Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
As you read this, I’m at NYCBSDCon – or at least should be. FOSDEM 2014 videos are up. The second item listed is about the new version of ports, which includes dports. (via) Crochet-FreeBSD, a system for building bootable FreeBSD images for a variety of platforms including x86, ARM, and VM. (via Markus Pfieffer on IRC, (Read [...]
Michael W. Lucas is selling his work at a temporary discount during NYCBSDCon, which means you have today and tomorrow to get 3 books (Sudo Mastery, DNSSEC Mastery, and SSH Mastery) for $20 total, $7 less than normal. Head to his site to get the coupon code. He’s speaking at NYCBSDCon tomorrow, too – you should go.
Episode 023 of BSDNow is up, with an interview of Ted Unangst about the new signing mechanism in OpenBSD, a NTP server tutorial, and of course more.
Probably because of the C-state changes, Sepherosa Ziehau wants people to use a new set of sysctls instead of the hw.cpu_mwait* ones – at least on x86_64. This won’t affect you if you aren’t already familiar with them, probably.
It’s now possible to reach deeper power-saving C-states with DragonFly, thanks to work from Sepherosa Ziehau. It’s possible to have it auto-adjusted by setting two sysctls.
I put in the application for Google Summer of Code 2014, for DragonFly. Will we get in for a 7th year? I hope so! (I still want more mentors; contact me if you’re interested.)
I managed to miss this because of reasons: BSDNow is running a contest. Come up with a tutorial that can be used ‘on-air’, and you can win a custom-made pillow showing the boot screen of the BSD of your choice. It’s bizarre but cool. Edit: the body text of the contest notes that the contest ends January 31st. (Read more.. [...]
I already asked this question on kernel@, but I’ll repeat it here. Who is interested in mentoring for DragonFly, for Google Summer of Code 2014? The org application period is starting today, and it would be neat to do this for a seventh year in a row.
Lots of randomness this week. That’s great! Facial animation, then and now, and now. (via) accessmaincomputerfile.net. Some of these are real, or at least made with ‘real’ parts. (via) Writing more maintainable shell scripts. (again, Bash-specific.) Nancy Householder Hauge’s stories about working HR for Sun Micro [...]
For once, I got this mostly done before late Friday night! OpenBSD on the Beaglebone Black. DiscoverBSD’s January 28th roundup. Automated FreeBSD Panic Reporting. More people need to do this. A report from the n2k14 OpenBSD hackathon. New to me: CHERIBSD. Capsicum, implemented in hardware, is a rough summary. Python is going to 3.x b [...]
The latest BSDNow video is up, with the normal array of recent events and an interview of George Neville-Neil. The interview is about the new FreeBSD Journal, which should be out… today? The site says “Coming in January”, so it must be soon.
If you have an Intel-based system, and are running DragonFly master, there’s new c-states (power-saving modes) for you to try. Sepherosa Ziehau posted a note about testing and feedback.
There’s been periodic commits updating the USB4BSD support in DragonFly; I haven’t been linking to them because they are generally incremental. However, it’s good to (re?)mention just how you can build DragonFly with that new USB support.
xf86-video-intel-2.21.15 should now work on your DragonFly system. I don’t see it in dports, yet, though.
Recent updates to tzcode apparently fixed a long-standing time zone bug in DragonFly. POSIX says the America/New_York timezone is picked as default if nothing else has been selected. That didn’t happen in DragonFly – until recently. If your timezone seemed to suddenly jump to U.S. Eastern time, that’s because you never pi [...]
There’s a (rescheduled) BSD installfest happening in an impromptu fashion at Suspenders Bar in New York City, tonight at 6:45. You can also buy tickets for NYCBSDCon there, for less than the online price since it’s direct. There’s another chance to buy them for less on Wednesday at Ear Inn, nearby. (See first link for det [...]
Finally, a relatively quiet week. Writing more efficient shell scripts. The Occultation of Relations and Logic: Exposing the Hidden Meaning from within Shadows and Unix Command Lines. Piped shell commands seen as a set of relations. This is the most analysis I’ve ever seen of a command line. (via) Also related. Perl Secret Operators [...]
Back to relatively normal volume, this week. FreeBSD 10 is out. OpenBSD got electrical funding, and is now holding a funding drive. new openssh key format and bcrypt pbkdf. A new key format for OpenSSH, and how to switch to it – only available in OpenBSD as of this writing. I did not know this: There’s a (Read more...)
Episode 21 of BSDNow is up, with the usual variety of material. There’s an interview with Colin Percival, known for work on FreeBSD and Tarsnap, along with other content. Wait! The video isn’t actually posted yet. I just saw the page and got excited.
There’s a new ACPI version in DragonFly, and Sascha Wildner wants you to update your BIOS, just to be sure.