Reduce, the “second oldest computer algebra system”, has been ported to DragonFly (and there’s work on other BSDs). The post about this has lots of links to more information; if you’re a Maple or Mathematica user, this will definitely interest you.
MAP_STACKStack Register Checking Committed to -current.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- Run OpenBSD on your web server. (via)
- Introduction to HardenedBSD World. (via)
- MirBSD Korn Shell on Jehanne. (via)
- Distributed Object Storage with Minio on FreeBSD. (via)
- Open vSwitch Overview.
- How to do math on the Linux command line. Or BSD.
- IKEV2 EAP User name/Password client on *BSD.
- Taylor Campbell, new to netbsd-core.
- [on sale] Bioware, FTL, System Shock, and more. (OpenBSD Gaming, though it may extend to other BSDs.)
- BSD Magazine wants article feedback.
- OpenBSD router/firewall?
BSDNow 242 has no interview and the normal wide range of topics: TrueOS, F-Stack, jails, SmartOS, and most interesting to me, open source business model development with iXSystems.
Totally last-minute summary, but I’m hitting every BSD category.
- Godot running on OpenBSD, though I didn’t know what Godot was.
- Finding what you’re looking for on Linux. BSD too. I link it because I always forget arguments to find(1).
- OPNsense 18.1.6 released.
- New M-Series storage devices from iXSystems.
- How to write ATF tests for NetBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 2 – Install. (via)
- Using FreeBSD Text Dumps. (via)
- Transparent network audio with mpd & sndiod. (via)
- Michael W. Lucas’s Penguicon 2018 Schedule. Several BSD presentations.
- pkg vs. underlying OS upgrades.
- The BSDCan 2018 schedule is posted.
This week’s BSDNow interviews Kevin Bowling of Greenlight Networks, plus lots of filesystem conversation.
I haven’t been able to say this in a while, but: I like cross-pollination.
As the title says, you can register for BSDCan 2018 now.
(Not leaving this for the weekend BSD summary cause I need to remind myself to plan for travel if possible.)
Losing power at home this week put a dent in my reading throughput, so to speak, but this will do.
- DragonFFI: FFI/JIT for the C language using Clang/LLVM. Not actually related to DragonFly or really BSD, but I like the synchronicity. (via)
- Simplifying Linux with … fish? Or BSD.
- New BSDMag issue – with a feature on OpenBSD Gaming. (via)
- Tarsnap pricing change.
- BSDCan 2018 schedule is up. Some people from my employer are going; I may too.
- DIY Hardware firewall on OpenBSD.
- OpenBSD 6.3 Released.
- Untangle vs pfSense.
- Nextcloud 13 on FreeBSD. (via)
- 32+ great indie games now playable on -current; 7 currently on sale! Rogue Legacy is fun, though I’ve only played the Windows version, not on any BSD.
- TrueNAS 11.1 – What’s New.
This week’s BSDNow has an intriguing title, and the show covers a number of hardware and software changes – no interview.
So, you may have noticed that author Michael W. Lucas has been releasing regular books in his “Mastery” series, focusing on various tools. I like linking to his work because he writes inclusively about BSD, even when it isn’t the topic of the book.
He’s on his 13th Mastery book, and it’s April 1st, April Fools Day. Anyone who knows his sense of humor might suspect he would take advantage of this confluence of minor events. He did: he wrote “ed Mastery“.
ed(1), for those unfamiliar, is a text editor that doesn’t show you what you are working on – it was written more than 4 decades ago when you didn’t have a computer screen – just a printer. It’s a limitation that is positively difficult to duplicate today.
It was present in the very first release of UNIX from AT&T – the operating system was written using it! This does, at first, seem like a bit of a joke – people usually only claim to use ed when they want to show how they triumphed over adversity.
This being a book in the Mastery series, however, means that Lucas explores how to use the tool in-depth. His tongue is firmly planted in cheek, meaning he is taking this seriously and not seriously at the same time. The odd thing is that since this is the proto-editor that stands behind sed, vi, nvi, vim, and sorta emacs, a lot of the movement and control commands apply to everything. The regular expressions here are the model all the following editors stick to, by and large.
It’s humor, and the book knows it’s humorous both in topic and content. But it actually works as an explanation of how to work through ed to accomplish goals. I can’t imagine it’s easy to get into a situation where ed would be your only option… but I can see how the tools for shifting data around or automating text changes come right out of these processes.
It’s available now, through the usual sources and DRM-free from the author.
(Obligatory disclosure: Lucas sent me an electronic copy of the book and asked me to talk about it on April Fool’s Day, if I wanted to. I am bad at payola.)
Happy Almost Fool’s Easter Day! I have to be at work in a few hours, at 3 AM, so this is all I was able to find in the time I have.
- Re: door opening sensor HW for OpenBSD? (via)
- Userland PCI drivers. NetBSD. (via)
- A nice note about OpenBSD right on the Void Linux page. (see lower left.)
- 40 years BSD Mail – 1978-03-25 – 2018-03-25. (via)
- A Note on SYSVIPC and Jails on FreeBSD. (via)
- Boosting the NetBSD release handling. (via)
- How does DragonflyBSD compare to FreeBSD?
- OpenBSD 6.3 Retro Gaming Station with a microsoft sidewinder gamepad pro. Works great!
- Handling of daemon/gid/uid in application.
- The February 2018 iXSystems newsletter.
- Introduction to email (pt. 1): Email basics.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 1 – Simplified Boot.
- What’s a good BSD to start out with?
BSDNow 239 does not have an interview, but it does talk about using OpenBSD to prevent unwanted traffic out to the internet, plus a ‘poetic license’.
Jim Keenan is speaking tomorrow at the NYC Perlmongers meeting about testing on non-Linux platforms. i.e. BSD. Go, if you are near.
One of these links is a warning, but you won’t know until it’s too late.
- OPNSense 18.1.5 released.
- Happy 25th birthday NetBSD!
- NetBSD 7.1.2 out.
- Gaming on DFly.
- ed(1) is Turing-Complete. (via)
- Email Configuration for plan9 Acme on OpenBSD. (via)
- Dolch PAC 64.
- “SSH Mastery, 2nd ed” in hardcover.
- An Introduction to Jails and Jail Networking. (via)
- SCaLE 16x: Open is Still the Answer.
- BSDCan 2018 – selected talks. needs more DragonFly
This week’s BSDNow includes an interview with Ryan Zezeski of Illumos, plus lots of other topics, including more on NomadBSD and Lumina.
Late, odd-day post cause it wasn’t up like normal on Thursday: BSDNow 237 has no interview but a number of recent news items, including details on the Pale Moon / OpenBSD port issues that I was not aware of until now.
The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.
- The next major release of pfSense is going to be significantly different. (other info)
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource,
- PkgsrcCon 2018. (via)
- What is your experience with Dragonfly as a user desktop?
- speaking at mug.org 10 April 2018.
- FreeBSD to be Featured at SCaLE 16x.
- 8 months with TrueOS. (via)
- This Tuesday at SemiBUG: QubeOS vs OpenBSD.
- NetBSD Spectre/Meltdown summary. (via)
- Not merging stuff from FreeBSD-HEAD into production branches, or “hey FreeBSD-HEAD should just be production”
- Quickly build and test applications across different BSD kernels with tonixxx.
- *BSD projects and Google Summer of Code.
- Broadcom 43xx 1.0 driver for MBP mid 2014.
- OPNsense 18.1.4 released.
It’s a week for good quotes to pull from linked stories.
- Interview with MidnightBSD Founder and Lead Dev Lucas Holt. (via)
- Meltdown-mitigation syspatch/errata now available. For OpenBSD.
- a2k18 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on dhclient and more.
- John Carmack on OpenBSD, C++ & machine learning. “Linux is a lot of things, but cohesive isn’t one of them.” (via)
- A Year Away From Mac OS. “It turns out that when a huge portion of your system is open source your perspective changes.” (via)
- Found in comments in previous link’s source: OpenBSD game report on gog.com. I’ve wanted a BSD gaming site for years; I don’t have the time to do that too.
- Also found, a Reddit OpenBSD gaming group.
- OpenBSD vmm/vmd Update. (via)
- OPNsense 18.1.3 released.
- How do the different BSDs differ with regards to jails?
- AsiaBSDCon 2018 poster. (via)
- Sndio: a small audio and MIDI framework part of the OpenBSD project. (via)
- syspatches will be provided for both supported releases.
- Stack-register Checking.
- A week of NetBSD #1.
BSDNow 236 has a very eclectic range of items this week, including talk about pledge, cd, Bitcoin, Lua, Salt, SMTP, and so on. No interview, but I’m not sure how you’d even fit that in.