Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
I just tagged a second release candidate of DragonFly 4. Matthew Dillon’s recent reapctl() addtions – now called procctl() – just went in.
Matthew Dillon’s added the reapctl() call, which gives a process control over all sub-processes, even when detached. This is initally useful for bulk builds of dports, but can probably be extended farther…
For some reason, more historical links this week than usual. Thinking Forth. It sounds to be – though I haven’t read it yet – one of those books that transcends the target language. (via) Fuzix, a “new” OS. (They should just try something else small, like RetroBSD.) (via) The Best Small Computer in (Read mo [...]
Snow finally hit my area yesterday, which makes me happy. PC-BSD 10.1-RC2 Released. FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 now available. Building an OpenBSD firewall and router Michael W. Lucas’s next book: “Networking for Sysadmins“. BSD-friendly, of course. See also: his sci-fi work, not BSD related. PC-BSD’s Lumina gains plugins. (on [...]
I said “USB ethernet drivers should work now” yesterday, but didn’t specify what works with the new USB structure in DragonFly. Sascha has fixed that by explicitly porting aue(4), cue(4), ipheth(4) and kue(4) from FreeBSD. As his commit notes, there’s still a few more devices to go.
BSDNow 062 has an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek, and he talks about the Sun Microsystems-originated technologies found in FreeBSD. You figured that out already from the title, didn’t you?
If you’ve got a USB Ethernet device on DragonFly, it should work. Also, some cell phones tether correctly now, when they may have had trouble before.
The release candidate for DragonFly 4.0 came out last week, and normally the release would happen after a week. There’s still a few people reporting an odd freeze, so until we can find a cause, we’ll continue to wait.
Chrome runs on DragonFly now, apparently possible now because of this ported fix from Joris Giovannangeli.
Short this week because of the amount of time I was at work, but what I have is good. System/360, older computing pictures. (via) Everyone wants a ports system. EVERYONE. Salto, the Xerox Alto emulator. For those who saw the Alto code release last week. (via) Hidden Histories of the Information Age. (Read more...)
Hardly any source commits to point at this week, but there’s still lots of stuff happening in BSD-land. MeetBSD is happening right now. OpenBSD 5.6 is being released right now too. Michael W. Lucas has released the cover to his upcoming FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials book. Peter N. M. Hansteen’s 3rd edition of the Book of PF [...]
If you can read French, or can translate, here’s an article covering the use of DragonFly as a desktop system.
BSDTalk 246 is available, and has 19 minutes of conversation about TOR, though I haven’t heard it yet to be sure.
As you may be able to guess, BSDNow episode 061 has an interview with John-Mark Gurney about updating FreeBSD’s IPSEC setup, along with the normal collection of news items. There’s also a link to a new BSD-switching blog, and “mailing list gold”.
Despite my complete lack of good planning, John Marino and Francois Tigeot have packages available for the DragonFly 4.0 release candidate that I assembled. Point at this directory to use them.
As Francois Tigeot has pointed out, recent Mesa upgrades have made very old graphics drivers using DRM1 no longer work. They’ve been removed. This won’t affect you unless your graphics card is 10+ years old.
If you are running DragonFly, and also using nginx, the so_reuseport option will give you a significant speed boost. I’ve mentioned it before, but not this directly.
Your local mirror should have a copy of the release candidate for DragonFly 4.0.0 by now. Please try it out and report problems. Note that this is a x86_64 only version; there’s no i386 version though you may be able to manually build on i386.
Lots of light topic links this week. A 50 Year-old Teletype Powered by a Raspberry Pi. (via) Found via the same link: teletype restoration. Also found: the rotary VoIP phone. I’ve made rotaries work again via ATA, but only for inbound. This, I would love to do. How SimCity came to Unix. It’s available (Read more...)
This week I was on top of the whole linking thing. A Minecraft plugin for FreeNAS. PC-BSD has a YouTube channel. LibreSSL 2.1.0 is out. OpenBSD 5.6 sneak peek. Question about the current state of FreeBSD Tanenbaum realizes BSD was a better idea. (via) DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/13. DiscoverBSD for 2014/10/20. FreeBSD (Read more...)