Real world use and DragonFly →
Siju George has written up his ‘real world’ experience with DragonFly in production; I should probably do the same since this site has been DragonFly-driven for years now. Add your story to the…
Potential applicable power project →
Matthew Dillon followed up on some comments from Sepherosa Ziehau about power management to describe a possible new way to manage power consumption; the project is up for grabs.
New power controls →
Matthew Dillon has added powerd(8), a daemon that adjusts CPU frequency based on activity; his initial report describes a whopping 40% power savings for server use.
Messylaneous: Reviews, packaging, installers, etc →
Link catchup! The BSD Certification Group needs reviewers for the BSDA exam objectives. It’s as easy as writing on a wiki. Undeadly has a lengthy article up about the OpenBSD equivalent of…
Which desktop to use? →
Dennis Melentyev asked about people’s experiences putting together different X desktops on DragonFly. There’s a good range of responses. None the same, of course.
pkgsrc git repo changes →
Matthew Dillon set up a git copy of the pkgsrc repository some time ago. However, it’s had syncing problems, and there’s an ‘official’ pkgsrc git repository now which does not have the problems….
Another image →
Not actually related to DragonFly except by coincidental name, but it’s entertaining and imageblogging is fun. (via, some other images there nsfw)
Free book, if you are lucky →
Michael Lucas is giving away a limited number of copies of his new Network Flow Analysis book. Post something clever and you may get it. Please don’t be more clever than me, though, as I want a…
Congratulations, Dru →
Dru Lavigne is the new “Director of Community Development” for PC-BSD. I am totally jealous, and she is the perfect person for the job.
NYCBSDCon date set →
November 12-14th, in New York City, at Cooper Union.
The eternal battle →
BSDTalk 192: pf, Henning Brauer and Peter Hansteen →
There’s a new BSDTalk podcast up, again from BSDCan 2010. This one interviews Henning Brauer and Peter Hansteen about pf, for 20 minutes.
Freeze for pkgsrc-2010Q1 starts about now →
It’s been 0.25 years since the last, so pkgsrc is due for another quarterly release. The usually-two-week freeze before release starts tonight. The release should happen at the end of the month.
EuroBSDCon 2010 call for papers →
EuroBSDCon 2010 is happening October 8th-10th in Karlsruhe, Germany. (I’ll let you guess the year.) The Call for Papers is out now. The website lists it as “Call for Speakers“, but you have to…
png update in pkgsrc →
If you’re following bleeding-edge pkgsrc, there’s been an update to png. Since a lot of programs depend on it, a lot of programs will need to be rebuilt. Be ready for it. This won’t affect…
Qemu notes →
Naoya Sugioka posted his qemu config; I link to it for reference, both for running DragonFly in emulation and for running emulated systems on DragonFly.
Better than yet another acronym →
Venkatesh Srinivas has quoted a good phrase to sum up the work he and Matthew Dillon are doing to remove the Big Lock: ‘Less Lock, More Rock’
Progress update on pf →
Jan Lentfer’s posted details on how his update of pf is going; it builds, but he’s having some issues with that actual filtering. He’s on vacation for a short while, but his git repo of that work…
More lazy reading →
Normally I nab a few links from Christian Neukirchen’s blog for my Messylaneous link roundups, but his latest entry has more good ones than I can steal comfortably. Go read.
Messylaneous – Unixy articles, clang, pkgsrc... →
IBM’s developerWorks has an article up about GNU screen. It’s not BSD-specific, but the tips in using screen are useful. (Before someone brings it up: yes, tmux too.) Another article talks…
Welcome new commiter: Venkatesh Srinivas →
Venkatesh is a new committer, and he’s already helping out with the MPSAFE work.
Facebook and DragonFly, but not on purpose →
Looking for DragonFly BSD in Google will occasionally turn up wierd things: the release ISOs scattered amongst other not-so-free software, or poorly cut-and-pasted documentation in a splog. This is…
BSD links plz →
I did some cleanup on the various BSD links I have on the sidebar of this site; are there any sites I’m missing? I’d like to be as complete as possible. Please supply URLs. (Be warned that some…
Specific steps for multiprocessing →
Matthew Dillon’s outlined the exact steps for converting to coarse locking, and he’s looking for volunteers to convert files, according to the guidelines he described. If you’re looking for maybe…
New BSDTalk: clang clang clang →
BSDTalk has a very timely interview with Roman Divácký and Ed Schouten about the switch to clang/LLVM in FreeBSD. It’s 17 minutes, recorded at the recent BSDCan 2010.
Recompile again, plus multiprocessing details →
Matthew Dillon’s made changes again that require a full world and kernel rebuild, if you’re following the bleeding edge. There’s also discussion of the underlying principles of the …
Holy crap, 4,000 posts! →
This technically is the 4,001st post. The Twitter feed is read far more than I expected, too. I’ll update the layout to celebrate.
Standards: we got ‘em →
They may be low, but Sascha Wildner has documented them. (I am making a joke that probably only makes sense to native English speakers. Sorry.)
More pcc notes →
The compiler pcc, while having both history and speed, doesn’t get the attention that clang/LLVM gets. There’s a NetBSD blog article about building NetBSD with pcc. (via) I recall it couldn’t…
BSD Magazine: Firewalls →
The June issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the theme is: Firewalls.
Extra DNS tools →
Jan Lentfer has committed ldns and drill to DragonFly, in (unlikely) chance that you managed to delete BIND from pkgsrc (installed by default on 2.7+) and somehow couldn’t replace it.
Structure changes means recompilation →
If you’re running DragonFly 2.7, you will need to do a full rebuild on your next update. Matthew Dillon has made some changes because of his lwkt_token work. Making parts of DragonFly subsystems…
Mandoc, mdocml, and usage →
There’s an interesting article about mandoc and mdocml up on undeadly.org, talking about its history and usage in OpenBSD. It’s present in DragonFly, though it hasn’t been set to replace…
How to get more wireless drivers →
Joe Talbott wants to write DragonFly/BSD drivers for a whole slew of wireless devices. These are also all the adapters he doesn’t physically have. You can fix this by purchasing something off that…
bmake(1)ing a list, checking it twice →
I found this reference list of targets for bmake very useful, especially because I can never remember them all. Unfortunately, the site where it’s located appears to be going away at the end of…
Software additions: proplib, wpi, ioprio →
A bunch of new things arrived today: Alex Hornung ported NetBSD’s proplib to DragonFly. Joe Talbott ported FreeBSD’s wpi(4) driver, for Intel 3945ABG wi-fi adapters. Sascha Wildner …
BSDTalk 190: Michael Lucas →
BSDTalk 190 has 20 minutes of conversation with Michael Lucas, one of my favorite authors, about his new book, “Network Flow Analysis“. He is also responsible for other BSD books.
June OSBR: Growing Business →
The latest issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and it has a number of articles about growth and open source. It’s a mix of “how-to” and “how-we-did” articles.