Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
I couldn’t help the commentary on some of these links. The Arrival of TrueNAS 9.3 and more. Has anyone tried making a BSD phone? They did; starts with an i. softraid(4) – RAID 5 Call for Testing for OpenBSD. OpenBSD’s rcctl. (via) Solaris moves to pf. I still wish for compatibility tests so people can (Read more...)
Matthew Dillon bought a system with a Broadwell series CPU, installed DragonFly, and wrote up his experience. Read it if you plan on purchasing this hardware any time soon.
Here’s some comments from Matthew Dillon on page coloring in DragonFly; a topic that comes up every year for some reason.
The release candidate for GCC5 (5.1.0) is out, and it’s in DragonFly too. It’s not yet switched over to run as the default – that’ll require the release.
Episode 085 of BSDNow has a conversation with Pascal Stumpf about PIE in OpenBSD, along with the usual mix of news. In the mix is a link to the 1.5.0 release notes for pkg, which affects a number of BSDs, DragonFly included.
The default compiler in DragonFly is going to change over from GCC 4.7 to GCC 5.x very soon, to match the GCC 5.1 release. This means that packages built for DragonFly-master won’t be compatible with the old ones. You will need to reinstall packages when you next ‘pkg install’. John Marino has an extensive writeup detaili [...]
Francois Tigeot has a new update to the drm/i915 driver for testing. It matches, feature-wise, what’s in Linux 3.12. Try it if you’ve got the hardware. (and dragonfly-master)
The insulation on the external lines leading here are apparently delicious, if you’re a squirrel.
I have had trouble with my daily/weekly periodic reports never making it to my GMail account. Sascha Wildner pointed out to me that periodic.conf has its own answer already: daily_output=”/var/log/daily.log” daily_status_security_output=”/var/log/security.log” weekly_output=”/var/log/weekly.log” monthly_ou [...]
Without meaning to, I’ve broken into full-on computer nostalgia this week. Don’t know how it happened, but at least the links are interesting. Tiling by squares. I hope you like math. (via) “whatever it is, it’s already over“, which led me to “The planned unplanned outage“. The NMFECC Cray Time-Sh [...]
At the last minute, as usual. Contributing to OpenBSD. “I spent two days hunting through Xenocara & graphics card driver code Finally found a good workaround: get a wife.” (via) Invented by OpenBSD. OpenBSD 5.7 highlights. Raspberry Pi 2 support in NetBSD. (via) AMD Catalyst might be coming to FreeBSD. Comments (Read mor [...]
There’s been some linking to the updated HAMMER2 design document. The Reddit link doesn’t have anything specific, but the Hacker News one has some details (including a credit code!) for installing DragonFly on a Vultr VPS.
Noticed in the most recent time zone data update for DragonFly: some people keep Mars time.
The most recent (well, this is the mostest recent) update of ACPICA for DragonFly, by Sascha Wildner, is different from the usual import: it happens to include actual upstream support for DragonFly
This week’s BSDNow talks with Baptiste Daroussin about developing and using pkg, for ports and for packaging the base FreeBSD system. (Baptiste has been seen on #dragonflybsd, since pkg is on DragonFly, so I’m sure there’s some relevant bits there, too.) There’s also the usual news summary.
I haven’t been drawing enough attention to it, but there’s been a bunch of HAMMER filesystem activity lately: First, Tomohiro Kusumi has been working on HAMMER – these posts are a small subset of his commits. Second, Matthew Dillon has been working full steam ahead on HAMMER2. The HAMMER2 design document has been updated ( [...]
Happy Easter! It means chocolate for me. Everything is Made up and the Points Don’t Matter. Substitute “open source work” for “design” in this story. (via) The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty. Quoted from the article: They would roll their eyes a bit, then hasten to add, as more than one did, “But he’s right about mos [...]
If you’re part of a BSD user group, please let me know your schedule. I’m able to catch NYCBUG announcements cause I’m on their announce@ mailing list – but I could use more. DiscoverBSD for 2015/03/30. Lumina 0.8.3 is released. Building PC-BSD Utilities From Source. (video) BSD Magazine for March. Directly building [...]
Do you use info pages? Yeah, me neither. John Marino’s removed or converted the various info pages already in DragonFly, and removed texinfo since it’s no longer required. (I’ve linked to a few examples, but there were a number more commits than this.)
This week’s BSDNow has the usual roundup of news, including some… suspicious items, plus an interview of Kamila Sou?ková about conferences and Google Summer of Code. They note this Hammer2 proposal.