uguru for ABIT for us →
Sascha Wildner has added uguru(4), from OpenBSD, to support the microcontroller on ABIT motherboards which report on temperature/fan speed/voltage.
DragonFly 2.8 branched: changelog →
DragonFly 2.8 has been branched, with the release anticipated for the end of this month. I’m building packages right now for it, so we should have binary packages ready at release. A convenient git-summarized changelog exists
Lazy Reading: puzzles, git, old things →
Something for everyone this week. Via sjg/IRC: The next platforms for DragonFly: Dragon 32 and Dragon 64. chmod -x chmod: a slideshow of possible solutions. (via) As ‘blinkkin’ pointed out…
More reading →
Venkatesh Srinivas has a large writeup describing just how the memory allocator in DragonFly changed from 2.6 to the upcoming 2.8 version. In all that text, you may notice the cheering statistic…
New starting page →
Siju George found no equivalent of OpenBSD’s ‘afterboot‘ quick-start page in DragonFly, so he went and created it himself. Go, read.
ACPI and all its parts →
YONETANI Tomokazu wrote out a nice explanation of acpi(4) and the myriad ACPI subsystems which can be enabled or disabled at boot time. If you do have booting problems, it’s usually ACPI, and…
vkernels: now with less disk! →
Rumko came up with some changes for vkernel(7) that, among other things, made it possible to run them diskless; almost like booting a thin workstation.
SSHGuard tool →
Found via a random Google search: SSHGuard. It’s not available in pkgsrc, but it’s in other BSD packaging systems, and it lists DragonFly on the site as a possible host. It monitors various…
Passport support →
If you were thinking of buying a Western Digital Passport USB drive, it’s supported on DragonFly, thanks to Dylan Reinhold and Alex Hornung.
Slightly less hassle for Linux support →
Something that always got with with Linux binary support was that I couldn’t get the Linux /proc filesystem to automatically mount on boot. I’d end up doing it by hand later, right after I tried to…
OpenSSL and DSO support →
OpenSSL on DragonFly can now dynamically load engines (cryptographic support modules) at runtime, thanks to Peter Avalos.
New loader, minus bars →
For those using the release version of DragonFly, the new C-based loader in 2.8 will look like this. Well, not exactly. This is from a proposal from Alex Hornung that removes some extra lines,…
BSD Magazines: VPNs and BSD →
The newest issue of BSD Magazine is all about VPNs and BSD. It’s free to read in PDF form.
BSDTalk 200: Kjell Wooding and mg →
The 200th (yay!) episode of BSDTalk has 14 minutes of conversation with Kjell Wooding, talking about mg, a sort of teeny emacs included with OpenBSD.
Firefox really, finally, actually fixed →
Matt Dillon and Venkatesh Srinivas conspired to fix another nmalloc issue, which should resolve any remaining problems people were having with Firefox, and possibly other applications as well. Due…
Updated index and history pages →
The DragonFly website just received a healthy update to the index and history pages. A refresh of the website, although minor, has been long overdue.
Hey, project pages do work →
Here’s something: Pratyush Kshirsagar came along, saw the proportional RSS project idea, and did it. It’s nice to have a completed project just sort of fall out of the sky.
HEADS UP: ftpd issues →
If you run any flavor of BSD, you should make sure your ftpd is off, as Maathias Schmidt points out based on this recent security advisory.
NYCBSDCon 2010: who’s going? →
I’m going. Venkatesh Srinivas is going. Who else is interested? (See the site.)
Installing a vkernel →
I’m linking to this commit message from Matthias Schmidt simply because it has the correct invocation for installing a vkernel, and I know this will come in handy, someday.