There’s a lot this week, so let’s get started: Git Reference. Not that there isn’t a lot of other documentation out there, but much of what you find is people asking specific questions rather than explanations of procedure. (via) Movie Code. At least most of these are using legit code, even if it’s often the wrong [...]
Running late putting this together… Back to bullets! The weekly PC-BSD digest for January 3rd. DiscoverBSD’s weekly roundup. PC-BSD’s weekly digest. Jailing FreeBSD 4 on FreeBSD 10. FreeBSD 4 has been a very long-lived release, so to speak. OpenBSD has a new auto-install feature that needs to be tested. Julio Merino has p [...]
Matthew Dillon is continuing his work on chromebook hardware, and he’s been playing with the multi-touch touchpad. There’s a number of new features based on position and the number of fingers used.
BSDNow episode 19 is up, titled “The Installfest“. They install DragonFly along with other BSDs, and I haven’t even looked at it yet.
Bug fixes, code freezes, and PBI speed increases! There’s lots of exciting news this week in PC-BSD so let’s have a look. PC-BSD 10.0 Release has entered into the “code freeze” phase of development. In order to increase stability and focus on prioritizing bug fixing, major feature changes under the hood should no longer be committed for 10 [...]
Franco Fitchner is bringing in netmap to DragonFly. I don’t think it’s complete yet.
Markus Pfieffer has committed Larisa Grigore’s Google Summer of Code work, “SysV IPC in userspace”. It’s been a bit since the event finished, but it’s in DragonFly now.
The fifth RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.This is expected to be the final RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE cycle.The image checksums follow at the end of this email.Important note to freebsd-update(8) users: Plea [...]
The fifth RC build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.
BSDTalk 237 has 22 minutes of conversation with George Neville-Neil about The FreeBSD Journal.
For those of you near the NYC area, there’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight at 7 Eastern, with Brian Callahan giving a security-focused crash course in OpenBSD. Tickets for NYCBSDCon 2014, happening on February 8th, are going to be available there for the first time, starting at 6 PM. (and cheaper if you buy in person, too.)
Matthew Dillon acquired one of the Acer c720 Chromebooks recently. There were changes needed for the boot process, for the keyboard, an update from FreeBSD for the ath(4) wireless (g), smbus, and trackpad… but it works now, and he detailed exactly how to get it running, and even upgrade the drive.
An interview with George Neville-Neil about the upcoming FreeBSD Journal electronic magazine. More information at http://www.freebsdjournal.com/The interview was recorded using google voice, and I apologize for the low bit rate audio.File Info: 22Min, 10MB.Ogg Link: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk237.ogg
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‘M M’ had trouble with his “Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC” on DragonFly some time ago. He was able to get it working, and he documented the somewhat convoluted procedure here.
If you want to track the bleeding edge of DragonFly, which is currently version 3.7, I happened to describe it in a reply to Filippo Moretti, on users@. Long-time users will know this/do this already, but it’s worth repeating just because new users may not realize how easy it is.
The holiday break for most people at the end of the year translated to a lot more material showing up now. We all benefit! The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet. Online companies aren’t ‘disruptive’ any more; they are the establishment. That didn’t take long. Is it a cycle? I hope so. (via) Intel XDK. Should [...]