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…