Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
BSDNow 076 interviews Henning Brauer about his work on OpenNTPD, which has recently been converted to a portable version, similar to OpenSSH. (Why? Amplification.) There’s also the normal array of other BSD stories, including DragonFly, yay!
It’s now possible to build world and kernel on DragonFly using gcc 5, and Matthew Dillon has posted an announcement that describes how. He also separately lists the (small considering the included C++) effect on build time. Note that gcc 4.7 remains the default compiler.
If you’re in/near New York City, NYCBUG has a meeting tonight with Issac (.ike) Levy presenting “Life with an OpenBSD Laptop“.
John Marino has removed gcc 4.4 in DragonFly, and replaced it with gcc 5.0. Two things to note: gcc 5 does not yet successfully build world, and DragonFly is an officially supported platform for gcc with this release.
If you have a em(4)/emx(4) card, AKA ‘Intel(R) PRO/1000′, Michael Neumann has an update for you. It’s from Intel’s 7.2.4 release of the code. This is to support the new I218 cards. Initial reports are positive.
I’m… not sure what happened this week. I read the same amount of material, went through my RSS feeds, and this is the only stuff that looked linkable. Sorry! This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous. (via) Odd Comments and Strange Doings in Unix. (via) .bashrc generator. (via) The next Internet is TV (Read more...)
This week is relatively quiet. Raspberry Pi GPU acceleration in NetBSD 7. (via) OpenBSD networking on Macbook Pro? PC-BSD 10.1.1 is out. Is there any RNDIS support in any BSD? Ask HN: Laptop for FreeBSD? Stuck between OpenBSD and DragonFly BSD (mostly Web and File Server) devctl, a new device control utility in FreeBSD. FreeBSD (Read more. [...]
DragonFly is the only BSD, I think, to switch fully to Git for version control, and Matthew Dillon wrote up how DragonFly uses Git.
BSDNow 075 has an interview with Ed Maste about what the FreeBSD Foundation has been up to, and I’m guessing from the “Part 1″ in the title there’s going to be more information in a subsequent show. There’s also a roundup of various BSD news items — more than usual, I think.
Matthew Dillon brought in some wireless networking updates – the ath(4), iwn(4), and wpi(4) drivers are updated. There’s porting notes if you need them, too. In related news, rum(4) is also improved. The updates apparently benefited DragonFly and FreeBSD at the same time.
Francois Tigeot has updated the i915 drivers in DragonFly (remember the call for testing) to match what’s in Linux 3.10, which means you should get excellent accelerated video performance on most any recent Intel video chipset, on DragonFly.
There’s two important numbers in this new, nearly-an-hour-long BSDTalk: Half a million, which are the number of people using FreeBSD via WhatsApp, and 250, which is the number of BSDTalk episodes so far. That’s a great milestone for BSDTalk. Oh, and the recording is from MeetBSD 2014, with Rick Reed talking.
Happy Groundhog Day! Early Copy Protection on the Apple ][. (via) If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It. I’ve linked to other stories on these computers before. (via) Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s job. A homebuilt MOS 6502 based microcomputer system. For those of you who thought the Hemingwrite link (Read [...]
I’m not sure how I ended up with so much BSD material this week, but hey, we all benefit! A user’s experience with OpenBSD as a desktop. (via) FreeBSD Jail Management Tools. nanoBSD for servers – part 1. (via) Sonicwall to pfSense? My first OpenBSD port. (via) Two new LibreSSL (Read more...)
Here’s a number of DragonFly links to clear out my backlog: Peter Avalos has updated OpenSSH in DragonFly to version 6.7. He updated file, too. Bill Yuan’s ipfw branch has been updated. Matthew Dillon’s been making more Hammer2 commits; check the TODO for status. Michael Neumann has Rust working on DragonFly. Filesystem enc [...]
Episode 74 of BSDNow is up, with some interesting stories of Linux users switching to BSD, and an interview of Andrew Tanenbaum of MINIX fame.
If you have very recent alc(4) hardware, it may be supported now. If you are booting over NFS, it may be faster now. These changes are unrelated other than both being recent – NFS is improved for any chipset.
powerd now can be adjusted on DragonFly, for quicker returns to high CPU frequencies, or slower … slowdowns? It’s quickly quick or slowly slow. That’s not the best explanation, but I like rhymes. For a less stupid description, look at the man page, which now includes usage examples.
Francois Tigeot has updated the drm/i915 code again, matching Linux 3.10 for feature level… but it’s a big update. If you are Running DragonFly-master Using a i915 chipset (optional) On a chipset that is not Haswell or Ivy Bridge … He could use your testing and feedback.
I’m saving up for one of those Acer c720p Chromebooks that people seem to be enjoying. If you have enjoyed the Digest for a long time and want to help, please do. Of course it’s to run DragonFly.