NYCBUG is joining up with a whole bunch of other software user groups (Linux, Lisp, Puppet, etc.) for a holiday party on December 11th. This may not do you much good unless you live within a few hour’s travel, but I like seeing that sort of cross-group get-togethers, with no sponsor other than the desire to talk and drink.
I am login to a remote server using a ssh client. I am annoyed with the arrow key behavior during insert mode in Vim. As soon as I hit arrow keys, vim display A B C D on screen. How do I fix this problem under Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Fix: VIM UP and Down Keys (Read more...)
The next trip report is from Gabor Kövesdán:It was my very first time at a FreeBSD Developer Summit and a EuroBSDCon and I was very excited about it. Recently, I have been actively working on two important projects, which I wanted to discuss and report about. On [...]
The Foundation sponsored several developers to attend the EuroBSDCon DevSummit and conference in October. Here is the trip report from Alexander Pronin, a GSoC student who worked on parallelization in the ports collection and pkgng utility.I arrived in Warsaw on Wednesday. After dropping off my luggage at the hotel Gromada Centrum, I stayed f [...]
This discussion of cryptographic hardware for FreeBSD may include hardware that would work for DragonFly too. Can someone verify?
Do you use ndis(4) for a network card that would otherwise not work? Are you running DragonFly 3.3? Are you willing to run USB4BSD and see if it works? If you do, tell Sascha Wildner if his changes worked.
Shopping! This is the big holiday shopping weekend in the US, and I usually put together something here. Buy an SSD for someone who doesn’t have one – including you if that’s the case. There’s better and worse SSDs out there, but you’ll get a speed benefit no matter what, and other bonuses are possible. The Te [...]
Dan Langille runs BSDCan and PGCon. He also went to EuroBSDCon and described how he put together these conferences. The PDF containing his presentation slides makes a good checklist of what you might need for your own event, even if it’s not on the scale of his conventions.
If you are one of the few people still wanting to read an OS/2 HPFS drive, support for it in DragonFly has been updated by Antonio Huete Jimenez. It’s read-only, but writing didn’t work well, and I’d be surprised if there’s any hpfs disks that aren’t archival, out there. Also, Sepherosa Ziehau has updated the pk [...]
OpenBSD developer Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in to tell us about the work he has done at two recent hackathons, g2k12 in Budapest Hungary during July, and c2k12 in Coimbra Portugal in November. The mdoc(7) language can now easily be used to document portable software Whenever possible, people want to write documentation using t [...]
OpenBSD\'s very own Marc Espie was interviewed by iTWire, about a mail he sent to the OpenBSD tech@ mailing list. [I]magine you\'re cooking a great hamburger, and some friend comes by and tries it and tells you \"oh yeah, it\'s fine, but it does not taste like I\'m used to when I go to McDonald\'s\". Are you going to change (Read mo [...]
Sascha Wildner recently brought in support from FreeBSD for HighPoint’s RocketRAID 4520 and 4522 SAS/SATA RAID cards. It’s in the hptiop(4) driver.
The initial download of pkgsrc via Git on DragonFly is a little bit faster now, with the ‘make pkgsrc-create-shallow’ option recently added by John Marino. Note that there’s a similar option for src. It skips downloading file history.
Sascha Wildner has added system management BIOS (SMBIOS) support, visible with kenv, from FreeBSD. Use it for getting things like the BIOS revision, system manufacturer, and so on. For example: smbios.bios.reldate=\"12/04/2006\" smbios.bios.vendor=\"Dell Inc. \" smbios.bios.version=\"2.1.0 \" This may seem minor, but this can be very help [...]
Right now (Nov 14 - 20, 2012) c2k12 is happening in Coimbra, Portugal and there are 10 thirsty developers working hard on all sorts of projects. Read more...
Apparently this is history week for Lazy Reading. You know what I like about older retail games? Not the playing, but the paraphernalia that came with it – maps, histories, stories on printed paper. This Empire for Apple ][ description even has pictures of a hand-drawn timeline. Remember when Enlightenment was considered too graphic [...]
Because of the recent good results for pgbench on DragonFly 3.2, Phoronix has a new benchmark of DragonFly using other (possibly unrelated) tests. There’s not a lot of information to glean from them; they are testing operations different than what was optimized for pgbench in 3.2. I’d like to see DragonFly 3.0 tested the same wa [...]