Supposedly it’s FreeBSD 9.0 under the hood on the new Playstation 4 systems. What does this mean for FreeBSD, or driver support, or BSD in general, or what you can run on that hardware? Possibly nothing other than a vague sense of superiority. On the other hand, this BoingBoing article makes a good point about commodity hardware and i [...]
The operating system powering the Playstation 4 is Orbis OS, which is a Sony spin of FreeBSD 9.0.
There have been several folks writing about FreeBSD\'s 20th Anniversary, here\'s an article from Sam Varghese covering how FreeBSD continues to grow in popularity.Take up on the Rise as FreeBSD turns 20
All the Summer of Code students for DragonFly have posted their first week reports: Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum Mihai Carabas: hardware nested page table support for vkernels If any of these projects are interes [...]
Julio Merino is not renewing his membership of the NetBSD board of directors; he wrote an extensive post as to why. I agree with some of the issues he raised; they are possible on any open source project. I don’t necessarily think the solutions he proposes are correct. I am clearly biased on this, but I think NetBSD needs (Read more. [...]
I was going to make excuses for a low link count because of being on the road this week – but somehow I managed to find a lot to read anyway. We all win! Dragonflies with brain-tracking backpacks. Not DragonFly-relevant except for the subject creature. (via) Speaking of the actual bug, my daughter caught a dragonfly for (Read more. [...]
There’s already been some previous conversation about how much longer to support the i386 platform for DragonFly. It looks like PC-BSD will be the first ‘flavor’ of BSD to make the jump. Support for PC-BSD on i386 will be dropped after release 9.2. That includes ‘TrueOS‘, the version of PC-BSD for servers, whi [...]
There’s support for a new timer mechanism in DragonFly 3.5, for x86_64 users: TSC. Sepherosa Ziehau added support and has described how to disable it - it’s on by default. It speeds up some very basic (and frequently used) system calls.
Whoops, I missed this when it happened, but: the freeze for pkgsrc-2013Q2 has started. That new quarterly release is anticipated for the end of the month.
I wanted to take this time to give you a status update on PC-BSD / TrueOS, and the direction going forward. As many of you know, we’ve been doing builds of 9.1-RELEASE and 9-STABLE as a “Rolling-Release”. Our new plan is to issue system and package updates on the following schedule: 9.1-RELEASE – Update PKGNG repo on or about the (Read more. [...]
Calling all creative PC-BSD users! The developers at PC-BSD would like your help in designing a brand new theme for the PCDM login manager. The winning entry will see their own customized skin as the default theme in the next official release of PC-BSD! In addition, we would like to present the winner and runner-ups with these awesome prizes: [...]
The next trip report is from Florian Smeets. He writes:I arrived in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoon. In the evening I went to the Royal Oak to meet other fellow developers.Wednesday was the first day of the Devsummit. The day started with a presentation about the FreeBSD.org security incident and about how Netflix is using FreeBSD for their CDN. [...]
Ken Moore has an article in the June issue of BSD Magazine which describes how to easily generate PBIs from existing FreeBSD ports. The article is on pages 26–30 and this issue of the magazine can be downloaded for free from here.
FreeBSD celebrated its 20th birthday today. On June 19, 1993, Jordan Hubbard, Rod Grimes, and David Greenman announced to the world the creation of their new fork of the BSD 4.3 operating system.
The June 2013 issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the focus is Ruby. The PDF is free if you tell them your email address.
It’s possible your Internet service provider uses a non-routeable IP range (like 10.*) and occasionally your border device picks that up via DHCP by accident instead of an Internet address. If that happens to you, and you’re using DragonFly as your border gateway, it’s possible to prevent it with PF dhclient.
This blog hasn't been updated as ofter as it should. That doesn't mean I'm abandoning. I'm still lurking on the internet, poking my nose around here and there. I routinely read Justin's Dragonfly BSD Digest and particularly fond of "Lazy Reading" weekly post. He'll talk about the list of interesting stu [...]
If you get your Hammer drive really full, a normal cleanup won’t make enough space. When that happen, use ‘hammer reblock’ in increasing increments. That works because it does cleanup in much smaller steps.
Switching terminals in X with ctrl-alt-Fx requires a not-on-by-default option. This could catch anyone used to the old behavior, so I might be doing you a favor by mentioning it.