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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.
Here’s a mascot I like: Groff the BSD Goat, who apparently made a debut at BSDCan 2014.
Lots to read this week – enjoy! Stories from net.rumors. War stories about old, big hardware – the file is from USENET in 1989, so many of the stories are about UNIX or pre-UNIX. It’s a long read, but worth it. (via) Via the previous link: olduse.net. “Usenet, updated in real time as it was thirty years (Read mo [...]
A relatively calm week – probably because there were many people at BSDCan. DiscoverBSD’s summary for 2014/05/19. Undeadly has a summary post linking to all the OpenBSD presentations at BSDCan. OpenBSD and the little Mauritian contributor. Hey, Loganaden was in the DragonFly GSoC… 3 years ago? It blurs together. Julio Mer [...]
The slides from Francois Tigeot’s talk about benchmarking DragonFly with PostgreSQL are now online – link is to a PDF.
The May BSD Magazine is out, and Siju George has written an article about using Hammer on DragonFly. It’s a free download to read. (link fixed)
This week’s full-length BSDNow episode has an interview of Brian Callahan (NYCBUG) and Aaron Bieber (COBUG) about BSD user groups, along with a number of other topics.
We’re due for the next release of DragonFly. I’ve posted the two-week warning to kernel@. As I noted in that post, please look at the list of issues for the release and see what you can close.
Francois Tigeot is giving a talk tomorrow on benchmarking DragonFly using PostgreSQL, at PGCon 2014. PGCon is the PostgreSQL convention happening immediately after BSDCan in the same location, in case you didn’t know already.
Imre Vadasz is our newest DragonFly committer. Welcome, Imre!
If ever there was a golden moment, this would be it: with the news that networking hardware from the US is suspect, as is China’s, the best networking setup seems to be one you can look at yourself. Someone get those OpenCompute Networking machines going! More port density! Running BSD! (Suggestions on how I can get (Read more...)
Another week, another linkpile. I’d probably have more links if it wasn’t for Lost Alpha coming out. Novena in the X-Ray. I like being able to see the ferrite cores inside the Ethernet ports. Hardening Android. It’s a good idea. (via) How to run the previous command with sudo quickly. Linked more because I never (Read [...]
Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read. What’s wrong with systemd. Matches some of my thoughts – Linux is transitioning from being against the monolith of Microsoft, to assuming a dominant place. (via) DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/05/12. PC-BSD Digest 28 has images of the new AppCafe. PC [...]
Portmaster, if you install it, tells you to upgrade your packages. If you are on DragonFly, you are already upgraded.
Episode 037 of BSDNow is coming from the going-on-right-now BSDCan. It’s mostly an interview with Matthew Ahrens.
Sascha Wildner has updated ral(4) with support for RT2700/2800/3090 chipsets. If you have one of these, please try it out – these are untested.