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.
The first BETA build for the FreeBSD-9.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the architectures amd64, i386, powerpc64, and sparc64 are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
It’s a short week this week, but that’s OK. The last few weeks have been a deluge of links. Coming Home to Vim. More tips than you can get through in one reading, I think. (via) This is a time saver: Vim completion. (via same place) You might be a Unix geek. (again) Hey, this (Read more...)
Quite some time ago, I received a AT91SAM9260-EK board from Atmel. I tried to turn it on at the time, and it looked dead. I put it on the shelf and got busy with other things: new jobs, a divorce, a new marriage, a son, and a new house.Recently, I became interested in the Atmel SoCs again (Atmel\'s open (Read more...)
While PC-BSD is pretty good at detecting the sound card and the default audio device, occasionally a user needs to use sysctl to change the default audio device. Beginning with 9.1, two GUIs have been added to Control Panel to assist in configuring sound from any logged in desktop. The first is a Hardware Compatibility GUI which provides a qu [...]
At least for DragonFly, every current participant in Google Summer of Code passed the midterm evaluation. Yay!
Today, I had to setup a Postgresql database server with phpPgAdmin web interface. While visiting the web interface for the first time, this error message appears on the top :Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /usr/local/www/phpPgAdmin/classes/database/Connection.php on line 23Warning: Cannot modify header info [...]
I don’t, but I know there are people that do. That’s why I’m pointing out this discussion where it appears that TeXLive 2012 won’t support NetBSD, which may mean no DragonFly either. There’s the not-yet-packaged alternative kertex. TeXLive is in pkgsrc, so I don’t know if that means the package will be d [...]
… because versions 3.0 and 3.3 will be leaving pkgsrc soon-ish. You’d probably want to update anyway, but this is just in case you haven’t been upgrading too vigorously.
Kris has just announced the PC-BSD 9.1 code freeze. This means that all of the menu strings are frozen, allowing translators to finish their localizations in time for 9.1-RELEASE. You can view the status of localizations here. If you would like to assist with a translation, instructions for getting started are here.
PC-BSD’s jail management GUI, Warden®, has been completely redesigned for 9.1. It now supports the management of three types of jails: Traditional Jail: FreeBSD jail used to install and run network services such as a web server or a database which is accessible to other systems on a network or over the Internet. Ports Jail: allows you [...]
Mike Larkin just committed support for hibernation on OpenBSD. Only i386 using wd(4) disks at this moment, but still a big step forward. Read more...
Peter Avalos has updated a bunch of third-party software: tcpdump, libpcap, libarchive, tnftp, xz, and OpenPAM. Thanks Peter! If you need more info on what these things are, the information is out there.
There will be a FreeBSD booth in the Expo area of OSCON in Portland, OR on July 18-19. As usual, there will be a bunch of cool swag, as well as free PC-BSD 9-20120622 DVDs and FreeNAS 8.2 BETA4 CDs. If you’re at OSCON or in the Portland area, drop by to say hi! Donations will also be accepted for (Read more...)
Deb Goodkin and Justin Gibbs from the Foundation will be at the FreeBSD booth in the Expo area of OSCON on Wednesday, July 18. If you\'re at OSCON, drop by to say hi, discuss the Foundation\'s projects, check out the cool swag, or to make a donation.OSCON is being held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. You (Read more...)
During the g2k12 hackathon, Brandon Mercer (bmercer@) has been working on getting the beagle code run on the Pandaboard machines also. Read more...