Second hacker to write in with a report on what he did is Henning Brauer (henning@), one of the main pf developers. During t2k13, he mostly worked on, you guessed it, pf: Since I came to Canada for BSDcan already and used the week after to hike, I didn\'t have a jetlag to fight at the hackathon and (Read more...)
From Michael W. Lucas, a fresh report from the recent hackathon in Toronto (and the last stop for that book before it reaches its new home): In Terry Pratchett\'s novel \"Going Postal,\" there\'s a scene where Very Serious People in somber clothes quietly discuss a financial problem that threatens to wreck the business world. Calcul [...]
I pointed out in my converting-to-dports post from yesterday that I had to download dports and build pkg by hand in order to install binary packages. This was because my DragonFly system was upgraded from 3.2 to 3.4 and therefore didn’t have pkg installed. John Marino has added a ‘pkg-bootstrap’ option to /usr/Makefile, for [...]
NetBSD uses pkgsrc but ships a version of xorg with NetBSD. This is effectively producing the same code twice. There’s a long discussion on tech-pkg@ (first article linked; keep reading) about moving to the pkgsrc version of xorg for NetBSD, which seems like a good idea for focusing effort, as far as I can tell. The thread goes on ( [...]
Ted Unangst (tedu@) was the first developer to write in with his report from the hackathon in Toronto. Find his story below: I spent most of the hackathon working on a few SMP and thread related issues. One problem is that over time we\'ve accumulated lots of different kinds of locks, and some work and some don\'t, leading (Read mo [...]
I changed shiningsilence.com over from pkgsrc to dports over the last 48 hours or so. Here’s how it went, in a series of bullet points: I had to download dports source and build the pkg tool by hand; since this system was upgraded from DragonFly 3.2 to DragonFly 3.4, pkg wasn’t automatically present as it would be for a new (Re [...]
The next trip report is from Warren Block. He writes:A two-day developer summit was held before BSDCan itself began. On Wednesday, there were presentations to the whole group on the security incident last year and how NetFlix uses FreeBSD. It\'s interesting to note that somewhere around 20% of North American internet traffic is se [...]
I’m switching this server from pkgsrc to dports. No post while I fight with old, stale configs and etc.
Bob Beck (beck@) wrote in a message to the OpenBSD mailing lists behalf of the OpenBSD Foundation: Some of you may be aware of the recent developments in -current that have brought us Intel KMS Support. With this we get proper accellerated X on current and future Intel graphics hardware. There are a few other nice side (Read more... [...]
Last week was a lot of very brief links. I’ll go for verbosity this week… Regular expressions and regular grammar. I hope you like detailed explanations. I’ve said it before: you should understand regular expressions. The difference between knowing and not knowing is sometimes the difference between knowing how to finis [...]
I finally got DragonFly 3.4.2 img/iso files uploaded, so they are available now or at least soon at your local mirror. These are built using pkgsrc, so if you want dports, go for a snapshot image.
Are you using it and unable to upgrade to KDE4 for a specific reason other than aesthetic preference? You should check this thread about support for 3.5, at least in dports.
The next trip report is from Renato Botelho. He writes:I arrived Tuesday morning after a long trip with 2 more friends, Luiz Otavio O Souza and André Oliveira. While waiting the bus, we met John Hixson, from ixSystems. After checking into the Residence, I used the afternoon to walk a bit in the city. At the end of the (Read more...)
SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9. Registration is required, but free, for this event.There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area, all three days. We will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, as well as accepting donations (Read more [...]
SouthEast LinuxFest will be held at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina from Friday June 7 to Sunday June 9. Registration is required, but free, for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the Expo area, all three days. Several members of the PC-BSD team will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs, and other cool swag, (Read more.. [...]
There’s more download statistics on dports and pkgsrc packages, from Francois Tigeot. There’s a heck of a lot of dports activity, though there’s probably much more pkgsrc building from source than this would report on. So, not necessarily representative of actual numbers, but an interesting ratio none the less.
Matthew Dillon and Sascha Wildner have converted snapshot/release building over to use dports instead of pkgsrc. If you want to try one of those snapshots, look in the snapshots directory… Oh, and here’s the mention of this on kernel@.
NetBSD now includes support for Marvell Armada XP SoCs. The port was done by Semihalf and sponsored by Marvell, who have generously agreed to release the source code. This work was integrated into the NetBSD/evbarm port. The kernel for Armada XP is built from the \"ARMADAXP\" configuration. Currently supported hardware include Marvell DB-M [...]