This has been a good week for BSD releases, hasn’t it? This week’s BSDNow gets into RISC-V, too.
Mini-theme: old hardware or new terminals, you pick.
- Tim Van Damme Uses This. More detail on keyboard setup than I expected.
- The 100 MHz 6502. (via)
- Mac SE/30 odyssey. (via)
- XScreenSaver 6.02 out now.
- Writing a simple arcade game in Lisp. (via)
- Warp Terminal Emulator Review. Linked mostly to show how the shell/terminal is still evolving. (via)
- The Return of the Unix Shell. Related to previous idea. (via)
- The Insane Innovation of TI Calculator Hobbyists. (via)
- Vim Anti-Patterns That Cause Beginners to :Quit. (via)
- Not so Common Desktop Environment (NsCDE) 1.3 released. Mostly linked for the name. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2008: Violet and 2009: Fallen London.
Somewhat short this week, but there’s several releases.
- Automatic Let’s Encrypt certificates in Apache with mod_md.
- FreeBSD audio from a perspective of a happy user. (via)
- FreeBSD Developer Workstation Setup.
- NetBSD, CTWM, and Spleen.
- MATE 1.26.0 upgrade ready. (GhostBSD)
- Valuable News – 2021/10/11.
- OPNsense Business Edition 21.10 released.
- OpenBSD 7.0 released.
This week’s BSD Now is 50% OpenBSD, 50% FreeBSD, plus a whole lot of Beastie Bits.
6.0.1 is tagged and available. The major reason for this update is an expired Let’s Encrypt certificate that would cause problems when downloading dpkg binaries. A list of 6.0.1 commits is available.
I recommend the usual rebuild process mentioned on the 6.0 release notes:
make buildworld make buildkernel make installkernel make installworld make upgrade
Don’t forget to update your packages with ‘pkg upgrade’.
I managed to miss it last week, but last week’s BSD Now talks about NetFlix’s usage of FreeBSD to serve a ridiculous amount of data, among other things.
UNIX history for the mini-theme this week.
- Keyboard hacks for microwave ovens. (via)
- Raspberry Pi SDR Cyberdeck.
- Pong from the inside. (via)
- multizork. (via)
- André Arko Uses This.
- Bringing the Unix Philosophy to the 21st Century. (via)
- DOS Subsystem for Linux. Why why whywhywhywhy? (via)
- Wizards and warriors, part five. (via)
- Graphic Design History Resources. (via)
- LAMP is dead! Long live (Perl) web frameworks. (via)
- Stanley Kubrick liked UNIX. (via)
- Our New Infrastructure.
- Dali Clock on the TRS-80 CoCo.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2007: El museo de las consciencias; Lieux communs.
- Shiner ESB, an Apple Network Server prototype, and what it did at Netscape/MCom.
Your unrelated animation of the week: Cyriak Animator Pro.
It is status report season!
- ChiBUG is meeting on the 12th, virtually, at 6:30 PM Central. “The Writing Scholar’s Guide to *BSD” is the presentation.
- OpenBSD’s pledge and unveil from Python.
- Notes on updating OpenBSD machines to current, supported versions.
- pkgsrc: how to use pkg_comp(8) to automate package builds in a sandbox. (via)
- What every IT person needs to know about OpenBSD. Glosses over OpenBSD’s fork, but that’s probably OK.
- HelloDesktop being ported from helloSystem back to FreeBSD ports. (via)
- The OpenBSD Webzine. (via)
- Celeste on OpenBSD with Sound – Early Stage.
- Spelling Fixes — Some Advice.
- HardenedBSD September 2021 Status Report.
- GhostBSD 21.09.29 ISO Now Available.
- Toolchains adventures – Q3 2021.
- Valuable News – 2021/10/04.
If you have encountered that problem with Let’s Encrypt and dports, the fix is committed and a make world is needed.
This is a good week for variety.
- The original Utah Teapot, which you’ve surely seen.
- Myst (2020). I forget that the original was Hypercard.
- A plenitude of alchemical domains. Linked for flowcharts.
- Log, a robotic abacus of life.
- Bespoke Synth. (via)
- Vintage Ad Browser and Cover Browser. (via)
- Ten Days of Steve Ditko. (via)
- Rewilding Your Attention. Of course I agree. (via)
- The 31st First Annual Ig Nobel Ceremony.
- How to write a text editor for a 31 year old computer. (via)
- The code worked differently when the moon was full. (via)
- musikcube, a terminal music player and library manager. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2006: Dwarf Fortress. Yes.
Why yes I am trying to clear out my backlog of Solène links.
- pkgsrc-2021Q3 branched.
- SOLVED: FreeBSD nfsv4 client/server protocol prob err=10026.
- Porting GNOME to NetBSD by Dan Cirnat. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2021 videos are available.
- Initial impressions of Airyx – FreeBSD with a macOS style desktop. (via)
- Register multiples wifi networks on OpenBSD.
- Faster packages updates with OpenBSD.
- Workaround for an OpenBSD boot error on APU boards.
- RISC-V: The New Architecture on the Block.
You may get some errors because of an expiring base Let’s Encrypt certificate when using pkg. It’s being worked on.