Posts in category DragonFlyBSD Digest
Sascha Wildner has removed some drivers in the x86_64 config. This will only really affect you if you use a custom kernel and still have entries for those drivers in the config file.
Thanks to Markus Pfeiffer, there is now a locking(9) man page for use the next time you say, “Which is the right lock to use?” Something I see almost monthly.
There were more problems found in OpenSSL… right after release of DragonFly 3.8. OpenSSL 1.0.1h has been committed, thanks to Robin Hahling and Sascha Wildner. I’ll be rolling a 3.8.1 release soon. If you are saying “Hey, what about LibreSSL? And do I write it LibReSSL?”, it’s not set up as a portable release [...]
Less links than last week, but still lots. Alliteration! “Google’s autonomous cars, meanwhile, have never even seen snow.” Or ice, or deer? Uh oh. Bits Sysadmins Should Know. (via) Why Atom Can’t Replace Vim. The title is misleading; it’s Emacs vs. Vim. (via) How vi came about – Bill Joy in 1984. Co [...]
Concise links this week. DiscoverBSD’s roundup for 2014/06/02. Code review culture meets FreeBSD. Michael Dexter’s BSDCan 2014 trip report. A RetroBSD license audit. (from #nycbug) Ass ember. FreeBSD GNATS is gone; now it’s Bugzilla. Nobody sheds a tear. NetBSD runs on BeBoxes? I didn’t realize. FreeBSD now has R [...]
BSDNow 040 has an interview with Karl Lehenbauer at FlightAware, a tutorial on OpenBSD’s packaging system, and more from BSDCan 2014.
BSDTalk 242 has 17 minutes of conversation with Chris Buechler (of pfSense fame), recorded at BSDCan 2014.
The 3.8 release of DragonFly is out! See the release page for a changelog and check your local mirror for download first. Binary dports packages for 3.8 have been built; they are available for download. (link goes to release versions of the packages. Future updates will be in ../LATEST) For upgrades from 3.6: You can pull the 3.8 source no [...]
NYCBUG is having a meeting tomorrow night with the theme “Cloud and Colocation“. However! Suspenders, the usual restaurant location, has closed. (Aw, I liked it) This meeting is happening at the About.com offices, which means you can’t just show up – send email if you plan to attend.
I have possibly two weeks worth of Lazy Reading built up here, so sit down and get with the clicking: The Internet with a Human Face. Maciej Ceglowski’s recent talk. This is the you-should-read-it link of the week. (via) I Broke My Phone’s Screen, and It Was Awesome. Bunnie Huang finds the best place in the (Read more...)
I put together a second release candidate for DragonFly 3.8, and it’s uploading now. The reason is that I goofed up the pkg build - Sascha Wildner has hopefully made that harder for me to screw up now. Release is still planned for the 4th.
Some meaty links this week. How old is your oldest on-disk Unixish operating system? I ask that question because I saw this. Undeadly has a nice set of links to all the recent BSDCan 2014 presentation videos. I don’t see Francois Tigeot’s DragonFly talk in there, though – don’t know if it got recorded. Packaging on [...]
BSDNow episode 039 is up, with an interview of Jon Anderson about capsicum and casperd, a tutorial about encrypting DNS traffic, and a slew of other links including ones to the recent BSDCan event presentations.
If you have DragonFly on a laptop, and a docking station for that laptop, it may be better supported now. (no, I don’t know exactly what acpi_dock does.)
Alexandre Perrin contributed an upgrade of wpa_supplicant and hostapd for DragonFly, bringing it from 0.6.10 to version 2.1 – a 4-year jump.
Thanks to John Marino and people I don’t know the name of in the gcc project, DragonFly is now part of the gcc test suite. “What about clang?” you say? We’re not picky; DragonFly works with either.
I’ve branched DragonFly 3.8, and tagged a release candidate. Please try the release candidate if you can. I have links in my post to users@/kernel@. Don’t forget the remaining issues! Planned release date is June 4th.
Normally I’d save this for the In Other BSDs weekend item, but the time horizon is too short: Theo De Raadt and Bob Beck are giving a last-minute LibreSSL talk tonight at the Calgary UNIX Users Group meeting at 5:30 PM. See www.cuug.ab.ca for the location.
Michael W. Lucas is doing a webcast for O’Reilly today, at 1 PM Eastern. The title is “Beyond Security: Getting to Know OpenBSD’s Real Purpose. You can also get his “Absolute OpenBSD” book, 2nd edition, for 50% off with the coupon code DEAL. I think that’s a today-only offer, so jump on it now.
BSDTalk 241 has Will Backman getting 26 minutes of conversation with Bob Beck at BSDCan 2014, the same fellow who presented the much-linked First 30 Days of LibreSSL talk.