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John Marino has moved DragonFly from binutils 2.22 to 2.24. I think this may require a full buildworld when upgrading… not sure. Anyway, binutils has a changelog if you are curious.
BSDNow episode 14 is up – and actually has been for a few days; I’ve been on the road. There’s an interview with George Wilson about OpenZFS and a bunch more stuff I haven’t had a chance to watch yet. (see previous note about being on the road.)
I had a sometimes-great, sometimes-difficult trip to New York City over the past few days, and while I was there, I met the ball of energy that is George Rosamond of NYCBUG (which is having a huge party right now.) He and I talked for a bit about various aspects of the BSD ecosystem, and one thing he noted (Read more...)
Links are a bit rushed this week cause I’ve been on the road, but here you go. explainshell – help for arbitrary shell commands. It’s a really good idea, implemented in a pretty way. (via) True X-Mouse Gizmo for Windows. I’m also saving this for later, just like the person who found this link. From the (Read more.. [...]
Happy birthday to me! Is Your Stack Protector Working? On Undeadly, so it’s OpenBSD. ChaCha20 and Poly1305 in OpenSSH. (via) The next PC-BSD 10.0 image is available. Reid Linnemann is the latest in the Faces of FreeBSD series. NetBSD has updated file. FreeBSD’s iwn(4) driver has some updates (also in DragonFly). FreeBSD now ( [...]
No Starch Press noticed that I keep talking about Michael W. Lucas’s BSD-related books, and I’ve linked to Peteris Krumins’s catonmat site before, so they sent a copy of Krumins’s new “Perl One-Liners” book to me. Here’s the hook for me: Perl was the first language I wrote a program of any rea [...]
If you have a Hammer volume that is offline, meaning that you don’t have the pseudo-file-systems null-mounted anywhere, it won’t get cleaned up in overnight processing. You just have to manually specify it.
If you have a bge(4) network card and it’s giving you problems every time you configure it, there’s a fix on the way.
Rett Kent has volunteered for maintaining i386 support under dports. Good luck! 3rd-party software management is difficult.
This post from Konrad Neuwirth asking how to do a minimal installation of DragonFly led to this list of all the ‘knobs’ you can set to make your installation smaller, from John Marino. (And your buildworld faster, if that’s appealing to you.) I also pointed at rconfig and PFI, which are criminally underdocumented.
Now that I’m going into more descriptive detail with these, I’m going to try without the bullet points. It’s less of a Wall Of Text that way. Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Learning How to Code. Really, very good advice. (via) ‘vr’ mentioned the Space Cadet and Symbolics Macivory keyboards in com [...]
A lighter week for commits probably because of the U.S. holiday, but still plenty of things to link. Gabor Pali is this week’s ‘Faces of FreeBSD‘. The DiscoverBSD weekly BSD summary. There will be a FreeBSD Journal, though I see no mention on the Foundation site yet. There’s a ruBSD conference on December 14th, in Mos [...]
BSDNow 13 is out, and it includes an interview with Jordan Hubbard of ports/Apple/iXSystems fame. They also continue the ‘Building an OpenBSD router’ project, and of course, there’s more.
pkg 1.2 is coming out. This brings a number of new features, but as John Marino posted, you may want to delete your old pkg.conf to keep the new version from complaining about an old config file. This upgrade is a step on the way to signed packages, which is a Good Idea.
Remember the ‘mini roadmap’, mentioned last week yesterday? John Marino put together a Google Docs spreadsheet to track the task status; several items are already cleared off. Take a look and tackle a task.
John Marino posted a possible ‘roadmap’ for DragonFly, now that we’re past the 3.6 release. The thread went on for some ways as it was discussed, including my crazy ideas. Notably, several suggested items have already been tackled – an iwn(4) upgrade has already happened, and an update to bmake, based on John’s [...]
This is a little old, but Matthew Dillon noted the status of his Hammer2 work a little while ago. Some highlights: he’s intending Hammer2 to be usable on a single host by the time of the next DragonFly release (summer 2014), the Summer of Code project for compression has already been integrated, and he listed different parts of the wor [...]
If you’re planning to run DragonFly in KVM, remember this post from Matthew Dillon, giving the settings he uses. This will save you a bit of time.
If you have a recent laptop with an iwn(4) wireless chipset, Matthew Dillon’s recent work getting an updated version of the driver together will probably help you. It was done specifically to support a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, but many more should also now work.
If you’re upgrading dports (and you probably are if you are going from DragonFly 3.4 to 3.6), there’s a minor issue in dports, inherited from FreeBSD ports: you need to manually remove perl before upgrading. It’s all of one command, so it’s not a huge burden. Joris Giovanngeli spotted it first.