Alex Hornung has added Twofish and Serpent support to crypto(9) / (4).
The July issue of BSD Magazine is out. The putative theme is “BSD Security”, but there also happens to be an article featuring Hammer deduplication on real-world data, by yours truly.
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: SABnzbd+: SABnzbd+ is a cross-platform binary newsreader. It makes downloading from Usenet easy by automating the whole thing. You give it an NZB file or an RSS feed, it does the rest. Has a web-browser based UI and an API for 3rd-party apps. Ideal for servers too. Make-A-PBI: The [...]
Ken Moore has just announced that a new PBI for Firefox 5.0 with proper flash implementation has just been re-released. As an added bonus, it is also about 1/2 the size of the previous (non-flash-enabled) 5.0 attempt. Let us know if you experience any other bugs with this version of Firefox.
I posted before about changes to the commit template for DragonFly, but Alex Hornung has written up exactly what he did, with better details on how to use it.
Sepherosa Ziehau has been committing a bunch of changes for em/emx(4) and bce(4). You may have hardware that has suddenly become supported, for instance. Also, credit is due to David Christensen and Broadcom for sending hardware to test out.
Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado really wants a port of DragonFly to Xen. He can’t do it himself, but he did a nice job of writing up the problem, and even found resources to help any developer wanting to take on this task.
BSDTalk 206 is 17 minutes with Peter Losher of the Internet Software Consortium. I don’t think people realize how much ISC does…
A problem has been found with the FreeBSD port of Firefox 5. Since PBIs are based on FreeBSD ports, this means that you should hold off on installing the Firefox 5 PBI or upgrading to Firefox 5 in Software Manager. Thanks to all of the testers who provided information about the bug and to Ken Moore for submitting a patch (Read more...)
Somehow, I ended up with the most concise link listing I’ve ever done, even though I have a pretty good batch here. Go figure. Who doesn’t like the taste of BSD? Mmm, delicious. “redundant array of inexpensive crap” The invention of email. (via, via) It predates Unix. The worst ‘hacking’ scenes ever. (via (Read m [...]
Two completely separate and unrelated changes: First, Alex Hornung has added a check to look for certain lines in a commit message, and add a MFC reminder note to the commit message if they are found. MFC, if you haven’t heard it, means ‘merge from current’, or moving a change from dragonfly-current to the last release vers [...]
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: Firefox 5: Firefox is an award winning, free, open-source web browser for many platforms and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advanced features. Vavoom: Vavoom is a source port based on sources of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and a littl [...]
If you’ve had a lack of emails from the DragonFly mailing lists lately, this SORBS listing event might be why.
Do you have a Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, 2225BG, or 2915ABG wireless card? The driver is iwi(4). It requires a kernel module and some downloadable firmware, which makes it slightly more troublesome to set up. Luckily, ‘ferz’ has written up just how to get it working.
The following PBIs are now available through Software Manager: MultiGet: MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Linux/Unix/BSDs/Windows. It supports the http/ftp protocol which covers most user’s requirements. It supports resume download if server side have resume feature, and if you like, you can reconfig the thread number withou [...]
The following PBI is now available through Software Manager: Truecrypt: Truecrypt is an open source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. Thanks to Jesse Smith for creating this module and to drulavigne for requesting it.
Jeremy Chadwick donated an SSD to DragonFly developer ‘josepht’. Thanks, Jeremy! Normally I’d take this moment to point out the other donations that could be useful for DragonFly developers… but there doesn’t seem to be any pending requests. Anyone working on a hardware driver that needs something physical to [...]
There’s an update on Stéphanie Ouillon’s Google Summer of Code project, working on the virtio block device driver.