Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
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.
Busy week, but lots to read. My brush with Oulipo. Thinking far harder about language patterns than I thought possible. The awful thing about getting it right the first time is that nobody realizes how hard it was. Follow the links, and feel disappointment. BASIC turns 50. I like BASIC – specifically AppleBASIC – in a way (Re [...]
Updated late this week because of circumstances. Michael W. Lucas is appearing at PenguinCon. Do you use Kerberos or SRP in libssl? Ted Unangst wants to know. (Thanks, Amit Kulkarni) Speaking of which, OpenSSH no longer requires OpenSSL. OpenBSD 5.5 is out. BSD for embedded devices? The FreeBSD Foundation has a spring fundraising campaign [...]
The reaction I have heard a number of times from new DragonFly users: hey, this runs really fast, even when I try to load it down!
ATM support is gone in DragonFly, and frankly, I’m surprised it was still there.
BSDTalk 240 is 35 minutes with George Neville-Neil talking about NTP and the precision time protocol.
BSDNow 035 is up with a whole lot of pf content, including an interview of Peter Hansteen, of “Book of PF” fame. There’s a 3rd version of that book coming out soon.
Sascha Wildner’s updated ACPICA to version 20140424. Will that help you? Perhaps with newer motherboards; otherwise check the changelog.
The pkg tool, used in DragonFly (and FreeBSD) for ports, is at version 1.2. Version 1.3 will apparently be able to solve the problem where one port is ended and replaced with another. This is a problem that’s been around forever, and I don’t just mean with pkg. I don’t know how soon 1.3 will be out, or what version FreeBS [...]
Just so nobody’s surprised: DragonFly process IDs now go an order of magnitude higher.
Settle back, there’s a lot to read. CERN Terminal font. I mentally expect the characters to be printed in green or amber, just from the shape. (via) Systems Programming at Twitter. (via) Richard Garriot’s D&D #1; his first game written in BASIC, long before Ultima. There’s a contest involved, but that’s not th [...]
Another active week. RetroBSD recently moved to Git and GitHub, and is now buildable on Mac OS X. ALTQ is gone, at least for the OpenBSD version of pf. So I’ll bring up this point again: pf is fragmenting, and we should do something about it. The EdgeBSD presentation from FOSDEM 2014. (via) (Read more...)