A bit of this is overflow from last week.
No theme, just everything in a bucket.
The theme of this week’s BSD Now seems to be about new roles for BSD, cause there’s talk about clustering and console changes.
There’s a security update for ftpd(8) in DragonFly, both current and release. As the note about it says, you shouldn’t use it anyway.
Screen switching, where an xterm’s contents return to what it was before starting a full screen program, was turned on and then back off for DragonFly. It would have only affected DragonFly-current users, and even then only for a short window of time. If you encounter it anywhere else, though, here’s how to turn it off using Xresources.
You can now add something to run on first boot after install, only, on DragonFly. This is probably of most use to you if you are building a custom image.
Completed Tuesday, in an effort to reduce tab count in my browser.
Perhaps a performance tweaks mini-theme this week?
If you want to bring in the DragonFly projects repo, the option has been added to /usr/Makefile. (cd /usr; make projects-create)
This week’s BSD Now is a mix of historical content, and ZFS news items. Surely one or both of those interest you?
Aaron LI has rewritten calendar(1) to support Chinese (lunisolar) and Julian calendars, and along the way added support for other calendars, more options, and generally improved the program. His original source archive is available, as is his reference book.
HAMMER2 now has a ‘growfs’ directive, so if there’s room in the partition, you can expand your HAMMER2 volume to fit. Related: gpt(8) and disklabel(8) now have similar options. fdisk(8) does also.
Apparently DragonFly used to disable IOAPIC when booting in a virtual machine. This helped with some old virtual machines, but broke newer ones. It’s now enabled, which helps boot DragonFly on Google Cloud.
I went esoteric this week, and it was fun!
It’s a good mix this week.
There’s a new option in efibootmgr(8) on DragonFly to boot into firmware, on next boot. You may find this useful.
No pun in this week’s BSD Now title, but that’s usual now. ZFS news is the bulk of this week’s episode.
If you’ve got a newer i219 ethernet chipset – it’s now supported in DragonFly.
ncurses has been upgraded from 6.0 to 6.2 in DragonFly; a 4 year jump. Perhaps not a huge effect on you, but I want to link to it cause there’s such nice changelogs!