Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
If you have a sili(4) device, Francois Tigeot needs you to run a particular patch and tell him what happens. He’s testing a larger I/O request size, and wants to see how it will work out “in the field”.
Lots of links, not a lot of commentary, this week. Enjoy! What is your most productive shortcut with Vim? The first very extensive answer is actually all vi, not vim. (via) Found via previous link: vi / vim graphical cheat sheet. The site where that image site sells a vi emulator for Visual Studio/Word/Outlook. I can (Read more...)
I’ve put the 3.4 release images up on terasaur, a Bittorrent seeding site. Please try pulling them and let me know how it goes. I haven’t torrented many things, so I am unsure how to even verbify “torrent’. Hopefully that sentence and those links work out.
I am somewhat entertained by Michael W. Lucas’s most recent blog post about IP Sets. This is mostly because, as he points out, he could use one pf config file across multiple machines and BSDs for network management, but has to fiddle with ipsets to get different Linux machines to match.
If you’re looking to install DragonFly on a Kimsufi server, and you can read French, this explanation may help you. (via Enjolras on EFNet #dragonflybsd)
If you’ve ever wondered about how you can resize/move a HAMMER filesystem, follow this thread for a variety of answers.
Have you ever wondered about how the booting process works on DragonFly? Well, Ivan Uemlianin did, out loud. Several different recommendations followed, so now you can learn too.
It’s been 2 years since the pkgsrc packages for DragonFly 2.12/2.13 were getting updated, so I am going to remove them. If you’re running DragonFly 2.12, you’ll want to either build from source or upgrade DragonFly.
‘william opensource4you’ posted a summary of the steps he took for setting up a DragonFly system with XFCE4, using dports. It’s pretty straightforward, and thanks to dport’s binary nature, should be exactly reproducible.
John Marino brought up a point every operating system project will have to think about: when does support for i386 (i.e. 32-bit x86 processors) stop? Follow the thread for details. There’s no final answer, yet.
As posted in my email to users@: Version 3.4 of DragonFly is officially out. The release ISO/IMG files are all available at the usual mirrors: http://www.dragonflybsd.org/mirrors/ The release notes have details on all the changes: http://www.dragonflybsd.org/release34/ If you are planning to try the new dports system for installing third-part [...]
These are getting denser and denser with links, in part because I’m looking harder and in part because Hacker News is becoming a better and better source of links; there seems to be a new go-to site for tech links every 8-12 months. Slashdot, then Digg, then Reddit, then Hacker News… Intel has published a HTML5 development envi [...]
Are you using hotplugd? If you are, this post from ‘william opensource4you’ about a small patch he made may be useful to you.
John Marino has committed updates for libmpfr, diff utils, grep, and libexpat/libbsdxml. Libmpfr, the one item that I suspect doesn’t spring instantly to mind, is a library for floating-point computation.
As I described in a post to the kernel@ mailing list, the DragonFly 3.4 images are getting uploaded for mirroring and downloaded for testing. Assuming no surprises happen, we will be able to release very soon.
Francois Tigeot put together some examples of the improvements from DragonFly 3.2 to DragonFly 3.4. The improvement in tmpfs performance is pretty dramatic.
For those of us still on IPv4 networks, the BSD-specific OpenGrok site bxr.su should now be available in general, not just on IPv6.
If you’re running DragonFly-current, which right now means version 3.3 and very soon 3.5, you are probably running pkgsrc. If you want to transition to dports, this pair of posts from John Marino will tell you how.
The April 2013 issue of BSD Magazine is all about FreeNAS. I mean, every article is FreeNAS related. If you’re curious about the product, this is the place to start. (The magazine is also now available in ePub format in addition to PDF.) Does FreeNAS count as another BSD flavor, rather than an appliance? I’m not sure.
Now’s the time to put in your application for Summer of Code projects, if you’re a student. The application period runs until May 3rd. There’s already been some proposals on the mailing lists; now they can be put in officially. I’ll point out the last link is from a returning GSoC student, and has a lot of detail; ( [...]