The second release candidate of NetBSD 6.1 is now available for download at: http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-6.1_RC2/ NetBSD 6.1 will be the first feature update for the NetBSD 6 branch. There are many new drivers, some new features, and many bug fixes! Fixes since RC1 include: Various terminfo fixes (PR#46793, PR#47090, PR#474 [...]
It\'s the sure sign of (Northern hemisphere) spring that we\'ve all been waiting for: Pre-orders of the upcoming OpenBSD 5.3 release are now accepted via the project\'s Orders page. Read more...
You know what stinks? I find a really cool thing online somewhere, early in the week, or even in a previous week, like today’s unrelated link. Between me finding it and this always-on-Sunday post, other people encounter it, the link gets reposted everywhere, and it’s old hat by the time you see it here. Yeah, I’m complain [...]
The March issue of BSD Magazine is out, with topics like handling crash dumps. Apparently April’s issue is going to be all FreeNAS.
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Konstantin Belousov has been hired as its first full-time member of technical staff, a key milestone of the Foundation\'s investment in staff for 2013.Konstantin has been a FreeBSD committer since 2006, and he recently implemented support for current-generation Intel graphics controllers unde [...]
Foundation representatives will be at two events this weekend (March 16-17). Drop by and say hi if you\'re near either event. Donations to the Foundation can be made at either event.AsiaBSDCon is being held at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan.NorthEast LinuxFest is being held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
NorthEast LinuxFest will be held March 16-17 at the Science Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Registration is free for this event. There will be a BSD booth in the expo area that will be giving out PC-BSD DVDs, FreeNAS CDs as well as other cool swag. Donations will be accepted for the FreeBSD Foundation. The BSDA certification ex [...]
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Konstantin Belousov has been hired as its first full-time member of technical staff, a key milestone of the Foundation\'s investment in staff for 2013.
Google Reader, which is what I use to track as much BSD stuff as possible, is being retired as of July 1. I need a new RSS reader – any recommendations? Something that I can access from multiple places (i.e. online app) is best.
MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts) has been enabled by default on the re(4), msk(4), and et(4) networking chipsets, by Sepherosa Ziehau.
Michael W. Lucas has announced his next two books are coming out in April: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition, from No Starch Press, and DNSSEC Mastery, self published.
The freeze for the next quarterly release of pkgsrc – 2013Q1 – has been announced by Thomas Klausner. March 17th to start, March 31st to end.
I managed to come up with a lot of links this week, somehow, despite the start of the class I’m teaching in addition to normal work. And Summer of Code’s coming up! And we’re due for a release relatively soon! I may appear somewhat… stretched over the next few weeks. Hey, other people are noticing that odd linkspam [...]
When I type find . -type d -name \"foo\" command I get Permission denied error messages. How do I exclude all \"permission denied: messages from the find command under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux / Unix Find Command: Avoid Permission Denied Messages\"
How do I use the pwd command in Linux or Unix like operating systems? How can I use pwd command in UNIX or Linux shell scripts for automation purpose?Read answer to: \"HowTo: Use pwd Command In Linux / UNIX\"
The 2013 version of pkgsrcCon is happening in a few weeks in Berlin, Germany. As announced, the presentation list is up. If you can’t make it to Berlin, there will potentially be video recordings of the event.
Cygwin is a ‘supported platform’ in pkgsrc now. This means your Microsoft Windows machine can now build packages out of pkgsrc. I have no idea how many packages actually succeed, but it’s interesting to see the same tools there as on other platforms.
From time to time, my Bacula – space and time website shows some old jobs that need to be copied to tape. Stuff from 100 days or more. There’s no reason to copy stuff that old to tape. It’s already been copied to tape. So why does it appear? Last night I swapped some tapes [...]
Meaning, Summer of Code for the teachers, not the students. Google apparently has a grant program for academic researchers, that runs twice a year. I didn’t know this, but I bet there’s someone who is 1: in academia and 2: needs cash money that is 3: reading this.