Our fifth b2k13 hackathon report comes from Sebastian Reitenbach (sebastia@), who writes: Most of the time during the hackathon I spent working on the GNUstep related ports. My goal was to upgrade at least i386 and amd64 to compile with clang and enable the non fragile ABI, and upgrade libobjc2 to the latest release. M [...]
The ‘poweroff’ command, the equivalent of ‘halt -p’, has been added based on a suggestion from Robin Hahling.
Matthew Dillon has gone after reducing contention and improving SMP performance as vigorously as possible, using dports builds on a 48-processor machine as a test. The machine’s building more than 1000 packages an hour, last I saw on IRC.
The first report of OpenBSD 5.4 preorders arriving in Europe appeared on October 23, just over a week before the official November 1st release date! Fred Crowson was the first pre-orderer to report to firstname.lastname@example.org that his pre-ordered CD set had arrived. Fred also posted a twitter link to a picture of the newly arrived CD sets. [...]
Undeadly readers might want to know about the announcement for AsiaBSDCon 2014 and the call for papers/tutorials dates: AsiaBSDCon is a conference for users and developers on BSD based systems. The next conference will be held in Tokyo, in 13-16 March, 2014. The conference is for anyone developing, deploying and using systems ba [...]
Our second b2k13 hackathon report comes from Stefan Sperling (stsp@), who writes: I spent most of my time at the b2k13 hackathon trying to get an Atheros AR9485 mini-PCIe card to work with the athn(4) driver. Driver code for this card was initially added by Damien Bergamini (damien@) in 2010 but has never been working. Which is not sur [...]
Our fourth b2k13 hackathon report comes from Mike Larkin (mlarkin@), who writes: I only had three days I could budget for Berlin (18-20 Oct), and I spent the time continuing hibernate work on amd64. i386 had been solid for some time, and preliminary amd64 support on uniprocessor had been committed at the n2k13 hackathon in Dunedin, [...]
Joerg Jung (jung@) was the first developer to submit a report from the now concluded b2k13 hackathon in Berlin. Joerg writes, During b2k13 I was working on updating several ports I maintain and use daily. This especially includes commits to lout, some suckless.org ports and nyancat. The latter one is really a very important port and [...]
Our third b2k13 hackathon report comes from Miod Vallat (miod@), who writes: I was intending to spend b2k13 working on the glass console subsystem, wsdisplay(4), and especially two areas: UTF-8 support on console, and loadable font support for raster displays (i.e. every display but text-mode vga). Read more...
This has nothing really to do with DragonFly. I’m hiring a report developer for work. Here’s the Craigslist job posting. I consider it very unlikely that there’s a local reader of this blog that also has the right skills, but what the heck.
John Marino has updated ldns and drill to version 1.6.16.
Chris Turner was curious about clock skew when running under a VM, and Sepherosa Ziehau very kindly explained the different types of internal clock for DragonFly, and how to control them – a topic I’ve never understood deeply.
I got this message today: $ doveadm pw -s SHA512-CRYPT Enter new password: doveadm(dan): Fatal: open(/dev/tty) failed: No such file or directory It seems if you have no tty, you can’t create a password. Surely there is a better way to do this? # w 7:21PM up 19 days, 4 mins, 0 users, load averages: [...]
Here are a few posts for future reading: How to add a jailed server to OpenVPN? Running OpenVPN in a ezjail jail Restarting OpenVPN in jail erase tun0 configuration OpenVPN Client in a jail
Last week in BSDReleases - FreeBSDOther News: DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, BSD Magazine, PC-BSD, NetBSDFreeBSD 10.0-BETA1 now availableThe first beta build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. ISO images and, for architectures that support it, memo [...]
I’ve been meeting a few challenges with running an instance of bacula-fd in each of my jails. Most of them are related to networking. Perhaps my deployment strategies are imposing too many restrictions. The challenges arise on the jail hosts which are not behind my firewall at home. Each of those servers is accessible through [...]
I’ve been using Bacula since early 2004. I’ve been using FreeBSD since 1998. Jails are a relatively newcomer. I starting using it later in 2004. But it’s only recently that I’ve started using them intensively. Backups are always a touchy subject. With ezjail, the files you need to backup are greatly reduced. You’ [...]
Kris Moore has an article in the October issue of BSD Magazine which describes how the new PC-BSD 9.2 utilities are making it easier to take advantage of ZFS features on PC-BSD. The redesigned Life Preserver makes it easy to manage ZFS snapshots and to replicate them to another system or removable disk. The article is on pages 16–18 and (Rea [...]
We’ll be giving out PC-BSD and FreeNAS swag and accepting donations for the FreeBSD Foundation at two events this week: All Things Open will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. We’ll be at booth #18 in the expo area. Expo hours are 9–5 on Wednesday, October 23 and 9–4 on Thursday, October 24. Registration is required (Re [...]
Whee! The Shady Characters blog talks about alternate phone dial layouts. I’ve mentioned those here before, but Shady Characters links to this video describing the testing that went on for the keypads. Check at about 2:40 for the story on how AT&T figured out the ‘correct’ length for the phone handset cable. The Youtu [...]