Done well ahead of time, knowing I’d be on the road this past week.
Overflow from two weeks running, cause of travel.
Intel’s ACPICA 20180810 is now in DragonFly, thanks to Sascha Wildner. Nothing really user-affecting, but it does fix some memory leaks. You can tell it’s very new just by the version number.
Michael W. Lucas is reading from his ‘git commit murder‘ book tonight at 7 PM, in Clawson, Michigan.
BSDNow 259 is out, and I happen to have just come off a 10-hour drive, so I will do nothing other than point you at the episode.
Aaron LI has added interface group support in DragonFly, which is mostly to replace having to name individual interfaces in your pf config. There’s more work done than just that commit, incidentally, and he has a better explanation and writeup than my measly post.
If you have a mangled HAMMER2 disk, and you have inodes that are clearly mangled (the built-in CRCs don’t match), you can now remove them manually. This seems like Hole Hawg territory…
The TRIM operation has been in DragonFly for some time, and it looks like most SSDs support it reliably, now – so it’s on by default.
I have been meaning to post this for a while: gridgenerator.com, a painting web app, is running on DragonFly. I was told this on IRC and of course lost all details since then, but that’s fine – go draw something!
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.
A reminder: you need some loader.conf changes if you are booting with EFI/i915.
(Sort of a repost, but someone may need it.)
BSDNow 258 showed up a bit early this week: Among the normal news articles about technology and BSD conventions are notes about how HardenedBSD is setting up their non-profit board. I like seeing that sort of governance documented as it’s happening; it’s the right way to inform people.
Francois Tigeot has been quietly updating DRM support in DragonFly, matching Linux kernel 4.7.10. I don’t think there’s any user-visible changes at this point, but I wanted to draw attention to the work.
As part of a recent update to OpenPAM, you can now use ed25519 in pam_ssh. My perception is that ed25519 is one of the better options to pick.
The eerielinux site has a followup on Ravenports, which digs into something I’ve covered a bit here: Ravenports is technically excellent and a better choice than dports in many ways – but Ravenports needs more ports. How many more? Probably not very many…
Speaking of which: Ravenports is kept vigorously up to date.
This is a straight dump of open browser tabs. You can tell what motivated me to set up the Mastodon account for the Digest this week, from some of the content.
Your unrelated video of the week: LOCAL58 – Show for Children.
I have more to post but just plain couldn’t get it all pasted!
BSDNow 257 (which is not as exciting a number as last week but still prime) has no interview but manages to hit all the right notes – every major BSD is mentioned and also links to recent convention reports.
This is way overdue: I’m now posting Digest notes to bsd.network/@dragonflydigest, a BSD-specific Mastodon server.
It’s bothered me for a while that I’m autoposting Digest headlines to Twitter, which is useful for Twitter users but still supporting a walled garden. Mastodon is a better implementation of a similar idea, and bsd.network nicely groups all sorts of BSD people in one place. Right now I’m just posting the Digest headlines here into the Mastodon account there, but there’s added value from the additional BSD-specific conversation around it.
I haven’t (yet) found a way to translate the local timeline on bsd.network into a RSS feed, which would be super-handy…