I take it back →
AboutBSD.net is putting source attribution on stories now, so I have nothing to complain about. Well, I suppose I could complain about the default margins on embedded story images. It’s too…
Snapshot build logs now available →
The logs from regular DragonFly builds are now available as they are completed. It’s i386 right now, with x86_64 on the way.
pf progress →
Jan Lentfer posted about his progress on upgrading pf. He has pickups working, but on on a per-rule basis; he’s looking for feedback on how important this option is for other users.
Another compilation site, plus me complaining →
Dru Lavigne linked to AboutBSD.net; it’s an aggregate site that compiles the RSS feeds from a number of BSD sites. It doesn’t list any news from this site. I had a conversation with…
GPT, please →
Is it time to move to GPT instead of the traditional fdisk/disklabel combo? Petr thinks so. There’s some work to do, though.
Network Flow Analysis: a review →
Michael Lucas sent me a copy of his newest book, Network Flow Analysis, on the grounds that I read it and write what I thought. While book reviews aren’t usual fare for this site, it’s appealing…
pkgsrc-2010Q2 out, I think →
I haven’t seen an announcement at all, but I’m inferring that it’s out. I’ll be changing the DragonFly build machines momentarily.
BSDA Exam locations and dates →
Dru Lavigne has posted a list of upcoming locations for BSDA exams; look for one near you, as this list is globe-spanning.
pf: farther along →
Jan Lentfer has more on his progress updating pf in DragonFly to a more recent version. He’s looking for testers, especially ones with a more complex pf setup.
BSDTalk: Hipp and Fossil SCM →
BSDTalk 194 has a conversation with D. Richard Hipp, about the Fossil “distributed software configuration management system”.
Slightly less RSS →
For some reason, the direct links to recent Digest articles wasn’t working on the DragonFly site’s main page. I’ve disabled it for now, but there’s always the feed here, or Twitter, or Tumblr.
HEADS UP: many changes from kqueue and LVM2 →
Matthew Dillon posted a warning about both Samuel Greear’s kqueue work and Alex Hornung’s LVM2 work. Both are now committed to DragonFly 2.7. These are dramatic (and useful!) changes, so some…
iwn(4) support added →
Joe Talbott’s ported over iwn(4), which is the “driver for Intel 1000, 5100, 5150, and 6000 wifi chipsets.”
BSD-Day 2010 in Hungary →
November 20th, 2010 is the date for BSD-Day, in Budapest. Gabor Pali has a note out inviting developer to attend and give talks. There’s more details on a FreeBSD wiki page.
New pkgsrc Hackathon planned →
There’s an online hackathon (the 14th!) planned for July 30th through August 2nd for pkgsrc (and probably some NetBSD material too) at FreeNode/#netbsd-code on IRC. Aleksej Saushev’s post has more…
Another GSoC update →
David Shao has updated his GSoC project page on the DragonFly website. His project is updating DRM/GEM/KMS for BSD systems. It’s a huge but important piece of work. This update brings news on…
More mandoc madness →
Undeadly has an article up about recent work on mandoc in a mini-hackathon. It’s mentioned in context with OpenBSD in the article, but mandoc is also present in DragonFly, and is a potential…
New kevent for testing →
Samuel J. Greear’s work on his Google Summer of Code project, unifying the select/poll/kevent subsystem into kevent, is already available for testing. Any testing – just booting, or running X, or…
An easy way to use clang →
Sascha Wildner has set up $CCVER so that it can be used with ‘clangsvn’. If you install clang from svn into /usr/local, it’ll get picked up and used as the system compiler.
Oh look, it’s LVM2! →
Alex Hornung has imported LVM2 from NetBSD, along with cryptsetup and dm. (Not dm(8), but devicemapper) LVM(8) stands for Logical Volume Management, and it makes storage management much…
Reminder: use serno →
Using ’serno’, meaning specifying disks by serial number rather than path, is a good idea. If you have a machine that started out as an older DragonFly installation, it may be a good idea to use…
Messylaneous: reading, catchup →
I apologize; I’ve been missing. Here’s some misc links while I get back in gear: A very good reason to be interested in Hammer over ZFS: nobody will threaten lawsuits over Hammer. 10 tricks…
HEADS UP: ehci.ko is always there →
EHCI support is now always on, for 2.7 users, and will be for 2.8 when released. It’s possible to turn it off if it causes a problem, but it should generally just mean better USB performance.
mkinitrd added for the future →
Alex Hornung recently added mkinitrd(8), a tool for building a RAM disk early in the boot process. What’s it for? It’s needed to support more interesting bootable volumes, like LVM2, encrypted…
Periodical frenzy! →
There’s several publications with new issues out. It’s a long weekend (in the U.S.) so you can catch up on the reading/listening: BSD Magazine has a new issue out, on OpenBSD. There’s also the…
SoC kqueue progress →
Samuel Greear has a whole page about his Google Summer of Code kqueue project, recently updated.
A trick for updating moved packages →
Sometimes, packages are renamed in pkgsrc, usually because of a version change. If that happens, it can be hard to find the replacement. You can manually add them, or there’s a trick to make…
NYCBSDCon call for papers →
NYCBSDCon, happening November 12-14th, in New York City, at Cooper Union, has a call for papers out. (via here and also George Rosamond) They’re due by the end of July.
BSD Magazine back issues →
BSD Magazine sent out a link to all the BSD Magazine back issues, reproduced here for your enjoyment: Hosting BSD BSD as A Desktop BSD as Servers Infinity. Freedom. FREEBSD BSD…