I bring the audio and the visual today. The History of Mana. (via) Where “Von Neumann architecture” comes from. (via) Futuristic User Interface 16. (video) Floppy table. The storage space is clever. As I’ve said before, every software project grows until it has its own package manager for installing other software. Thi [...]
FreeBSD 9.3-RC2 Now AvailableThe second RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.The image checksums can be found in the PGP-signed announcement email.ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are [...]
This week seems relatively quiet; possibly because school is out and the weather in the northern hemisphere is nice? PC-BSD 10.0.0.2, the release, is out. The PC-BSD text installer now supports full-disk encryption. Where KDE is Going, part 1. (via) Another OpenBSD GSoC project summary. procfs in OpenBSD is probably going to be removed (Rea [...]
The second RC build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Predrag Punosevac noticed that turning on pf was slowing his machine down. Rearranging the rules fixed a lot of it for him. However, Matthew Dillon decided it was time to make pf work concurrently instead of in a single thread, and 24 hours later, it does. Quick, someone benchmark this!
BSDNow 043 talks with Marc Espie of OpenBSD about packaging, goes through updating your BSD system (all of them? I haven’t watched yet), and discusses a number of other links.
If you are upgrading a DragonFly 3.6 system to 3.8, make sure you have the absolute latest version of 3.6 first. A few people have had a crash during install of the new initrd, which leaves the system in an unbootable state. There’s a fix now in 3.6 from Joris Giovannangeli, so updating 3.6 and then moving to 3.8 will ensure this (Rea [...]
Did you try to install DragonFly relatively recently and it never made it past the bootloader? Apparently there’s a bug in some BIOS when using a smaller USB drive to install. The loader checks multiple places for information, and if it checks somewhere that’s ‘farther’ than the end of the disk (i.e. 6G on a 4G USB k [...]
The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next PC-BSD quarterly update, version 10.0.2! This update includes a number of important bug fixes as well as newer packages and desktops, such as KDE 4.12.5, Cinnamon 2.2.13, Gnome 3.12.2, and more. This release also includes an alpha release of the new Lumina desktop which is be [...]
O’Reilly is running a 50% off special on a variety of books on electronics, with coupon code WKECTRC. I’m posting it now because it only lasts for this week. Update: another offer just popped up in my email – 50% off various “web performance and operations” books with the code CFVLTY4.
BSDDay 2014 is happening August 9th in Argentina, and the call for talks is out – there’s been DragonFly speakers and visitors there before.
Again, a backlog from last week means this week is fat. Non-classical processor behavior: How doing something can be faster than not doing it. Confusing but interesting. Rudd Canaday’s blog. One of the people behind UNIX, though not as well known. His stories have some very interesting glimpses into early computing. (via) Ergonomic [...]
FreeBSD 9.3-RC1 Now AvailableThe first RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.The image checksums can be found in the PGP-signed announcement email.ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are a [...]
I have a backlog from stuff I missed last week while traveling, so we all benefit! PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 is out. PC-BSD will be at SouthEast LinuxFest. Here’s the roadmap for Lumina, PC-BSD’s new desktop environment. DiscoverBSD’s summary for 2014/06/16. FreeNAS vs. NAS4Free. Didn’t need to be 8 pages. (via) Peter’ [...]
The first RC build for the FreeBSD-9.3 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
Sepherosa Ziehau implemented a UDP echo response tool, which not surprisingly meant he also had some UDP performance improvements. As he points out in the commit, it makes lockless firewall state tables possible.
BSDNow’s 42nd video is up, with an interview of Bryce Chidester and a tutorial on chaining SSH connections.
The dports binary packages built for DragonFly 3.4 are removed. If you have a 3.4 system, you can build from source, or preferably just upgrade. Note that the 3.4 release images are still out there if needed.
As you may have heard via Twitter, the PF tutorial by Peter N. M. Hansteen -- a BSD conferences favorite and the predecessor of The Book of PF (with the third edition soon to be in \"early access\" availability) -- just saw its 200,000th unique visitor and has had somewhat in excess of 3 million page views. Author Peter (Read more...)
I tagged DragonFly 3.6.3, at Sascha Wildner’s suggestion. Why do that when there’s a 3.8.1 out? This way there’s a version of 3.6 that has all the fixes included, including the recent OpenSSL updates. This ‘final versioning’ should probably be done for every release. I’ll work on final images.