Jeremy C. Reed posted to users@ a note explaining that the BSD Certification Group has published its Usage Survey Report (k PDF).
Some interesting things in the survey results – there were over 100 respondents using DragonFly in their work area, which is much more than I expected. Some of the “smaller” BSDs linked are interesting, too, as I had never heard of things like “Frenzy“, “S-Core“, or “MOS“. Also, there are a number of good anecdotes that were written in as responses in the survey.
The BSD Certification website seems to have had a nice makeover, too.
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Matthew Dillon is planning some major work on the routing of interrupts; if you are running the latest code, report any new breakages to bugs@, please.
DragonFly’s been under heavy development for some time, with large under-the-hood changes going on. However, thing seem to be proceeding at a stable pace.
Michael Lucas’s ongoing miniseries on network statistic collecting (neater than it sounds) has another installment up at OnLAMP.com‘s Big Scary Daemons.
Seen on hubertf’s blog: the Google Summer of Code official results page. There’s a metric buttload of BSD projects in there.
gobsd.com has the source code for various major BSDs at gobsd.com/code. It’s apparent;y been there for a while, but only recently reactivated.
UnixReview.com seems to have recovered from last week’s Linuxgasm and has several good articles up: a book review of “php|architectâ€™s Guide to PHP Security“, “Regular Expressions: Getting Started with SCons” (a
make replacement), and the Perl-oriented “Common Network Protocols“.
Adrian Nida has put together a new version of Andrew Atren’s atheros wireless driver; it’s worked for him on DragonFly 1.3.6, so far. I don’t know why this isn’t included in the DragonFly system yet.
If you’re running Preview or Development versions of DragonFly (1.3.x), David Rhodus has uploaded a new pkgsrc binary set, with over 3,200 packages built for DragonFly.
Matthew Dillon has added two new warnings in an effort to catch a mysterious DragonFly and FreeBSD bug.
drhodus’s blog on GoBSD.com now describes a problem with the “
lost+found” directory created during a
Peter Schuller has a nice writeup (and addendum) explaining the capabilities of pkgmanager, an new utility for handling pkgsrc installation.
OpenOffice, which has been around for 5 years now, just released version 2.0. Wow, the web site is pretty.
OnLamp.com has an interview up now of some OpenBSD developers, talking about the about-to-be-released OpenBSD version 3.8.
drhodus’s blog on GoBSD.com mentions a strange panic found on DragonFly and FreeBSD systems that has so far been unsolvable.
For those of you using PF, there’s a tutorial by Peter Hansteen (OpenBSD-centric, but still applies) that was recently updated. (thanks, BSDForums)
Joerg Sonnenberger has a new version of the iwi(4) (Intel Wireless miniPCI adapters) driver, available for testing. Assuming no problems, it will be committed.
Apparently the OpenBSD fdisk is much nicer than the one we have inherited from FreeBSD – anyone want to import it?
UnixReview.com has a review of a game for learning music, called GNU Solfege. The rest of the articles for the week are all Linuxy.