Francois Tigeot was able to get wip/jdk15 to build on DragonFly, from pkgsrc-wip. Unfortunately, the package has been removed, but he’s looking to put it back.
FreeBSD 8.2 is scheduled to be released towards the end of January, meaning PC-BSD 8.2 will be released shortly thereafter. We’ve started a TODO list for PC-BSD 8.2 and expect this release to be mostly bug fixes and the most recent versions of KDE and the other software that comes with the PC-BSD operating system. Note that most of the (Read [...]
The feature story in this week’s edition of DistroWatch is a review, written by Jesse Smith, of the PC-BSD version of Bordeaux. From the review: The Bordeaux Technology Group is a company specializing in compatibility software. Specifically, they work at making it as easy as possible to run Windows programs on the UNIX family of operating sys [...]
Marius Nünnerich posted a call for papers for FOSDEM 2011. Submissions need to be in by December 20th; the Brussels conference itself is happening in February. (Has anyone been to this? What was it like?)
If you have any last-minute suggestions for Google Code-In tasks for DragonFly, pass them along now – it starts Monday! Post them here, or in #dragonflybsd on EFNet IRC, or on the kernel@ mailing list. We have 34 already, but you can never have too many.
A PC-BSD user mentioned on IRC that the pcbsd.fr website was out of date–he noticed when he tried to download 8.1 and ended up with 7.1 instead. It took a bit of time, but we found the current webmaster who has since updated the pcbsd.fr website. If you notice any content that was missed, please leave a comment so it (Read more...)
If so, we need your help! We’ve setup a wiki area in order to collect information on missing wireless drivers or existing drivers with missing functionality. If you have already struggled with your wireless and know that your device is not supported, take a minute to make sure that it is listed in the appropriate table. We also need your (R [...]
My NYCBSDCon 2010 summary, or How I Spent My New York City vacation: Things I learned on Friday: The only event was a get-together at the B Bar and Grill, down the street from the facilities. I realized I could recognize people better if they had their email address on their shirt. Things I learned on Saturday: The BSD (Read more...)
Well, almost – I’m still in an airport. I didn’t get to liveblog because of some Atheros chipset issues that are now conveniently solved, but I’ll have a lengthy post by tomorrow detailing the NYCBSDCon convention. The short version: lots of fun, you all should do it.
A number of people have encountered this: while installing some larger pkgsrc package, the process stops on a strange DocBook error. Alex Hornung has a fix: symlink /usr/pkg/etc/xml/catalog to /usr/pkg/share/xml/catalog.
It has multiple authors at this point starting with Chris Turner and moving to Siju George, but: the Flash setup is in the quickstart document. As I recall, someone put together a changed library for it that fixes a audio/video sync issue. Oh wait, I did find that before.
FreeBSD developer Bjoern Zeeb, who recently completed the FreeBSD Jail Based Virtualization Project, has been awarded the Itojun Service Award. From the press release: The second Itojun Service Award was presented today at this week’s Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Beijing, China. Bjoern A. Zeeb received the award for his d [...]
For OpenBSD 4.4, David Gwynne (dlg@) wrote vmt(4) to be "a kernel level implementation of VMware Tools" for OpenBSD. Initially it provided an interface "to the host machine\'s clock as a timedelta sensor". In the last couple of weeks, dlg commited changes from jonathan matthew that extended vmt(4)\'s functionality [...]
Alex Hornung is having trouble getting his power consumption as low as it could be on his DragonFly laptop. A side effect of this problem is that when he posts about it, he also manages to enumerate all the various ways you can reduce power consumption and heat usage on a laptop. (Follow the thread for more.)
If you’re using PC-BSD 8.1 and have a dialup or DSL modem, please review the Advanced Network Settings and PPPoE page of the PC-BSD Handbook as I don’t have access to a modem to test the settings. Please let us know if the device names are correct, if any required fields are missing, or if any of the text is (Read more...)
Jacob Meuser (jakemsr@) recently asked for more USB gear on the want.html page. Jacob\'s been working on (USB) audio equipment for some time and is now expanding his work into the USB stack. He\'s already done some great work there (see for example here, here and here) but lacks some devices for testing. Please send him some USB (Read more. [...]