And overflow continues! I am secretly pleased.
Thanks to Aaron LI, st (“suckless terminal” I assume) is supported in termcap in DragonFly.
BSD Now 307 accomplishes another trifecta week, mentioning Free, Net, and Open, and also mentioning that vBSDCon’s call for papers closes tomorrow – I’m mentioning it now cause it’ll be too late to mention for In Other BSDs this weekend.
If you are running an em(4) or igb(4) device in DragonFly, Sepherosa Ziehau has updated the drivers. This brings it to Intel driver versions em-7.7.4 and igb-2.5.6.
Hopefully I am not too late posting this: SEMIBUG meets tonight, and the presentation is Eddie Thieda, talking about OpenBSD on the desktop.
DragonFly’s tcp keepalive was changed from milliseconds to seconds. This happened in both DragonFly-current and in the 5.6 release, and it changes the networking API, which means a dports rebuild is needed… or a pkg upgrade, for which happily all packages have been rebuilt. So, on your next update of the system, be sure to update packages too.
Who can recommend a dynamic DNS service? (I’d like to know from direct experience, not Googling.) I’ve been using Dyn for years, but they’ve been unintelligibly merged into the Oracle behemoth, and I need to change.
Done early, for once! I managed to complete this by Thursday night.
This could be an In Other BSDs item, but it’s worth highlighting: saugns is a “Scriptable AUdio GeNeration System”; a utility for generating sounds – specifically FM modulation, in a way that will make you think “synthesizers!” There’s a whole language behind it, and the program, as the author, Joel K Pettersson, points out, compiles with no trouble on every BSD.
BSD Now 306 is up, with the normal mix of stories about multiple BSDs… Except two separate ones are about DragonFly, so this week is extra good.
You’re probably used to the ‘make buildworld; make buildkernel; make installkernel; etc etc’ dance on each upgrade at this point. ‘Tse’ has created a script that rolls that all up into a single action.
Brian Reynolds will be presenting on “Everyday ZFS” at the next NYCBUG meeting, tomorrow, at the usual location. Go, if you are near.
If you are near the Chicago area, go to the ChiBUG meeting happening tomorrow night.
No unplanned theme evolved this week, but that’s OK.
Your listening link of the week: Kerrang’s 50 best metal bands of the last decade. You (may have) heard it here first on #1. (via)
I have a backlog of more BSD links to add, beyond this – it was a busy week!
I’m late posting this because I was on an island in Lake Huron instead of near a computer, but here it is now: BSD Now 304 is titled “Changing face of Unix” – that link is the show notes and will tell you more.
The module formerly known as ‘radeonkms’ is now just plain ‘radeon’. There have been changes in other commits, but this is the only usage change.
There’s a meeting of the NetBSD Japan user’s group, and an informal users session, tomorrow, in Tokyo. Go, if you are near. (via)
‘evdev‘, a driver for input device events, is now built by default in the DragonFly kernel. Update your custom config to match, if you have one.
Matthew Dillon has made some changes to DragonFly’s scheduling system His further tests show an improvement in basic forking.