There’s only been one issue found in the release candidate so far. It’s fixed, so I’ll tag and build 6.0 within the next few days.
This week’s BSD Now has a great title, and you can guess what the first linked article will be. The other items in this week are analytic and also entertaining in their own way.
Brian Callahan presents for NYCBUG on compiler support in the BSDs, tonight. Send an email for a Zoom invite.
Fun reads, none too heavy.
- Colin’s Bear Animation, Revisited.
- Switched-On… hits and misses. Also a meme, in vinyl.
- The Endless Acid Banger. Makes me think of StarCon 2. (via)
- Calendso, self-hosted Calendly alternative. (via)
- Text Adventures: Past, Semiconditionally Modified Past, and Present. (via)
- The Web Design Museum. (via)
- Old Book Illustrations. Exactly what it is titled. (via)
- An Oral History of Street Fighter II. (via)
- reHackable/awesome-reMarkable. (via)
- The First PC to Die, Ever. Player Character, 50 years ago. (via)
- Roguelike Celebration 2021 will be virtual.
- Yayagram. (via)
There’s some opinions mixed in this week!
- NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS). (via)
- FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop. (via)
- OPNsense switches back to vanilla FreeBSD. (via)
- Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail. (via)
- Lexical File Names in Plan 9 or Getting Dot Dot Right. (PDF, via)
- FVWM 3 and Quest for Comfortable NetBSD Desktop. (via)
- It’s time to say goodbye to the GPL. (via)
- Hunt the Wumpus on the AskHistorians Podcast. Pre-BSD.
- FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop.
- OpenBSD 6.9 is out, with this perk.
- From Linux to BSD. (video, via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 on Raspberry Pi 400 – Quick Look. (video, via)
- Interview with Michael Lucas FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Unix, IT and other books author. (via)
- FreeBSD Best Practices virtual panel discussion, 2 sessions. Related to WireGuard, I think.
BSD Now has made it to the 400-episode milestone, and this one is a normal mix – the FreeBSD 13 release, multifactor on OpenBSD, etc.
With good timing, 6.x packages are now available for those of you who need them.
Maybe hardware hacks is the sub-theme this week.
- Bluetooth, based on this guy.
- Walkie-talkies that work over IP but without a network.
- Yay! Web Curios is back!
- Percy Ludgate talk, upcoming.
- WiFiStation: A WiFi interface for the Cidco MailStation. Reliably bonkers.
- Palm PDA nostalgia on its way!
- What I learned of the VOIP hacker scene by setting up a SIP Honeypot. Ongoing for years. (via)
- Step Inside the Miniature Worlds of Tatsuya Tanaka. (via)
- Squeezebox Keyboard. Also bonkers. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1986: Uncle Roger.
- geminiquickst.art. (via)
- Trying out learning more Vim on demand.
- The best version of the Unix Magic poster. (via)
BUG meetings seem to be happening again, which is nice.
- FreeBSD iostat: Understanding the Storage Subsystem and Disk I/O. (via)
- Port of the week: musickube. Looks … usable?!
- Deleting old FreeBSD boot environments.
- No Complexity Allowed, on hello. (via)
- FreeBSD/arm64 becoming Tier 1 in FreeBSD 13.
- Polyglot *BSD, next NYCBSD meeting, 2021/05/05. I’ll post a reminder day-of.
- ChiBUG May 11th Meeting – Virtual. This too.
- Initial Support for the riscv64 Architecture.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 23 – Herbe Notifications and Part 24 – Universal File Opener.
- OPNsense 21.1.5 released.
- Valuable News – 2021/04/19.
- Port of the week: pup.
- FreeBSD router take 2 (pt. 1): OPNsense ZFS-based installation.
Since DragonFly 6.x is a major number change, there’s no prebuilt packages that match that release number. As of this writing, the mirror master site shows 5.10 packages, which would work… if that was the next release. That’s where the number change trips it up. There should be new 6.x packages in the next few days. (Thanks to Jan Peter Vogt for the reminder)
This week’s BSD Now is more technical than usual, talking about a bunch of setup options. The title lead is an article about sandbox environments in different BSDs, though unfortunately vkernels are not covered.
The image should be at your nearest mirrors now.
The first RC for DragonFly 6.0 is branched. I don’t expect a need for a second one; this release has been a long time baking (look at the commit list!) and is pretty well refined.
I’ll be working on branching and releasing DragonFly 6.0 over the next while. We’re overdue for a release. Tentatively, I’ll branch tomorrow night, and start working on test images and release notes. The release will come in about a week, if there’s no surprises.
Some nice in-depth reading awaits you below.
- Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup. A filtered list rather than a Github document, finally. (via)
- The Magician’s Library. (via)
- The Cursed Computer Iceberg Meme. Many of these links I’ve had previously – or wish I had. This will eat some hours. (via many places)
- IF talks at Flights of Foundry, happening now.
- The history of UTF-8 as told by Rob Pike. (via)
- Wendy Carlos demonstrates her Moog Synthesizer in 1970. Linked for the lesson and for just looking at the equipment. (via)
- Related: The 40 greatest synth sounds of all time, No 40: Wendy Carlos – A Clockwork Orange. Kinda hard to see the rest of the series, but interesting to see what a synth lesson looks like now: screenshots. (via)
- The Overedge Catalog: New Types of Research Organizations.
- Mac Chimes of Death. The car crash was a crowd-pleaser. (via)
- Everything VPN Is New Again. (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1985: A Mind Forever Voyaging.
I linked to a story about Xenix, which might be a step too far.
- Bandwidth limiting on OpenBSD 6.8.
- Filtering TCP connections by operating system on OpenBSD.
- UFS Boot Environments for ARM.
- OpenBSD Adds Support for Coordinated Mars Time (MTC). Note date, but there are real issues too. (via)
- Dissecting the UNIX v6 Allocator. Pre-BSD, I guess. (via)
- A bit of XENIX history (2014). (via)
- LLDB support for fork(2) and vfork(2), part 3.
- Valuable News – 2021/04/11.
- FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE is out.
- My Dog’s Garage Runs OpenBSD. Nicely in-depth.
- pfSense Plus 21.02.2-RELEASE and pfSense CE 2.5.1-RELEASE Now Available.
- TrueNAS 12.0-U3 released; replaces the FreeNAS series.
- Michael Wl Lucas’s Penguicon 2021 schedule.
Along with the normal news summaries, the latest BSD Now offers a bounty to the first person implementing Coordinated Mars Time; a worthy idea.
There’s a new build of binary packages available, for both 5.8 and DragonFly-current.
ChiBUG will be meeting today at 6:30PM CST via Zoom. Go, even if you aren’t near.