Hello guys, welcome to next part of my series about Google Summer of Code 2013. You might wanna read previous ones: Google Summer of Code 2013 - Introduction Google Summer of Code 2013 - NetBSDGoogle Summer of Code 2013 - DragonFlyBSDThis time I will continue writing about FreeBSD. First part is here.What is FreeBSD?FreeBSD (Read [...]
BSDTalk episode 230 is out. It’s 12 minutes of conversation with Burt Kaliski, CTO of Verisign, about the upcoming newest BSD convention, vBSDCon.
Maybe the title of this post doesn’t rhyme, but it does in my head. Michael W. Lucas is looking for people with interesting sudo setups, for his upcoming book.
I’d be really surprised to find this affects anyone, but it’s possible: some kernel options specific to Cyrix processors have been removed, by Sascha Wildner.
Registration is open for vBSDCon, happening in Dulles, Virginia, USA, on October 25th through 27th. There’s some neat-sounding presentations listed. I think that is the same location where I went to a rather spectacular pre-dotcom-crash presentation from Time Warner/Road Runner back in 1999. The hotel was great; the presenters were bef [...]
Phillip Guenther(guenther@) has rolled over time on OpenBSD to 64 bits, avoiding Yet Another Time Apocalypsetm for at least another week. Read more...
If you look at the reports from students this week, they are mostly “I had bugs and I fixed them and there’s not much to do other than test”, which is the sign of well-planned projects. Here’s the status reports: Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace Pawel Dziepak: Make vkern [...]
If you missed Michael W. Lucas’s talk about DNSSEC, it’s recorded and available on Youtube. Or buy his book.
Jonathan Gray (jsg@) just committed KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) for radeon cards! Read more...
For the third year in a row, we’ll be organizing a Vendor Summit during the Developer Summit prior to the EuroBSDCon conference, this year in Malta on September 26 and 27. In previous years, we’ve had a number of presentations by companies, like NETASQ, pfSense and Netflix, on how they successfully built their products and services on to [...]
shiningsilence.com suffered a disk failure early this morning. I’ll take the opportunity to set up a new machine, given that my local backup drive hasn’t been mounted and my remote backup went offline, in a horrible coincidence. The disk is up and limping, which is why you can read this, but I’m still rebuilding. What moth [...]
Again, lots of links. Some of these are overflow from previous weeks where I just said “That’s enough; let’s work on the next Lazy Reading.” Perl, the Detroit of scripting languages. The slides are entertaining, but it’s also interesting for the discussion of how to handle a very old code base and a community. [...]
Or at least scheduled to happen now, since I’m posting this and postdating it for everyone as a reminder. I hope I have the time right.
The mailing list archives for DragonFly (lists.dragonflybsd.org) have been moved to new hardware. (Yay!) The patch that actually shows date in the listings needs to reapplied, cause Mailman is somewhat stale. (Boo!) I applied the patch and I’m regenerating all the archives now. (Yay!) There’s some garbled messages in the arc [...]
Definitely Saturdays for this summary. In other BSDs this week: It’s FreeBSD, but it can apply to any BSD where a personal attribution license is used: Julian Elischer’s name comes with every iPhone. cxgbe(4) cards can now display their temperature under FreeBSD. ciss(4) supports additional HP RAID controllers under FreeBSD. Bin [...]
Wired has an article up about Jordan Hubbard and his move from Apple to iXsystems. It’s not a bad article, though it doesn’t delve into the why of BSD very much. In any case, iXsystems has been really bulking up lately to be more than a generic hardware provider. Speaking of which, that blade system going in now for (Read more. [...]
Several parts of dragonflybsd.org are moving to a new blade server, so there may be some service interruptions during the transition.
Francois Tigeot has ported TTM to DragonFly from FreeBSD and I think a bit from OpenBSD. All this work has led to an update in the driver porting notes.
I use FreeBSD. I’ve used it since 1998. For me, it does good stuff, reliably, and predictably. The community is very supportive and helpful. That goes a long way when choosing your open source operating system. Included within FreeBSD, since FreeBSD 4.0 in March 2000, is a great tool for separating out services and to [...]