If you have an ath(4), wpi(4) or iwi(4) wireless network link, and you’re running DragonFly-master, please update. Sepherosa Ziehau has pushed Johannes Hoffman’s wlan_serialize branch, which means bringing up wlan0 is a bit easier – and less crashy. It needs to be tested for wpi(4) and iwi(4), however, so if you have succes [...]
DragonFly 3.4 is branched – as a release candidate, with the current target for 3.4.0 release as the weekend of April 13-14. See the tagging commit note for a list of all the commit messages. Note that in previous releases, we tagged “x.y.0″ on branch, and “x.y.1″ on release. I’m now tagging “x.y.0 [...]
The 2013Q1 branch of pkgsrc has been announced. Along with the normal quarterly material, there’s several notes: preliminary Cygwin support is present, ruby 1.8 will be retired in favor of 1.9 after this release, and the pkgsrc.org web page now has a very nice new look and logo. I plan to branch DragonFly 3.4 very soon, and that (Read [...]
Given the need for constant feature implementation, and the difficulty normal users have altering their running kernels, the OpenBSD project, after nearly a year of testing and rejecting candidates, is proud to announce the selection of LOLCODE as the in-kernel scripting language. Example code implementing a basic firewall function [...]
I hope you like reading; there’s some very meaty links this week. Go get a cup of tea and settle in. You drink tea, don’t you? You ought to. Reading about KDE’s repository near-meltdown makes me think we need more checks for DragonFly. We have the advantage of Hammer, of course, which would help in the same way that the [...]
Welcome to first part of series about history of Berkeley Software Distribution. Today, we will talk about beginning of BSD, or better what led to creation of BSD. In 1969, UC Berkeley electrical engineering graduate Kenneth Thompson and his Bell Laboratories colleague Dennis Ritchie wanted to play a computer game called \"Space Travel\" on a [...]
I saw this Hacker News post and figured I should emphasize: pkgsrc is still going to be available in the 3.4 release of DragonFly; we’re not suddenly switching to dports. I don’t want anyone to think they’re going to have to rip out all their packages and go to a new, untried system, all at once.
If you were thinking, “Hey, I’d like to try an early version of DragonFly 3.4 before it’s released”, I’ll just point you at the recent daily snapshots of 3.3. These are close enough to a release candidate, I think.
The next release of DragonFly will be 3.4, and it’s probably going to be mid-April.
EuroBSDCon 2013 is being held in Malta at the end of September, and the Call for Papers has just gone out. BSDCan 2013, which is the tenth BSDCan (!) and happening in May, just opened up registration. Same for PGCon.
The FreeBSD Foundation is soliciting the submission of projectproposals for funded development grants. Proposals may be related toany of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSDoperating system, and will be evaluated based on desirability,technical merit, and cost-effectiveness.Key dates for this proposal solicitation:Call f [...]
OpenGrok is a source browser that I have not used extensively, but many people say is a great tool. The same people say it’s difficult to run. Zafer Aydogan just posted that DragonFly’s source is available now from his perfectly-functional OpenGrok installation. (I’ll put it in the links sidebar here, too.)
Michael W. Lucas posted about his results selling an early edition of his recent DNSSEC book through Leanpub. He lays out all the numbers in detail, the sort of thing I love to see. The idea of self-publishing and open source go hand in hand, but the idea of that selling is often talked about in speculative terms (Read more...)
As part of the port of FreeBSD to the Efika Platform Project Xorg is now running on FreeBSD on ARM. Here\'s an update from the developer, Aleksandr Rybalko:You\'ve already seen or at least heard about ARM systems running FreeBSD. In most cases its routers, firewalls, network storage, etc. Why doesn\'t anyone use FreeBSD on an ARM based deskt [...]
We are pleased to announce the Porting FreeBSD to the Genesi Efika MX SmartBook laptop and SmartTop nettop devices projects has completed! While many FreeBSD developers are working on ARM on embedded systems we feel it\'s important to show FreeBSD running on ARM devices that people can easily touch and interact with. The port of FreeBSD to [...]
It’s still snowing in my area, which is unusual. And great! An IBM Selectric being gutted, in stop motion. Apple is Losing the War – Of Words. I’m not interested in it for Apple, but rather the casual reference to the huge quantity of astroturfing going on, all the time, from major tech companies. Following up on my (Rea [...]
NetBSD is using/will be using? ‘npf’, a new version of pf similarly-named-but completely-different firewall from pf. Hubert Feyrer put together a bunch of links talking about it. I link this because DragonFly is using a version of pf equivalent to what OpenBSD 4.8, and there’s been some discussion of what to do next; it ap [...]