Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Antonio Huete put together a list of goals for the next release on the DragonFly bugtracker. Some of them are pretty ambitious, some of them are relatively easy, but they are all very useful.
This site, shiningsilence.com, is now available on IPv6. Thanks to Markus Müller for getting me to actually complete the process.
Trivia fact that I told someone about at NYCBSDCon: the habit of using (via) to correctly attribute links comes from a still-online-but-not-functioning site called The Nonist. The fellow putting it together had the most wonderful ability to find esoteric, interesting items to read about. I can’t match his talent for images. The Wayba [...]
Lots of links, yet again. Michael W. Lucas intends to have more BSD books out this year – at least 2. He goes into great detail on his plans. He hints at other authors with material on the way. BSD-linked Twitter accounts. I like finding accounts of individual developers, so you can see what projects people are working on. (Read mo [...]
I knocked my own server out of commission today – sorry! I thought it was because I was experimenting with an IPv6 tunnel – but no. It appears to be a long-running Minecraft server. Once that was gone, it all got better.
We’ve got Go builders running for DragonFly, but nobody actively maintaining Go itself on DragonFly. The dports version builds, but there’s a Go release coming up and having native support would be much better than relying on chance FreeBSD build compatibility. The current error as I type this is a TLS problem that sounds like a [...]
For BSDTalk 238, Will Backman has recordings from NYCBSDCon 2014. I think I’m in there, even though I haven’t listened to it yet.
BSDNow episode 24 is up, with a recap of NYCBSDCon’s events, an interview with Luke Marsden of hybridcluster.com, a chrooted SFTP tutorial, and of course more.
Here’s a potential DragonFly and Summer of Code project: adding support for more than 63 cores to DragonFly. Matthew Dillon has already outlined how.
HOPE X, the 2600 conference, is happening July 18-20 in NYC. It’s not specifically BSD-themed, of course, but given that I heard about it at NYCBSDCon means there will be BSD people there.
There seems to be a lot of ACPI-related updates lately: Sascha Wildner has updated ACPICA in DragonFly to what I think is the very latest version. See his commit for the differences.
John Marino updated daemon(8) on DragonFly. For some reason, I didn’t know it was a standalone program. I knew about the idea of daemons as helpers based inside the computer, which is why so many server programs end with a ‘d’ – sshd, ftpd, and so on. Inexplicably, I never actually saw the program itself.
A low week this week, but I have been on the road… I will hopefully have a large NYCBSDCon report up later today, to make up for a skimpy Lazy Reading. Bit rot, circa 1998. Enjoy looking at the old technology options and prices. (via) The Industrial Internet of Things. Most of what’s out there that (Read more...)
Here I think out loud about NYCBSDCon, presented from my cleaned-up notes taken on my phone during the event. Get ready, cause there’s a lot of words here. The event was very popular, to the point of overflowing the venue, Suspenders. The venue was excellent, though. The entire bar/restaurant was turned over to the convention for the [...]
The NYCBSDCon event is being livestreamed right now. I encourage watching them if you can’t make it there in person. If you don’t have time to watch the live streams, they should be available as recordings later. I will of course link to the recordings as soon as I know where they are.
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.