Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
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 FreeBSD 10.1 beta 3 is out – though it may be superseded by the time this article is published.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.
BSDTalk 245 is up, with 7 minutes from Will Backman, the host. He’s setting up new storage for the (long!) history of BSDTalk podcasts, and he asks what people are using for ~ on the Internet.
At least, I assume NYCBUG’s meeting is tonight. It’s at BXL Cafe, and you can see the details in the announcement email. No RSVP required this time, because it’s a bar, so perhaps all you need is a liver.
Sepherosa Ziehau’s recent changes to UDP in DragonFly mention some performance gains to sheer packet count.
Markus Pfeiffer has imported FreeBSD’s if_lagg to DragonFly. It’s for talking LACP over multiple network ports, so that the traffic from those multiple ports can be aggregated – if what’s on the other end generally understands LACP. (Failover mode may not count.) Please test if you have that sort of surfeit of netwo [...]
There’s a few more days of freeze for the pkgsrc-2014Q3 release of pkgsrc. Normally I’d save this for the weekend In Other BSDs, but that’d be too late.
I have an excellent mix of links this week, I think. I like to have multiple links on multiple topics. Xenix 1.0, stuck on the 286. The second operating system licensed from Microsoft by IBM, and it was a type of Unix. (via) 50 Years of Moog. (via) Uselessd. (via) The End (Read more...)
Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link. FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 2 is out. (has been out, but this is the announcement.) The Open Source Software Engagement Award. An excellent, excellent move by Colin Percival. Shuffling Partitions on FreeBSD. Outlining Thin Linux. The article linked to described a stripped do [...]
I had a reminder in my calendar to do it tonight, and thanks to your suggestions, I have a ‘real’ SSL certificate installed. If you want to browse the Digest using https, go for it.
I normally post these on Thursday night, but I didn’t see it in my RSS feed. I think this one feed is behind. In any case, Episode 056 is a lengthy interview with Peter Wemm about the FreeBSD project infrastructure. Allan and Kris are at EuroBSDCon, so I expect there will be some European BSD people getting interviewed in upcoming ep [...]
There’s a new bash vulnerability that could be a problem for a network-facing machine that happens to use bash. (See here for test.) As a BSD user, you can feel somewhat smugly superior since the default shell is tcsh and therefore it may not affect you – unless you’ve installed it from dports. John Marino has already upda [...]
Matthew Dillon hasn’t committed anything to DragonFly in several days… cause he just got married! Congratulations to the newly married couple.
Lots of links this week. Device names. (via) xscreensaver 5.30 is out, along with a story of how much work jwz put into the first version of Lament. One Thing Well mentions toybox, which I think is similar to busybox, but BSD-licensed. This hard drive still worked. (via) Unix: Scripting with templates (Read more...)
Low on the source links this week, but there’s plenty else. TrueOS, CD-sized. Warning: lots of ads on that page. (via) FreeBSD with a swap file instead of a swap partition. (via) FreeNAS in VMWare Workstation, part 1. Lots of screenshots, little explanation. (via) FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 1 is available. (Read more...)
There’s been so much work in DragonFly recently that makes a desktop easier (i915 support, dports, and so on), that I decided to resurrect an older Dell machine and use it as my desktop. The Dell that I’m using is a leftover from someone else’s workplace; it’s 7 years old, and has “only” 4G of RAM and a Cor [...]
BSDNow 055 has the normal news items, and an interview with Adrian Chadd, who has dome a lot of work on FreeBSD network device drivers (and some coordination with DragonFly, too, thank you Adrian), plus a lengthy news roundup.
Markus Pfeiffer has made it possible to control your laptop’s backlight using ACPI – if you have a i915 chipset and DragonFly. xbacklight does not work, but setting hw.acpi.video.lcd0.brightness does.