BSD author Michael W. Lucas is talking at the Troy Public Library (Michigan, not New York) tonight, about his nonfiction writing. Go, if you like his books and/or if you are thinking about technical writing for yourself. He has another appearance coming up on March 11th.
Reminder: the 2017 FreeBSD Storage Summit is tomorrow.
I measure the success of In Other BSDs by how many different BSD flavors I can reference. This is a good week.
- Was thinking of switching to a BSD on my Thinkpad 11e, do you think this is a good idea?
- Adblock on Pfsense
- pfSense 2.3.3 RELEASE Now Available!
- Review of RaspBSD (FreeBSD for Raspberry Pi computers)
- NetBSD fully reproducible builds (via)
- mandoc-1.14.1 released.
- OpenBSD kernel lock removal for IPv4 forwarding. (via #dragonflybsd)
- OPNsense 17.1.2 released.
- OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising.
- What happened to my vlan? (OpenBSD network performance, via)
- GhostBSD version 11 Alpha 1.
- NetBSD at the upcoming AsiaBSDCon 2017.
- Now available: video recording of the recent “OS : The underlying overhead of computation” presentation at NYCBUG. (via)
- Options to rid ourselves of MS Windows “servers”.
- Easy pkgsrc on macOS with pkg_comp 2.0.
- NetBSD 7.1_RC2 available.
- The Heirloom Project. Chunks of that code are probably still present in all the BSDs. (via)
- features are faults redux. Pseudo-transcript of a tedu speech not exactly about OpenBSD, but has plenty of funny one-liners.
- “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k” I don’t 100% agree with the idea, but it’s still a good plan.
This week’s BSDNow runs across a wide range of topics, so it’s worth browsing through. There’s no interview this week, but there is a report on an interview, if that’s meta enough for you.
If you are anywhere near KnoxBUG’s meeting place (mid-Tennessee, US), Joe Maloney will be presenting on OpenRC and TrueOS, tomorrow night. See the link for address and times.
Lots of storage this week.
- OpenBSD as a Multimedia Desktop
- Firefox 51 on sparc64 – we did not hit the wall yet (via)
- Current health of the BSD Certification Group?
- When did tar start auto-assuming -z? Mild GNU vs. BSD argument.
- Introducing pkg_comp 2.0 (and sandboxctl 1.0)
- FreeNAS/OpenZFS training.
- Michael W. Lucas at the Troy Public Library. Talking about his nonfiction writing.
- 2017 FreeBSD Storage Summit, coming up in 9 days. I’ll post a reminder. (via)
- Related: TrueNAS does S3.
- FreeBSD 12 Looking At Dropping SVR4 Binary Compatibility. Would anyone notice? (via)
- Choose as a contributor: FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, or other BSD
- Using device.hints to wire physical devices to specific names.
This week’s BSDNow has notes about the FOSDEM BSD Devroom, and a triple-shot of Brian Cantrill – all three interviews with him. If you’ve been watching BSDNow for a very long time, you may have seen one or several of them, but this is one long replay of all the interviews of an opinionated and lively speaker. (The first interview’s original episode is titled “Ubuntu Slaughters Kittens” for a reason.)
Rimvydas Jasinskas posted an extended description of what’s happening with dports. There’s a significant xorg reformatting coming in ports, which is going to be absorbed into dports, but it may take some time. There’s also an odd loss of commit rights for John Marino, who commits (frequently!) to both DragonFly and FreeBSD. (His followup) This all translates to some upcoming transition time for dports to accommodate these changes.
Note that if you are using dports binaries, especially on DragonFly 4.6 release, this won’t really affect you; the way dports is set up, binary sets always work. It is interesting to hear about future work, in any case.
A lot of the real content this week is buried in the comments, strangely.
- My BSD sucks less than yours. (via)
- I’m sort of a noob, so should I learn BSD or just go with Linux?
- Networkmgr: a FreeBSD/GhostBSD network connection manager. (via)
- a2k17 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot.
- openbsd changes of note 6
- Conclusions from the recent NYCBUG talk.
- Also, rump kernels, the free book, linked from previous.
- Need some help with simple PFSense OpenVPN routing
- pfSense discussion. Comments to note there.
- OPNsense 17.1.1 released.
- BSDploy, linked in comments on the Digest earlier this week, but the source link here has some interesting history, including that rsync.net came from the first VPS provider, which was… jails!
You’ll have to listen to understand how this 7 minutes of news summary was put together.
Note the end this week of pc98, the most focused of niche platforms.
- The trouble with FreeBSD. Gets a lot wrong, though.
- Found this sitting on my dusty bookshelf.
- Video editing and the FreeNAS Mini.
- a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port
- Goodbye FreeBSD/pc98 (via)
- OpenBSD wallpaper.
- Lessons learnt from adding OpenBSD/x86_64 support to pkgsrc
- OPNSense 17.1 released.
- New BSD Magazine issue
Reminder: “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“is happening tomorrow night with NYCBSD. Go if you can.
There will be pizza pie, and Raspberry Pi, for installing BSD, at the next KnoxBUG meeting, tomorrow, for those near Tennessee.
Note that it was originally scheduled for Tuesday and had to be moved up a night because of a conflict – so your schedule has changed even if you were already planning to go.
Done all at the last minute.
- Courses 6 to 9 of DevOps with Chef and FreeBSD are out.
- Ansible and pfSense. (via)
- “OS : The underlying overhead of computation“, an upcoming talk at NYCBSD. Note that it’s on Feb 1, not March 1 as originally posted. I’ll post a reminder.
- a2k17 hackathon reports: Martin Pieuchot, Kenneth Westerback, Bob Beck.
- “Noob user – want to install a UNIX OS. Help a bit?“
- Michael W. Lucas will be talking at Kansas LinuxFest 2017 – in May.
- NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support (via)
- “I want to jump in, but would love some hardware advice.“
- OPNsense 16.7.14 released – last in the 16.* series, I think.
- TrueNAS now has a (BSD) Cinder driver for OpenStack.
- IPv6 on FreeBSD/EC2.
- Improving TrueOS: OpenRC. (via)
- “Where is your tech passion?” If you never complete the exercise, that tells you something too.
This week’s BSDNow episode is all over the map this week, talking about Unix philosophy (that’s where the silence part comes in), tmux, and even Minecraft.
Accidental theme this week: books.
- 11n support for athn(4) (via)
- Relayd auction results
- As a Nefarious Media Agent…
- Sponsorships on “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” available
- Understanding the modernization of the OpenBSD network stack, part 2: A story of if_get(9)
- Thinking about switching from Linux to BSD for my everyday computer, and have a few questions.
- Errata SECURITY FIX: January 5, 2017 (for LibreSSL)
- FreeBSD UEFI Root on ZFS and Windows Dual Boot
- Differences in pf between OpenBSD and FreeBSD?
- BSDCan 2017 is in June – the Call for Papers is up, along with submission guidelines. (via)
- OPNsense 17.1-RC1 released
- pkgsrc-2016Q4 released
- OpenBSD on Vultr. I’ve mentioned it being possible before, but this is an official announcement – it’s a supported platform. Spend your dollars there to encourage this. (thanks, Jeremiah Ford)
- “Any good recent books?” You all know about these, right? I’ve mentioned them enough?
BSDNow’s episode of the week has a number of Raspberry Pi-specific items, plus a discussion of iocage which I was not familiar with.
SemiBUG has a meeting tomorrow, and Craig Maloney will be talking about Ansible. Patrick McEvoy may be streaming the proceeds, too. Are you near Detroit? Then go!