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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…
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…
Welcome new commiter: Venkatesh Srinivas →
Venkatesh is a new committer, and he’s already helping out with the MPSAFE work.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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…
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.
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.
dragonflybsd.org upgrade →
www.dragonflybsd.org runs using ikiwiki, which I just updated to the latest version. Everything looks OK, but tell me if I’m wrong.