I’m planning for DragonFly 3.2 to come with pkgsrc-2012Q3, the most recent release. I’m building binary packages to match, and the build should complete by the time we release on the 22nd… Notice I said “should” – sometimes the universe conspires against bulk builds.
The free download of the October issue of BSD Magazine is available. The theme this month is security, though of course there’s more covered.
Several members of the PC-BSD team will be at EuroBSDCon to be held in Warsaw, Poland on October 20-21. There will be a booth in the expo area which will hand out PC-BSD 9.1-RC1 DVDs as well as cool swag. Kris Moore will present “The Warden – FreeBSD and Linux Jail Management” at 16:40 on Saturday the 20th. Registration is (Read [...]
I branched 3.2 tonight. That means 2 weeks until release, so sharpen your bug-poking sticks! (I’m very tired and unable to think of good analogies, sorry.)
DragonFly 3.2 branches tomorrow if all goes to plan. Until then, I have a lot of reading here for you. Winners of the International Obfuscated C Code Contest for 2012. (via) The winning entries don’t appear to be listed yet, but you can look at previous years. “At often, the goat-time install a error is vomit (Read more...)
Cause it could be added. The new algorithm could replace SHA-2, in use now in DragonFly. SHA-2 has not been ‘broken’ yet, so it’s not an emergency… yet.
I mentioned open-sourced CDE here before, but it makes me happy to see someone planning to do a bunch of work on it that will hopefully make it upstream, and specifically include DragonFly.
David Shao posted a nice writeup of what works and what does not for DragonFly as a desktop, from pkgsrc. It actually sounds pretty good other than issues with a recent cairo update that I think affected multiple platforms.
I recreated the by-month thread and date listing from the old mailing lists, but for Mailman. It’s at lists.dragonflybsd.org.
Last night, I found that I had a number of unused ZFS snapshots. I decided to destroy some of them. The first destroy locked up the system. Nagios reported everything was dead. I remotely power cycled the system. After it came back, I noticed that a scrub was in progress. This had not been initiated [...]
Since the most recent branch of pkgsrc has been released, perl5 in pkgsrc has been updated to 5.16.1, and (ancient) python 2.5 has been removed.
Debian squished with DragonFly, sorta like Debian/kFreeBSD? Don’t know if it will work, but what the heck.
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As I typed elsewhere, my general plan is to branch DragonFly 3.2 on the 8th, and release on the 22nd. That should give the recent scheduler and gcc work a chance to settle, and perhaps get a new version of USB support in too. It will probably be using pkgsrc-2012Q3, also, though we may not have binary i386 packages. (Read more...)
John Marino has accomplished the difficult task of putting gcc 4.7 into DragonFly. Version 4.4 is still the default, and the older 4.1 version has been disabled. If you want to try this newer version, setting WORLD_CCVER=gcc47 will build kernel and world that way too. If you’re curious about what’s different in this version of [...]
The PDF of Yuri Momotiuk’s presentation on the PC-BSD development environment is available for download. This presentation provides an overview of PC-BSD source structure, what to include in your GUI application so that it can be localized, how to make the application single-instance, and how to add the application to the Control Panel. [...]
There have been two reviews of the upcoming PC-BSD 9.1 release in the past few days. The first is an interview with Allan Jude during the Linux Action Show. Allan provides an overview of PC-BSD 9.1, including highlights of the new capabilities of Warden. The video of the show is here and Allan’s segment starts around minute 38:50. Micha [...]
Pkgsrc-2012Q3 is out, and there’s an extensive release announcement to go with it. It’s worth reading; there’s a few packages that will not be supported after this quarter’s release, and a whole lot of new ones.
The machine that runs www.dragonflybsd.org and bugs.dragonflybsd.org is currently down. While it gets figured out, Alex Hornung has a static copy of the dragonflybsd.org main website available.
It’s been an extremely busy week for me, but I still have a batch of links here. Thomas Klausner sent a link to some very pretty images of real dragonflies. Datacenter details, from Metafilter. I’ve been in places like that, and so has my brother. Bug report humor. (related to Ubuntu ads, previously linked here.) (Read more... [...]