John Marino has set gcc 4.7 as the default compiler in DragonFly. This replaces the previous default of gcc 4.4. The 4.4 version is still available, and while you can set NO_GCC44 to keep it from being built, John’s commit message notes that it’s still useful especially for some ports that don’t work with gcc 4.7.
Remember I mentioned FOSDEM a few days ago? The X.Org presentation slides are up, and the mostly-about-BSD “The future of X.org on non-Linux systems“ presentation slides are included.
The AsiaBSDCon 2013 timetable has been released. The program shows a fairly strong OpenBSD component. The conference takes place in Tokyo, Japan on 14-17 March, 2013. Read on for details, registration will be opening soon. Read more...
If you have git installed, and you are trying to upgrade it, you may have problems. The scmgit-docs package dependency requires some DocBook files that aren’t always accessible. If you do run into this problem, there’s 3 separate options: You can just install scmgit-base and ignore scmgit-docs. The program ‘git’ st [...]
Hubert Feyrer wrote a review of Ansible 0.9, a management tool for multiple systems, similar to Puppet or maybe Chef. Just after doing that, Ansible 1.0 came out, with support for pkgsrc via pkgin-installed packages. This is the first solution (that I know of) that supports pkgsrc package management for multiple systems.
Paul Irofti(pirofti@) tells us about the work he did at n2k13: The n2k13 hackathon was mainly a Loongson hackathon for me. My main goal was to add CPU throttling support. A few things related to clocks needed to be implemented before being able to deal with the actual CPU scaling bits. Read more...
For once, I got to read the commit logs for other BSDs… The OpenBSD ‘Papers’ page has some videos listed to match the OpenBSD-related presentations from EuroBSDCon 2012. Not only does NetBSD support the BeagleBoard, but Michael Lorenz is committing from it. FreeBSD has brought in a new version of bmake and jemalloc. I’ [...]
Sepherosa Ziehau has posted a detailed message showing the speeds he gets with multiple transmission queues, using igb(4). The short version: Quick summary, the multiple TX queue support gives me: +200Kpps for 2 bidirectional normal IP forwarding (now 4.40Mpps) +160Kpps for 2 bidirectional fast IP forwarding (now 5.23Mpps)
User Group Connect is a relaxed one day unconference for meeting and interacting with the many technical User Groups in Ottawa. The event runs on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00-17:00 at Shopify in the Byward Market.The Foundation will be represented at a FreeBSD booth and will be accepting donations. If you\'re in the Ottawa area, drop by an [...]
Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released: No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael\'s Blog. The book is listed with an April 2013 release (Read [...]
No theme evolved this week, but that’s OK. Here’s a good coincidence: I already had a link to post from Ycombinator about the rather scary Ken Thompson compiler hack. Note that the Ycombinator answers are generally, “Nah, this hack is extremely unlikely to happen.” Except Christian Neukirchen happened to note separa [...]
How do I use the cat command to display the line numbers for a file called myapp.c under Linux or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"Linux/Unix: Cat Command Display Line Numbers\"
GCC version 4.7 is already available now in DragonFly 3.2, but it’s not the default compiler. John Marino intends to make it default for the next release. What’s that mean for us? Nothing other than a new compiler, since he’s already fixing related issues.
The Phoronix benchmark has been pretty Linux-specific over recent history. However, whatever your feelings about benchmarks in general, it looks like there’s a distinct effort to improve BSD support.
FOSDEM is happening this weekend in Brussels, Belgium. Among the other talks there, OpenBSD developer Matthieu Herrb will be talking about X.org on non-Linux systems. That’s I think meaning “BSD”. (via)
At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta: CVSROOT: /cvs Module name: src Changes by: email@example.com 2013/01/31 16:30:40 Modified files: etc/root : root.mail share/mk : sys.mk sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi sys/conf : GENERIC [...]
This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held. OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.
Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k13 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work: I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I\'m not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had so [...]
Michael W. Lucas is working on a DNSSEC book that he’s self-publishing, similar to SSH Mastery. He’s making an early draft available for purchase, at a discount. You get access to the updates, so you effectively get the book for less, plus you can offer feedback before the publishing date. This is a familiar concept for software [...]