I don’t know how I ended up with 3 pfSense items to lead with – it just happened.
It’s been a very slow news week, but at least there’s a new BSDNow episode: The Fresh BSD Experience. There’s an interview with the FreeBSD Foundation intern, Drew Gurkowski, and a lot of ARM news.
For once, I’m not working on Saturday, so even though this is last minute, at least I’m not in a race with the clock.
BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.
The Lumina release is the highlight of the week.
It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.
Because this always happens just after I create a DragonFly release, there’s a new version of OpenSSL. However, this is for version 1.0.2. 1.0.1 is what’s in the release, and it’s supported through the end of the year.
OpenSSH has a major version bump in DragonFly, to 7.3p1. This means some features – specifically patches for High Performance Networking – are no longer there, and you’ll get an error if your config file requires them. Either remove the options from your config, or install OpenSSH from dports.
Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.
It’s Thursday, so that means BSDNow 153, with a title inspired by the lead news item, “my int is too big”. (No, not spoon, int.) No interview this week, but lots of links.
After some testing of different ways to pre-zero out memory pages, Matthew Dillon came to the conclusion: page zeroing doesn’t matter any more. The idea dates all the way back to CSRG, and he’s removed it from DragonFly.
If you are near New York City, NYCBUG’s InstallFest is happening just before 7 PM Wednesday at the usual Stone Creek bar meeting location. Go, see what strange hardware turns up.
I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week. Don’t get overwhelmed!
Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:
Recently published: BSDNow 152, “The Laporte has landed!“, with an interview of Leo Laporte and his move to BSD, and also garbage, with some OpenBSD release conversation scattered in there.
Adding a new “BUG” category, cause there’s enough ongoing BSD user group activity these days that it’s a reoccurring theme. That makes me happy.
Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.
HOPE starts today in New York City, and if you are going, there’s at least one BSD presence at the show that could use volunteers.
Fuzzing sounds cute, but it’s about finding security problems, not checking for adorable guinea pigs or llamas or something like that. It’s also episode 151 of BSDNow. It looks like there’s no specific interview this week, but plenty of interesting topics and links listed.
Among other things, garbage brings up joshua stein’s desire to form a BSD user group near Chicago – contact him if you’re near.
BSDNow has reached their I think semicentennial episode, “Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life“. For this episode, they interview Jim Brown about BSD Certification and his FreeBSD-running sprinkler system, plus more news.
I was on the road all this week, so this doesn’t range as far as usual. I’ll be charging through my RSS feed backlog over the next few days.
Lots of user group items this week.
I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time. They have shirts coming in now!
This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots. Yep, robots. There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.
I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage: Pirates of the Corebootean.
A good amount of user group material this week.
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm. They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here. Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too.
BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD. There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.
(Posting earlier than the usual ‘In Other BSDs’ content, because it’s happening tomorrow.)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow, June 15 at 18:45 Eastern time. It’ll be at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The speaker is Shawn Webb, and he’ll be talking about his HardenedBSD work in “Adventures in HardenedBSD”.
I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.
Friday’s garbage podcast is up, this one being number 29. It’s a one-man show this week, but you get to hear about joshua’s experience booting OpenBSD on an HP Chromebook 13.
The South East Linux Fest is starting tomorrow, and there will be a BSD presence (booth and talks) there – PC-BSD. Stop by if you are the Charlotte, NC area.
(I’d normally save this for In Other BSDs but the event would be half-done by then.)
BSDNow 145 has, along with a number of BSD links, an interview with Benno Rice. Rice works at Isilon/EMC which uses FreeBSD as their underlying storage platform.
I managed to not post about BSDNow (144: The PF Life) or garbage (running with scissors for a while) last week, so I’m posting them now. That’s about 2 hours of BSD-ish conversation for you to listen to before this week’s episodes roll out.
Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.
It’s a Solaris episode – or to be exact, SunOS, on BSDTalk this week. Sun used to be BSD, up to version 4.1.4, and this is 17 minutes of talk about that version.
The garbage podcast is out, and it’s covering OpenBSD, iOS, and Android topics, or at least that’s what I guess from the summary, cause I’m still at work.
BSDNow 143 has the usual roundup of news, plus a conversation with Matthew Macy about graphics improvements in FreeBSD.
We need DragonFly people interviewed, since DragonFly graphics improvements have been leading the pack, so to speak. I’m linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting site again since I don’t see this episode up on the BSDNow site yet.
A reminder: Dru Lavigne is talking at KnoxBUG tomorrow (the 26th) at 6 PM. I’ve met Dru and she’s a good speaker with a wide range of experience – catch it if you are anywhere near.
Summer convention season is coming; start scheduling!
BSDNow 142 is out. You might think the title is about Perl, the language, on BSD, but it’s because there’s an interview with FreeBSD developer Alfred Perlstein. I’m sure he gets that a lot. Among the other news on the episode is a note about ordering BSDNow shirts: do it today because it’s the last day they will be available! Also, you can order now and pick it up at BSDCan if you’re going to be there.
(I’m linking to the jupiterbroadcasting site because the bsdnow.tv site isn’t updated as of this writing.)
The May issue of BSD Magazine is available now. There’s articles on ZFS, OpenBSD’s arc4random, an interview of Fernando Rodríguez of KeepCoding, and more. It’s a free PDF download if you didn’t know.
The SemiBUG presentation with Ike Levy speaking is tonight – go if you can!
Some DragonFly links are sneaking in here just to get them cleared out.
- May 17th: Ike Levy speaks at SemiBUG. Go if you are anywhere near; Ike’s a good speaker and passionate about BSD.
- Speaking of scheduling: BSDCan 2016 is less than a month away.
- Why OpenBSD Is Important to Me. (via)
- BSD Unix: Power to the people, from the code. (via)
- FreeBSD PowerPC 32bit pkg repository (unofficial). ~19,500 packages, more to come. (via)
- As a Linux user, where should I start with experimenting with BSD?
- DragonFly i915 driver updated to Linux 4.3. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/05/09.
- Cons of staying on an old -RELEASE version ?
- More p2k16: ajacoutot@ on Gnome, rc and rcctl improvements, krw@ on pdisk, softraid and more.
- SROP mitigation committed. (OpenBSD)
- The 50th Quarterly pkgsrc Release, pkgsrc-2016Q1. Also, stats.
- Thomas Levine’s notes from the recent NYCBUG presentation on Urchin.
- NetBSD on the Sega Dreamcast, presented on a Dreamcast.
- How BSD was built, and how it lost the lead to Linux.
- Running Tor in a NetBSD rump unikernel. (via)
- Running FreeBSD / OpenBSD / NetBSD as a virtualised guest on Online.net.
- Meet Joe Maloney – Lead System Architect for PC-BSD. I like the transition from volunteer to employee.
- LinuxFest Northwest 2016: The Devil in the Details: Switching to BSD from Linux. Apparently one of the most popular videos.
I haven’t listened to it because I’m at work, but garbage episode 26 is up, along with news of shirts and stickers.
I took some liberty with the spelling of the title, but it’s more accurate that way: The newest episode of BSDNow has a roundup of BSD news (some of which is pretty major) and an interview of Ike Levy, AKA ‘the guy at NYCBSDCon who showed me how useful pfSense could be’. Ike is speaking at a SemiBUG meeting on the 17th, too, which I’ll post about.
Episode 25 of Garbage went up yesterday and I forgot to check for it, so I’m linking to it now. Among other things, they mention Garbage merchandise. I’d pay for a shirt that pointed out most technology is garbage, to take it from the page.
This week’s BSDNow is the normal news roundup, plus an interview of Samy Al Bahra, about ‘backtrace‘.
I’m talking multiple times a week about BSD-themed podcasts/video/whatever these days. This is great! 5-6 years ago I was probably the only BSD source posting more than weekly.
NYCBUG is meeting tonight, and Thomas Levine will be there to talk about Urchin, a shell-based test framework. The announcement also has future meeting/speaker dates noted.
BSDTalk 264 is out, and rather than an interview, it talks about a topic I’ve always enjoyed: Gopher, including ways to access Gopher resources even now.
I think I manage to link at least one story for every BSD type this week, or close to it.
The garbage podcast for this week is up, with discussion of OpenBSD and TRIM, and, well, a very wide range of topics, going by the summary.
This week’s BSDNow has some news catchup, since they’ve been on the road, and an interview with Brooks Davis of FreeBSD-on-Cheri. (CheriBSD?)
Not older people that use DragonFly, but people of any age using an older release of DragonFly: Bezitopo is Pierre Abbat’s topographical program, and he needs testers on versions 4.4 of DragonFly or before. Please give his open-source program a run if you are on the appropriate versions. Trying other BSDs, even though not requested, can’t hurt.
Posting it now, because it’ll be too late by this weekend’s In Other BSDs: The inaugural meeting of KnoxBUG is tomorrow night. That’s Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. The speaker is Kris Moore, of PC-BSD. The website has directions.
I apologize for ending with a question.
Garbage 23 is up cause it’s Friday and the content is initially summarized like this: “Brandon tries not to use Google for a week”. It’s apparently not that bad?
BSDNow 138, “Rushing into BSD”, has an interview with Benedict Reuschling, about the FreeBSD Foundation and Europe. There’s the usual news roundup, plus some notes about upcoming conventions.
I’d save this for an In Other BSDs note, but that’s a whole week away: FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS is published, available in electronic and printed editions. I suspect this would be interesting to non-BSD users, too.
This is one of those weeks where a bunch of release all tumble together by chance.
Garbage number 22 is out, and talks about a number of things, including NVMe support in OpenBSD, programming in Go, and ‘reader-submitted issues’.
No interview this week on BSDNow because of travel, but there’s still an episode, complete with news and an unboxing video of a new BSD product. I’m linking to a slightly different location because it’s not up on the normal site as of this writing.
Tomohiro Kusumi would like to port Hammer (1) to FreeBSD, as noted in this bug discussion. It’s not even begun to happen, but if you can contribute, please do.
This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.
The GNN in the title is George Neville-Neil, interviewed on BSDNow 136 about the TeachBSD project, plus the usual collection of recent BSD news. The show title comes from this station advert.
Posting now so people have warning: NYCBUG’s monthly meeting is tomorrow, April 6th, and has John Wolfe presenting “Debugging with LLVM”. Note that the meeting announcement I just linked has the NYCBUG schedule and speakers for the rest of the calendar year. Surely you can make one of them?
I’m a bit short this week, but I’ve been on the road and unable to click around as much as I’d like.
The 20th garbage episode, justing by the summary, talks a lot about the new OpenBSD 5.9 release and other BSD-related matters.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview with Michael W. Lucas, BSD author. He often speaks at events, so it should be an enjoyable talk.
Normally I would save this for a “In Other BSDs” weekend edition, but it would be too late: if you want to get in on a book sponsorship for Michael W. Lucas’s next FreeBSD Mastery book, you have only a few days left to join in. His last book sponsorship worked out perfectly, timing-wise.
By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours.
This week’s garbage podcast is up, to go with the BSDTalk interview, and they’ve made it to 20 episodes. There’s a section at the end about cross-pollination (my favorite BSD term) which I have not been able to listen to yet, but I’m curious.
It’s zero-indexed, if that made you confused for a second.
Update: I listened, and the cross-pollination conversation matches my impressions too. Decentralized leadership is a cause, I think.
BSDTalk 263 has a 17 minute interview with joshua stein and Brandon Mercer, who create the at-least-partially-BSD-themed garbage.fm podcast. It’s a podcast about podcasters!
BSDNow 134 is out, with a news roundup and an interview of Mark Felder, talking about FreeBSD ports.
(Which may extend to DragonFly, indirectly, through dports; I haven’t listened yet.)
unzip has been added to DragonFly, making it present in every BSD but I think OpenBSD.