Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
It took me a little while, but DragonFly 3.8.2 images are uploaded now to the main site. Check the 3.8.2 changelog if you didn’t before. This is a recommended upgrade for the newer OpenSSL, and should otherwise have little impact on the programs you have installed.
BSDNow has reached the milestone of 50 episodes, and this week’s show has VPN setup as a tutorial, Robert Watson interviewed, and of course more discussion on most every flavor.
There’s been good progress in Francois Tigeot’s work on Haswell graphics support in DragonFly. If you have one of those newer units, you should be able to use the i915 driver with it now – as long as you keep acceleration off. (You won’t notice any difference in 2D anyway.)
This week’s Lazy Reading started as overflow from last week. Cron checker. Cron commands to English. (via) Unboxing the Magnus supercomputer. Aw, Crays don’t look as cool as they used to. (via) OpenVMS gets a new lease on life. (via) Also, there are public OpenVMS installations like deathrow (via) (Read more...)
A relatively short week; I’m on the move today. DiscoverBSD’s roundup for 2014/08/04. FreeBSD installed. Your next 5 moves should be… (via) switched from arch linux to openbsd, reference advice? “make the Linux network stack as good as FreeBSD’s“. I’m leery of that statement. This comment may lea [...]
I’ve tagged DragonFly 3.8.2, which exists mostly to accommodate the latest release of OpenSSL. (Security fixes, which should not be a surprise.) I will build images as soon as I get a chance.
If you have a i915 video chipset (which appears to be most every recent laptop), Francois Tigeot would like you to try his huge patch. It doesn’t support Haswell chips yet, though it lays some of the groundwork for it.
BSDNow 049 is titled “The PC-BSD Tour”, and gives exactly that during the show. They also talk about some recent news items that I missed, and point at some interesting things, like some recent BAFUG videos that made it online.
If you have a particular favorite thing in DragonFly, Damian Vincino would like to know about it.
There’s a new version of pkg out – 1.3. (via) That’s an announcement on the FreeBSD-ports-announce list. Since DragonFly also uses pkg, that means it’s available for DragonFly too. John Marino reported on IRC that he’s testing a bulk build now, using it on DragonFly.
NYCBUG is holding a OpenBSD Ports ‘class’ on August 6th (day after tomorrow). You can make a port of something you need, or work on something existing, hackathon style. See the announcement for details – you need to warn someone you are coming for building access.
There’s a lot to read this week… I’m not sure how that happened. Schwa, two decades later. I had this, then. Famous Women of Computer Science. At least some of the names should be familiar to you. (via) Anil Dash on the shifting meaning of “public”. An outgrowth of the jerktech problem.(via) The History (R [...]
I was thinking this was going to be a short week, but nope. Using pkgsrc for HPC. Follow the thread for discussion of pkgsrc as a self-contained tool system, including the compiler. Debugging Firefox on pkgsrc. CDE is in pkgsrc-wip. tmux in NetBSD got updated. pcc in NetBSD got an update, too. NetBSD can work (Read more...)
As you can probably guess somewhat from the title, BSDNow 048 has an interview about LibreSSL, with Brent Cook. There’s also the normal news roundup, and other recent events.
A frequent question people ask when trying Hammer is “How can I do software RAID to cover a disk failure?” Hammer provides for streaming one volume to another, so you can duplicate drives, but there isn’t an automatic failover mechanism as there is with a RAID setup. The first answer is usually “get hardware RAIDR [...]
The July issue of BSD Magazine is out, and it contains several articles about pkg, for use on FreeBSD, PC-BSD, and DragonFly. The article on DragonFly and pkg was written by Siju George.
Rust has been ported to DragonFly by Michael Neumann. His blog has implementation details, and you can pull from his repo to get a buildable version. This may be useful, as he notes, for anyone wanting to build Rust on other BSDs.
I missed this last week because I was on the road: BSDNow 047 is up, titled DES Challenge IV, has some followup on recent topics like pf in FreeBSD and the recent OpenBSD hackathon, plus an interview of Dag-Erling Smørgrav.
It’s all multimedia day here, as BSDTalk 243 is also out with 16 minutes of conversation with Ingo Schwarze about mandoc. Mandoc is the man replacement in OpenBSD and built-but-not-yet-used in DragonFly. ‘man replacement’ is probably an oversimplification.
I was low on time but I still brought the links! This is why software sucks. Many people get tech news by skimming headlines, and don’t read details – so prominently writing an opinionated title is more effective sometimes than, say, reasoned argument. “selective disclosure” is a better term. (same author) The EFF [...]