raspberry Pi and pfSense on a mini-ITX system. And a mention of my desktop article! I’m relevant!
The powersaving page on dragonflybsd.org has seen a bunch of updates; this should be handy even if you aren’t on battery power that often.