A PC-BSD user asked on IRC the other day if it was possible to download PC-BSD wallpapers from the website. The Fibonacci and Hubble wallpapers have been added to the Artwork page. You can view/download them individually as well as download a zipped version containing all of the wallpapers. You’ll also find the PC-BSD logo, flame icon, banner [...]
John Marino has made it possible to use ‘gold‘, the new linker in binutils 2.21, on DragonFly. His explanatory post outlines the benefits (much faster C++ compiling), and caveats (does not work yet for building world/kernel).
Samuel Greear has a totally untested update to the NVIDIA video driver available. It may not work, but it’s not like that’ll be any different than the current state of the driver.
I have them, for DragonFly 2.11/i386 and DragonFly 2.11/x86_64 (see pkgsrc-bulk), on pkgsrc-2011Q1. I think I even uploaded them correctly this time.
Henning Brauer (henning@) has just sent an e-mail to misc@ announcing the publication of his presentation from BSDCan 2011. Weighing in at 82 pages, he gives a detailed overview of what happened to our favourite firewall in the last 10 years. I can still remember running IPF so a big thank you to all the developers involved in PF over (Read [...]
Ferruccio Zamuner will be doing a talk about DragonFly at the Italian Perl Workshop in Turin, in September. It’s a free event. He’s working on slides, and is looking for feedback on them (I assume once he has them.)
Adam Hoka, a student in Google Summer of Code for DragonFly, has created a wiki page for his device mapper mirroring project. Not a lot there, but I’m happy to see the reference.
This week: lots more reading! Michael Lucas describes an extra layer of protection for when you can’t force public key usage on every SSH user. Cool, but obscure Unix tools (via) The screenshots are all from a Mac… How many of the 24 tools listed are in pkgsrc/pkgsrc-wip? Almost all of them. (tpp sounds entertaining.) NYCBUG, [...]
If you’ve used ‘free’ on Linux to find available memory, Steve O’Hara-Smith has described the way to do the same thing on DragonFly.
It looks like Sepherosa Ziehau is working on getting multiprocessor kernels able to boot on single-processor systems. This makes life a bit easier, since there’s only one kernel needed for any given processor. I don’t know if it’s in a finished state yet.
John Davis recently interviewed Kris Moore for PC Perspective. In the interview they discuss PC-BSD’s hardware support, performance, gaming, and the future of PC-BSD. The full interview is available here.
Matthew Dillon did some tests building both with an Intel i7 2600K and AMD PhenomIIx6 1090T CPU, and posted the results. He follows up with a note that the lower electricity cost of the Intel i7 makes it price-comparable with the AMD chip within a year and a half.
For anyone who missed/couldn’t join Summer of Code, there’s still lists of potentially interesting projects, as Alex Hornung points out.
Henrik Eismark has created a Danish social group on the PC-BSD forums. If you are a Dane who uses PC-BSD, check it out and help to spread the word so that it becomes a useful resource for networking with other Danish PC-BSD users. It looks like he is also hoping to get some help in translating the Guide to Danish.
I mentioned it before, but Matthew Dillon’s updated his Hammer document, and posted about it. Read on, especially if you like extremely complex plans. Edit: first link fixed, plus there’s a followup.
I finished two builds of pkgsrc-2011Q1 on DragonFly; the reports are available. The only real breakage is security/heimdal. There’s a patch for that, though.
The Ports Management Team is pleased to announce Baptiste Daroussin as a new member.
Thanks to Matthias Rampke, Chromium builds on DragonFly. He’s posted with notes and even a screenshot, and has a working i386 binary.
I didn’t think of this, but I needed it: if you have an older Hammer system that now can perform deduplication because you upgraded to DragonFly 2.10, make sure to add it to the configuration for that file system, or else it won’t run.