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Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link. FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 2 is out. (has been out, but this is the announcement.) The Open Source Software Engagement Award. An excellent, excellent move by Colin Percival. Shuffling Partitions on FreeBSD. Outlining Thin Linux. The article linked to described a stripped do [...]
I had a reminder in my calendar to do it tonight, and thanks to your suggestions, I have a ‘real’ SSL certificate installed. If you want to browse the Digest using https, go for it.
I normally post these on Thursday night, but I didn’t see it in my RSS feed. I think this one feed is behind. In any case, Episode 056 is a lengthy interview with Peter Wemm about the FreeBSD project infrastructure. Allan and Kris are at EuroBSDCon, so I expect there will be some European BSD people getting interviewed in upcoming ep [...]
There’s a new bash vulnerability that could be a problem for a network-facing machine that happens to use bash. (See here for test.) As a BSD user, you can feel somewhat smugly superior since the default shell is tcsh and therefore it may not affect you – unless you’ve installed it from dports. John Marino has already upda [...]
Matthew Dillon hasn’t committed anything to DragonFly in several days… cause he just got married! Congratulations to the newly married couple.
Lots of links this week. Device names. (via) xscreensaver 5.30 is out, along with a story of how much work jwz put into the first version of Lament. One Thing Well mentions toybox, which I think is similar to busybox, but BSD-licensed. This hard drive still worked. (via) Unix: Scripting with templates (Read more...)
Low on the source links this week, but there’s plenty else. TrueOS, CD-sized. Warning: lots of ads on that page. (via) FreeBSD with a swap file instead of a swap partition. (via) FreeNAS in VMWare Workstation, part 1. Lots of screenshots, little explanation. (via) FreeBSD 10.1 Beta 1 is available. (Read more...)
There’s been so much work in DragonFly recently that makes a desktop easier (i915 support, dports, and so on), that I decided to resurrect an older Dell machine and use it as my desktop. The Dell that I’m using is a leftover from someone else’s workplace; it’s 7 years old, and has “only” 4G of RAM and a Cor [...]
BSDNow 055 has the normal news items, and an interview with Adrian Chadd, who has dome a lot of work on FreeBSD network device drivers (and some coordination with DragonFly, too, thank you Adrian), plus a lengthy news roundup.
Markus Pfeiffer has made it possible to control your laptop’s backlight using ACPI – if you have a i915 chipset and DragonFly. xbacklight does not work, but setting hw.acpi.video.lcd0.brightness does.
I need to get a legit certificate for this domain. I’ve never done serious https cert shopping – who has, and what’s your opinion of the vendors? (“Not Network Solutions” I can already guess).
I didn’t even notice, because this has been a difficult week for me, but I’ve hit over 6,000 posts on the Digest. I passed the 11-year mark too, a few weeks ago. Wee Ada Lovelace. From a wee series, though this is the only computer-related one. Being Productive with Emacs, part 1. (via) The guy (Read more...)
I’m doing this little extra feature because I ran into several news items over the past week or so that made me say “what the hell?” out loud to my monitor. Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager. All? Almost all? Linux distributions use gparted, which is open source and can be updated. Why not add to that? Also, it’ [...]
This has been a very hectic week for me, but I still have links for you. The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System book is getting a significant update. Install Snort on FreeBSD. That place isn’t too far from me. (via) uGet, Open Source Lightweight Download Manager, is Now Available for BSD. loksh (Read more...)
In a bit of perfect timing, PC-BSD’s desktop environment, Lumina, has been ported to DragonFly, thanks to mneumann! It’s not in dports yet, but it should be buildable from source…
BSDNow 054 has an interview with Ken Moore of PC-BSD about the just-released-as-a-port Lumina desktop environment, along with a slew of news items and a Lumina walkthrough.
The Digest is now located at dragonflydigest.com (or dragonflybsddigest.com if you are really into typing). Everything else should be generally the same, and old links still work. I’m only 8 or 9 years late in getting a real domaon name attached…
You can now see the packets, bytes, and drops in altq by using the -altq arg to systat, thanks to this recent commit from Matthew Dillon.
I finished almost this entire thing just on September 1st. I blame school season restarting. Speaking of which, O’Reilly’s running a 50% off ebooks sale. VAXen, My Children, Just Don’t Belong In Some Places. (via) Taking it to Th’emacs. (via) Running old UNIXes on the Raspberry Pi. (via) In the Mind (Read more...)
Why is it so warm out? I want autumn to start. BSD compared to Linux, an explanation. A description of what rcctl does. (via several places) NetBSD runs on the OpenRISK 1000. tmux-resurrect, making tmux survive machine restarts. OpenBSD version numbering explained. PC-BSD has its own subreddit. Lumina is now available as a port – wil [...]