Updating to pkgsrc-2011Q2 →
I put together a post on users@ about updating to pkgsrc-2011Q2. I’ll just repeat it here after the break: The binary builds for pkgsrc-2011Q2 are complete and uploaded to …
More Opengrok →
There’s an OpenGrok install being set up at: http://pkgbox64.dragonflybsd.org/ – right now it just covers DragonFly, but I think there will be more soon.
Pulse-width modulated time-domain multiplexer! →
I really just like that phrase and the action movie feeling of using it, like “Watch out! The pulse-width modulated time-domain multiplexer is targeting us!“ Sorta like a PU-36 space modulator….
More Java on DragonFly →
Francois Tigeot has fixed wip/jdk16 to build on DragonFly. Note that this is in pkgsrc-wip, not ‘normal’ pkgsrc. The secret is to build lang/kaffe to bootstrap it, which requires CCVER=gcc41 to…
Lazy Reading for 2011/07/24 →
Lazy reading is easy when it’s been this hot out. In fact, I may melt before this article gets published. Ecdysis – a NAT64 gateway program. I link to it for two reasons. 1: You will probably…
Practical Packet Analysis: a review →
Background: You may remember some time ago, I posted a review of Michael Lucas’s Network Flow Analysis. He’s written several BSD books and so I figured it was worth reading further, knowing…
Deduplication real world results →
I’ve posted about my own results with Hammer deduplication here before, but Siju George put together results from his workplace using actual files in production. He recovered 138G from a 1T disk, and
clang and pkgsrc bulk builds →
I spied a bulk build of pkgsrc using clang. It’s interesting to see the results… It’s on NetBSD, but it should be possible to try the same thing with CCVER on DragonFly. Any takers?
Summer of Code: midterm passes →
All 6 Google Summer of Code projects for DragonFly have reached the midterm, and passed!
More benchmarks, graphs →
Francois Tigeot has repeated his benchmarking, this time changing out the CPU instead of the operating system. There’s still more graphs, yay!
Summer of Code midterms due →
If you are a Summer of Code student or mentor, make sure you’ve filled out your midterm survey. Without it, your project fails – and they are due for everyone in roughly the next 24 hours!
Summer of Code Doc Camp →
One of the perpetual questions about Summer of Code is “Why can’t there be documentation projects?”, since most open source projects need docs as badly as code. There’s various reasons that I’m too…
Blogbench and Areca RAID tests →
F Tigeot tested a system under both FreeBSD and DragonFly using various RAID setups with arcmsr(4) and blogbench. Hooray for graphs! Like any good benchmark, it quickly went to discussion of…
Summer of Code halfway point →
The Google Summer of Code midterms are coming up, which generally means students get graded on a pass/fail basis for their work so far, and both mentors and students fill out surveys. What’s this…
TCP update for 2.11 →
If you’re running a recent version of DragonFly 2.11, it’s worth updating. Matthew Dillon fixed a networking bug that I’ve seen cause problems. It was introduced within 2.11′s lifetime, so as far…
pkgsrc-2011Q2 is branched →
The latest quarterly release of pkgsrc, 2011Q2, has been branched. There’s no formal announcement yet to describe the highlights, but I’ll link it when it shows up. I’ve already started building…
Man pages through DuckDuckGo →
I happened to stumble on this: the DuckDuckGo search engine will take you directly to a DragonFly man page, if you type ‘!dfman’ at the start of your query. For instance, “!dfman hammer“.
July OSBR: Women Entrepreneurs →
The July issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is Women Entrepreneurs. Next month’s issue is unthemed, so here’s a good time to write about open source and get…
Lazy Reading for 2011/07/03 →
I digress mightily this week, so I’m not doing the bullet points. You probably heard of this already, but hey, look! DragonFly BSD, ubersearched. Along with all the other Google announcements…
Twofish and serpent in crypto →
Alex Hornung has added Twofish and Serpent support to crypto(3).
BSD Magazine: BSD Security, Hammer →
The July issue of BSD Magazine is out. The putative theme is “BSD Security”, but there also happens to be an article featuring Hammer deduplication on real-world data, by yours truly.