Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
This week’s full-length BSDNow episode has an interview of Brian Callahan (NYCBUG) and Aaron Bieber (COBUG) about BSD user groups, along with a number of other topics.
We’re due for the next release of DragonFly. I’ve posted the two-week warning to kernel@. As I noted in that post, please look at the list of issues for the release and see what you can close.
Francois Tigeot is giving a talk tomorrow on benchmarking DragonFly using PostgreSQL, at PGCon 2014. PGCon is the PostgreSQL convention happening immediately after BSDCan in the same location, in case you didn’t know already.
Imre Vadasz is our newest DragonFly committer. Welcome, Imre!
If ever there was a golden moment, this would be it: with the news that networking hardware from the US is suspect, as is China’s, the best networking setup seems to be one you can look at yourself. Someone get those OpenCompute Networking machines going! More port density! Running BSD! (Suggestions on how I can get (Read more...)
Another week, another linkpile. I’d probably have more links if it wasn’t for Lost Alpha coming out. Novena in the X-Ray. I like being able to see the ferrite cores inside the Ethernet ports. Hardening Android. It’s a good idea. (via) How to run the previous command with sudo quickly. Linked more because I never (Read [...]
Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read. What’s wrong with systemd. Matches some of my thoughts – Linux is transitioning from being against the monolith of Microsoft, to assuming a dominant place. (via) DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/05/12. PC-BSD Digest 28 has images of the new AppCafe. PC [...]
Portmaster, if you install it, tells you to upgrade your packages. If you are on DragonFly, you are already upgraded.
Episode 037 of BSDNow is coming from the going-on-right-now BSDCan. It’s mostly an interview with Matthew Ahrens.
Sascha Wildner has updated ral(4) with support for RT2700/2800/3090 chipsets. If you have one of these, please try it out – these are untested.
Sepherosa Ziehau has enabled GSI target CPU auto selection, by default, on x86_64. He says to let him know if there’s problems. I’m not sure what form the problems would take, cause I’m not sure what this does.
I missed this last week: BSDNow episode 36 is out with an interview of David Chisnall of FreeBSD, plus a RAID tutorial, and other stuff as always.
Matthew Dillon brought in Adrian Chadd’s sleep state changes for the ath(4) driver from FreeBSD to DragonFly; you may see reduced power usage if you have the appropriate hardware.
libpcap has been updated in DragonFly by Matthew Dillon, and file has been updated by Peter Avalos.
I’ve linked to Wizzywig (free complete book PDF at that link before, as a sort of early semi-fictional history of personal computing. I met the author at TCAF this weekend; his Brain Rot comics about the start of hip-hop are enjoyable too. There’s about a zillion more books I wanted to buy at TCAF, too… Arabic programming [...]
Short week, cause I’m on the road… The NetBSD Foundation 2013 Financial Report. (via) PC-BSD Digest 27 – they’re mushing pkg and PBI management together. Decent VPS providers with BSD images. There’s more out there than I realized. FreeBSD Foundation newcons highlight. DiscoverBSD for 2014/05/05.
I’ve seen Atlassian Confluence, a Java-based wiki program, in a few places. Atlassian apparently offers their software at a discount (free?) to qualified open source projects. I set up Confluence 5.4 on DragonFly as a test run, and it generally worked. That’s great! I tried to set up version 5.5, and it will not start. May 08, [...]
It’s Day Against DRM, and O’Reilly and No Starch Press are having significant sales on – of course – DRM-free ebooks. That represents a good slice of the BSD-centric books out there.
NYCBUG has a presentation from John Baldwin, happening on the 7th (tomorrow!), all about Bhyve, the BSD hypervisor.
Wojciech Puchar noted with some surprise that DragonFly uses less CPU than expected for high-packet-rate traffic. This has been going on for a while, and apparently Sepherosa Ziehau has even more improvements planned.