The Foundation will be at the FreeBSD booth at Texas LinuxFest. As usual, we\'ll have a bunch of swag and will be accepting donations to the Foundation.The booth is #37 in the Red Oak Ballroom of the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio. The expo is open on Saturday, August 4 from 10–6. Registration is required for this (Read more...)
We will be giving out PC-BSD 9.1-Beta1 DVDs, FreeNAS 8.2-RELEASE CDs, and other cool swag at the BSD booth during Texas LinuxFest. The booth is #37 in the Red Oak Ballroom of the Norris Conference Center in San Antonio. The expo is open on Saturday, August 4 from 10-6. Registration is required and costs $20 or $50. Kris Moore (Read more...)
Sascha Wildner’s been working on his own DragonFly live images, in DVD or USB form. It uses XFCE along with a number of other packages listed in his post. They are .xz compressed, so they are nice and small for download, but make sure you have something that knows that format.
Not all flavors of Atom CPU support frequency scaling, as Sven Gaerner found out. This means more heat and more power usage. There’s further details scattered through the thread, but Sascha Wildner found what seems to be the definitive answer of which variants do and do not.
Mihai Carabas has posted his weekly results, showing a 5% improvement in pgbench resultswhen using his scheduler. Vishesh Yadav is working on IN_MOVED_TO/IN_MOVED_FROM flags (part of inotify, I assume). Ivan Sichmann Freitas I haven’t heard from yet. (Ivan, where are you?)
The FreeBSD Core Team is glad to announce that Gábor Páli has assumed the role of Core Team Secretary.
Pierre Abbat noticed that bc(1)‘s usage of GNU readline something that wasn’t GNU readline made it harder to use; Sascha Wildner changed it to use libedit. Pierre’s other complaint, that BSD man page output stays on-screen when completed, is a positive feature. Linux systems that clear man page output enrage me, because I [...]
Juraj Sipos wrote me to describe MaheshaDragonFlyBSD, a live DragonFly image that has additional software preinstalled, and can easily be set to understand Sanskrit. It’s available in DVD and USB versions.
The Editors are finally readjusting to life outside The Pearl of the Danube and are ready to shower you with stories of lands afar! Read more...
Remember my crazy theory from two weeks ago? Haha! It doesn’t actually prove my idea because it’s a one-time charge, but I feel vindicated. The TTY Demystified. (via ftigeot on EFNet #dragonflybsd) What time is it? It’s time to get SIGILL(1)! The evolution of PC games. Prepare for a wave of nostalgia when you hear a s [...]
I\'m running PHP version 5.3.3 on CentOS / RHEL 6.x with APC php-pecl-apc-3.1.9. However, I\'m getting the following warnings in my php server log file:[01-Jul-2012 10:50:49] PHP Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/html/includes/admin.php on line 57 [18-Jul-2012 17:00:08] PHP Warning: include_once(): Un [...]
Starting from OS X snow leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7), Firefox have a mouse gesture of swiping 2 fingers left as go back a page in history & swiping to the right as go forward a page in history. Some times it is too sensitive as I scroll up & down in text reading would also trigger this behavior. Then (Read more...)
Thanks to David Christensen of Broadcom, Sepherosa Ziehau was able to add BCM5718 and BCM57785 support in the new bnx(4) driver.
Sepherosa Ziehau has added support for a variety of bge(4) chipsets.
BETA1 images for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 are now available for the i386 and amd64 architectures! This beta provides both users and developers a means to test out new features in the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release. This snapshot may contain buggy code and features, so users are encouraged to run it only on non-critical systems. Changes since the [...]
According to Aleksej Saushev, pkgsrc is going to start defaulting to Postgres 9.1 instead of Postgres 8.4 by default, in just a few weeks. That means an upgrade in the next quarterly release, so keep that in mind.
John Marino sent a nice email to users@ about the improvements in build success for pkgsrc since May – and I can’t find it in the mailarchive. I’ll paste a summary after the break. Total number of eligible packages: 12097 Successfully built: 11568 Failed to build: (Read more...)
I hope it’s week 8. Anyway here’s the reports from Mihai Carabas, Vishesh Yadav, and Ivan Sichmann Freitas.
Unixmen has posted their interview with Kris Moore. In it, Kris discusses why he started the PC-BSD project, why it is based on FreeBSD, and some of the advantages it provides over a user-friendly Linux distro.