You might read about how I tried to get some BSD running on my kinda spare Samsung Series 5 laptop. And how I was not successful. I pretty much gave up. Here you might read that I am thinking about getting rid of Windows on my another laptop, that I use everyday (gateway nv5214u, specs here). And I really (Read more...)
Hiroki Sato posted to the users@ list about AsiaBSDCon 2014. It’s happening the 13th to 16th of March in 2014. Material from 2013′s convention should be going up soon, and the Call for Papers is already out.
BSDTalk 232 is 15 minutes of conversation with Thomas Cort about “Minix, NetBSD, and Summer of Code”.
Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in with an update on mandoc: I\'m pleased to announce that version 1.12.2 of mandoc(1) has just been released from http://mdocml.bsd.lv/. This is intended as a stable production release, the code contained herein has been thoroughly tested in OpenBSD-current for a long time and is very close to [...]
Now that EuroBSDCon is over, several OpenBSD developers have made their presentations available online: Y2038: Going long long on time_t to cope with 2,147,483,647+1, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) KDE4 on OpenBSD: Success story, Vadim Zhukov (zhuk@) Zero-Copy Socket Splicing, Alexander Bluhm (bluhm@) SCSI Multipathing in OpenBSD, David Gw [...]
Franco Fichtner recently received commit rights for DragonFly. This is so he could import mdocml, a OpenBSD-originating replacement for groff and man page display. Mdocml has been mentioned before on the Digest, and there’s a downloadable book. (See the more-interesting-than-it-sounds History of UNIX Manpages there too, but I digress [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASEOther News: PC-BSD, freeNAS, pfSense, DragonFly BSD, BSDNowReleasesFreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE Now AvailableSome of the highlights:The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architect [...]
EuroBSDCon was recently held in Malta. The first trip report is from Marius Strobl:First off, I would like to thank Andre Oppermann and his team for organizing such an amazing conference and developer summit! It would have been a great event even if it had not taken place in Malta but that location really made it outrageous. I totally (Read [...]
The PC-BSD 9.2-RELEASE images images are now available for download. Users already running an earlier 9.2 image can now online update to the latest world / kernel / packages via the system updating mechanisms. Users running 9.1-RELEASE or earlier, please read the UPGRADING section below. 9.2-RELEASE Highlights * Based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE. [...]
The fifth ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 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.
I’m going for pull quotes and dedicated paragraphs this week, just to mix it up. The Slow Winter. It’s about the history and trends of chip design, if you can believe it. ”Modern software barely works when the hardware is correct, so relying on software to correct hardware errors is like asking Godzilla to prevent Mega-God [...]
Some very long time ago I wrote about how to change an OS.One of steps was to check whether it supports software that one uses. In my case, I did not manage to get to that step, as I wasn\'t successful in running desktop environment. All live CDs I tried (different BSDs) had troubles with configuring Xorg. Maybe because (Read more...)
Less straight source links this week. FreeBSD 9.2 is out. FreeBSD no longer has GNU ar or GNU ranlib, or BIND. FreeBSD has an Open Fabrics Enterprise Distribution update. (OFED info) (helps DragonFly) NetBSD has initial support for the OMAP1-183 board. NetBSD has updated terminfo to 20130607. NetBSD has imported (Read more...)
There’s 30 days left to register for vBSDCon… except that 30 day mark was a week ago, but I didn’t get it posted. So now there’s 19 days. If you were thinking of going, go for it. This is I think the only east coast BSD convention in the US other than NYCBSDCon.
Last week, while at EuroBSDCon in Malta, I noticed that one of my servers had the wrong time. It was Bacula who told me, through this message in one of the backup jobs: 28-Sep 21:59 nyi-fd JobId 144899: DIR and FD clocks differ by -5 seconds, FD automatically compensating Fixing the time I connected to [...]
I have a number of things I want to get done in the short term: remove the mail server on my gateway box at home and start using a mail server on an internal box Configure my external mail servers (out there on the Internet) to use TLS when talking to each other Configure those [...]
A while ago, the BSD Now guys published episode 3 of their podcast. This time, they talk about M:Tier\'s openup tool for downloading and installing security updates (@ 5:30) and there\'s an interview with Gilles Chehade (gilles@) and Eric Faurot (eric@) about OpenSMTPD (@ 9:00). You can download the presentation in various formats [ video [...]
The BSDNow video series put out another episode already: Stacks of Cache. I didn’t realize this before, but they broadcast their episodes live as they are done on Wednesdays at 18:00 UTC.