Self-hosting clang; building DragonFly with it too →
clang, which many people look to as a gcc replacement, is now able to build itself. (Thanks John Marino for the heads-up, some time ago) It can also build world and kernel on DragonFly, going on…
Messylaneous for 2010/03/01 →
I think I’ve almost caught up on my backlog of Things To Post: The March issue of the Open Source Business Resource is up, with the theme of “Mobile”. The BeagleBoard and OpenBTS articles are…
OpenSSL update →
OpenSSL version 0.9.8m has been imported by Peter Avalos; this version contains a bugfix for a security issue.
Obligatory iPad mention →
The iPad is BSD-based, which is neat. I like the notion of covering more BSD devices and products here on the Digest. But: do you like even the vague concept of open source? The iPad is expressly…
Summer of Code mentors wanted →
(reproduced from my email to users@/kernel@) The application period for Google Summer of Code 2010 starts in about a week. We were able to enter in 2008 and 2009, so I’m optimistic that we …
(b)make install change in pkgsrc →
Joerg Sonnenberger announced new behavior in pkgsrc: Performing “bmake install” in pkgsrc with a package that supports DESTDIR will build a binary package and then install from that package. This…
Works in progress: wifi, unionfs →
There’s several projects in the works: Rui Paulo is working on an update of wireless device support in DragonFly; Matthew Dillon added libbsdxml to DragonFly as part of the prep work. Joe…
More SSD deals →
For those wanting to try swapcache(8): Newegg has two deals running: a Corsair P128 128GB SATA II SSD for $355 and a Patriot PS-100 2.5″ 64GB SATA I/II SSD for $170. These are probably bigger…
32 to 64-bit Hammer mirroring fixed →
Michael Neumann has fixed the ability to stream Hammer data between 32 and 64 bit systems. However, this is a change to 64-bit systems that requires them to match; make sure that you are not mixing…
New committer: Samuel J. Greear →
Welcome Samuel J. Greear as the newest DragonFly committer; he’s been around the project for a while, but recently became more active.
Programs (re)added to x86_64 →
Antonio Huete Jimenez notes that some programs have been enabled in the x86_64 build; if you’re running bleeding edge 2.5, please try them and see if they work in 64-bit.
Swapcache better than expected →
As part of a report on the status of swapcache and tmpfs, Matthew Dillon noted that a side effect of using a SSD for swapcache means that disk activity stays efficient, and the wear meter on the…
aps(4) also added →
Constantine A. Murenin has committed support for aps(4). This supports various sensors for disk and mouse activity, and even acceleration sensors.
igb(4), em(4) testers needed →
Michael Neumann has ported igb(4) and em(4), and he needs people with the corresponding hardware to test it. Those are network cards, if you aren’t familiar with those short names.
Get ready for 2.6 →
The next release, 2.6, is scheduled for mid-March. Please make sure things are running well, as there’s a lot of new features already ready for this release.
Choices for swapcache →
This one’s a few days old, but I’m still trying to catch up with all the events lately: swapcache now has two flags to control whether just meta-data or all data is cached for any given set of…
Now available: tmpfs →
Naoya Sugioka’s tmpfs port is now ready to go. It’s still considered experimental, but it’s worth trying. tmpfs(5) is different because it keeps data in RAM once, and pages out only when needed….
More GSoC ideas available for DragonFly →
The Google Summer of Code ideas page for DragonFly is growing faster than I expected. If you have an idea (or, even better, want to take on a project assuming we make it into SoC), take a look.
Dear lazyweb: monitoring software needed →
Since I have several machines repeatedly building all of pkgsrc now, I want to monitor RAM, disk I/O, CPU, and the like, and keep historical records. I’ve seen this done with cacti and snmp, and…
Binary package updates →
I’ve been working toward continuous builds of pkgsrc, so that there’s always up-to-date pkgsrc binaries available. I’ve been posting notes about it too, which I will hopefully be able to…