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I guess the accidental theme this week is Unix. The truth about Unix: The user interface is horrid. From 1981, which says something. (via) Terminal: Beyond Ctrl + A and Ctrl + E. Linked because I needed to know what the nondestructive version of Ctrl-U was. (Ctrl-A) Tools don’t solve the web’s problems, they ARE the (Read more...)
A calmer week, probably because of the U.S. holiday. FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS is out (eBook format). DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/18. PC-BSD 10.1.2 is out. freebsd-wifi-build (via) bhyve on Pluribus, a platform I’m unfamiliar with. (via) pkgSrcCon is happening July 4-5 in Berlin. I like cross-pollination. Diagnosing softraid failures on OpenB [...]
A recent commit from Matthew Dillon means users of Intel Haswell or later CPUs will see reduced power usage, if I’m reading this commit correctly.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Jed Reynolds about ZFS on Linux and FreeBSD, and includes other news bits including about DragonFly’s swap encryption, OpenBSD defaulting to having openntpd on by default, and plenty more.
Hammer will perform daily housekeeping tasks each night. If you’re up late enough, it may kick off while you are working. If you want to stop the process after it’s already started (since it’s disk-intensive), John Marino has added the ‘abort-cleanup‘ command.
If you want to use a scanner on DragonFly, install SANE. That is apparently all you need to do.
Experimental automatic crypting of swap is now available in DragonFly-master. Recently added, though it may have been possible another way.
Get clicking! The Rise and Fall of Japan’s PC-98. I always wondered what PC-98 was. (pdf, via) Beyond the PDP-11: Processor support for a memory-safe C abstract machine. Written this year, despite the title. (pdf, via) Gonix – Unix tools written in Go. (via) Without Systemd (via several places) Your cyberpunk games are dangerous. (Read [...]
This includes all the BSD material I didn’t have time to get posted last week. I hope you have some time for reading today; there is a lot here. Royal activity affecting your open source files. Windows guest support (or at least the start of it) in bhyve. Bad memory blacklisting in FreeBSD. I’d be worried about keeping partiall [...]
leaf.dragonflybsd.org, where the DragonFly website is hosted, is temporarily down while a disk is replaced. Images and binary packages are still available.
This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Mike Larkin about memory protection in OpenBSD, along with the normal news summary.
This may not be a huge surprise, but the Minnowboard MAX can run DragonFly just fine, modulo some dmesg complaints.
Sepherosa Ziehau has introduced a new sysctl: net.link.ether.inet.log_arp_creation_failure Set this to zero and you won’t get endless ARP events from networks you aren’t on. For example, I’m hooked up to a cable modem. I only get a public routable IP address, but the network used for the cable modem network itself bleeds A [...]
Accidentally very roguelike this week. It’s ALWAYS DNS! scroll, a console game that is also a pager. (via) Reenix: Implementing a Unix-Like Operating System in Rust (PDF, via) Yet another Dwarf Fortress story. Rogue’s Item ID in Too Much Yet Not Enough Detail. Mentions the 1st Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide Appendix N, wh [...]
Whee! A week of pkgsrc #9. WordPress versus FreeBSD. OpenBSD now has disklabel templates. Application management made easy. (PC-BSD video, via) DiscoverBSD for 2015/05/04.
Francois Tigeot has committed his Broadwell work, which has a longer-than-I-realized list of benefits. Does anyone have a 4k screen to try?
BSDNow 088 has an interview of Ed Schouten about FreeBSD, and all the normal roundups. Also “DragonFlyBSD has officially won the race to get an Intel Broadwell graphics driver”. Maybe I need to start doing In Other BSDs posts on Wednesdays, cause BSDNow often has the links I’m already saving for the weekend.
John Vernaleo is giving a talk for NYCBug about Bitrig, tonight at 6:45 in New York City. See the announcement for details on location and etc.
Jesse Wattenbarger wrote in with his success story of switching to DragonFly, both for server and desktop. Of note is his noticeable speedup with swapcache.
If you’re running DragonFly-master and you have an Intel video chipset, Francois Tigeot has an update for you. It brings accelerated Intel video up to match the Linux 3.14 version, adds Broadwell chipset support, and should generally improve performance. He lists how to test right in the message.