It’s not the 2.12 release yet – just the initial branch of 2.12. This will become the release version of 2.12 in a few weeks.
The latest quarterly release of pkgsrc is out. You can download it via CVS, or update /usr/Makefile to pull down the correct branch. I’ll be building binaries as soon as I can. I like the release announcement style.
The following PBI is now available in Software Manager: Midori: Midori is a lightweight web browser. Thanks to Ken Moore for creating this PBI module and to Linuxis for requesting it.
The third BETA release of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.0 is now available! This release includes the latest FreeBSD 9.0-BETA3 base, along with numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Changelog Notable changes in this release: Fix issue enabling flash plugin after installation Fix bug with handbook not launching in LXDE Fix issue performing updates on [...]
Yep, fall hits and it’s easier to find links. DragonFly morphology. The insect, not the operating system, though that would make an interesting diagram. Stick your pinkie in the corner of your mouth, Dr. Evil style, and say, “One MEEELion TCP connections on BSD!“. (via several retweets) Sudo vs. SSH public keys. The app s [...]
Josh Grosse wrote in to tell us about his experience with the newly practical softraid(4) for root file systems: “ A pair of commits by Joel Sing (jsing@) on September 19th implemented the remaining pieces for softraid(4) to be able to be used with the root partition. One of my servers has had a pair of IDE drives (Read more...)
This just caught my attention. There\'s some changes in device naming convention for the latest GENERIC kernel, that comes with default installations of FreeBSD. An abstract (via) : The GENERIC kernels for all architectures now default to the new CAM-based ATA stack. It means that all legacy ATA drivers were removed and replaced by resp [...]
Matthew Dillon and Venkatesh Srinivas have committed several fixes for some elusive problems. If you’ve had an unexplained crash, this may keep it from repeating. If you haven’t had a wierd crash (like me)… great!
Did you notice zgrep went missing? Well, it’s available again, thanks to YONETANI Tomokazu.
The Open Source Business Resource, linked here before, has become the Technology Innovation Management Review, or TIM Review. Conveniently, the editor is named Chris, not Tim, so nobody will get confused. It’ll still cover open-source software, but it’ll also “share the spotlight with topics such as managing innovation, t [...]
A position opened up for a junior systems administrator at my workplace. You have to be willing to live near Rochester, NY, administrate a mix of Windows and unixy machines, do desktop support, and network management. (e.g. everything possible) The work environment is neat, informal, and somewhat adverse. I’ll have a job description [...]
The third BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites. One of the many new features in 9.0 we would like to be tested is the new installer, so we encourage our users to do fresh installation [...]
Michael W. Lucas is setting up two DragonFly machines, to try out Hammer. I linked to his tweet about this in the last Lazy Reading post, but this is a more in-depth explanation of what he’s doing. So far, it just works. (as seen on Reddit, too.)
I finished a build of pkgsrc-current on x86_64, with a report on what built. I’ve kicked off a new build, and I expect at least 100 more packages to build thanks to John Marino’s work on pkgsrc and DragonFly.
Joel Knight wrote in to alert us to his recent article Virtualizing the OpenBSD Routing Table. In his cover message, Joel says, “ I\'ve written a blog entry about using routing domains on OpenBSD that I think might be of interest to Undeadly readers. It talks briefly about what routing domains are and how to configure them and then [...]
Want to create getcontext for DragonFly/x86_64? Apparently we need it.
The freeze for the next quarterly release of pkgsrc has been extended another week, to October 2nd. This will push the DragonFly 2.12 release out a ways, too.