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.
This time, this was all last-minute.
Garbage 18 is out, and talks about the hardware in the title – and also goes into tethering between Android and OpenBSD, which I am sure someone will find immediately useful.
BSDNow 133 is a recap of everything seen and done at the just-concluded AsiaBSDCon 2016. In addition, there’s a conversation with Brad Davis about packaging FreeBSD’s base system. (there’s been talks about this before.)
(I know AsiaBSDCon 2016 was streamed; was the video made available?)
I’m actually a few days late pointing at this, as it came out a few days ago. Anyway, the most-recent-at-this-point Garbage podcast is out, talking about VAX going away, and ends with a good note about donations, and how just giving your pocket change helps.
If you’re somewhere around Michigan tomorrow around 7 PM, Michael W. Lucas is presenting at the SEMIBUG meeting, on FreeBSD filesystems. See the group site for location.
Has anyone been watching the AsiaBSDCon video? I have not been awake/unbusy at the right times.
BSDNow 132 is up, titled “Scaling up with BSD“, with an interview of host Allan Jude about ScaleEngine, plus a bunch of news links. There isn’t the usual longer writing because they are currently at AsiaBSDCon, and I saw that there are streaming links for the events there. Look at the schedule, watch, and I hope there’s saved video too.
I hope you have some time for reading this week.
Garbage 16 is out, with OpenBSD news and general tech talk. There’s apparently progress on Raspberry Pi 3 support.
(Podcasts tend to be timely, and time-dependent, so I’m not saving this for the weekend In Other BSDs)
BSDNow 131 is out, and has an interview of Jamie McParland, on I assume the topic of BSD in school environments, guessing by the title and guest’s email address. It has the normal summary of news items, including explanations of load average I think many people would find useful.
I almost missed this: There’s a NYCBUG meeting tonight, at 6:45 PM, at the Stone Creek Bar and Lounge in New York City. The presentation will be from Raul Cuza, titled “BSD init(8) and rc(8): Room for Improvement?“. I imagine there will be an opportunity to complain about systemd’s very existence, at this meeting.
Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.
Normally I’m just linking to BSDNow, but there’s even more BSD-themed media coming up today: BSDNow 130 is out, titled “Store all the Things“, with an extended summary of the recent Storage Summit.
Garbage episode 15 is out, titled “Compressing with Broccoli“. It notes a lack of activity for Bitrig – I still see commits happening, though.
Keep an eye out for BSD user group meetings in your area – just because I didn’t note it doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
BSDTalk 262 is available, talking with Tex Andrews for 23 minutes about LightZone, “open source digital darkroom software”.
BSDNow 129 is available. Along with the normal news summary, it has an interview with John Marino, the fellow behind DragonFly’s dports system, and author of recently-noted-here synth, which has reached version 1.0.
Several book links this week.
Thing I should link more regularly: Garbage, a podcast that isn’t specifically about BSD but happens to cover it a lot. I linked to it when it was starting, but didn’t catch new episodes (fixed by finding the RSS feed). There’s been a bunch since then, so you have plenty of listening material now.
It would help with Burp, which is being ported to a number of BSDs.
BSDNow 128 has an interview of Nick Wolff, the usual roundup of news items, and I’m sure something that matches the title of the episode, but I haven’t listened to it yet.
Rimvydas Jasinskas has consolidated/restored/updated a large number of papers into share/doc on DragonFly. I’m not going to link to his large number of commits, but instead point you at the directory where they all went. There’s a number of design documents in there that date back to 4.4BSD and beyond (and some much newer), which may interest or educate you. Of special note: The Guide to the Dungeons of Doom, for rogue, or the KAME IPv6 implementation notes.
These probably apply cross-BSD, but in this case, it’s DragonFly tips for printing with CUPS.
Once again, I’m a bit late posting about BSDNow; blame my classes. BSDNow episode 127 is up, with Willem Toorop as the interview subject, talking about getdns, with a link to his vBSDCon presentation.
The slides from yesterday’s shell-fu presentation at NYCBUG have been posted.
NYCBUG is having a presentation tomorrow, February 3rd, 18:45, Stone Creek Bar & Lounge at 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The presenter will be Isaac Levy and the title is “shell-fu”. .ike is an energetic speaker and it’s worth your time if you are near enough.
BSDTalk 261 is up, and it’s a half-hour conversation with Kris Moore about jails, system management, and other I assume PC-BSD features.
AsiaBSDCon 2016 is happening in Tokyo, March 10-13. Registration for it opens today. The registration page isn’t up as I post this, but I assume very soon. (via)
Another week with plenty of links.
BSDNow 126 has an interview with Ken Moore and Kris Moore of PC-BSD, along with the usual news roundup. There’s a DragonFly mention in the “open source work helps your career” news item that I did not know about but am happy to see.
I’m always happy when I can compile news for at least 4+ different BSDs at once.
This week’s BSDNow has an interview of John Baldwin, with a focus on running a DevSummit.
(linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting page cause the bsdnow.tv site isn’t updated as of this typing.)
DMA, the DragonFly Mail Agent, is available in dports and FreeBSD ports, and is now available for NetBSD through pkgsrc-wip. (Thanks, Christian Koch)
There’s a lot of convention links this week, which is mostly an accident. If any of them are near you, go! BSD conventions are always fun, in my experience.
I almost missed it again! BSDNow 124 is up, with an interview of Igor Sysoev about nginx, plus the normal roundup.
I had so many tabs open of things to post that I lost some until the last minute.
This week’s BSDNow episode has an interview with Josh Paetzel about ZFS, and lots of end-of-year/start-of-new-year prognostication.
A reminder: NYCBUG is having an installfest tomorrow night, at 6:45 PM, at Stone Creek. Even if you’ve already installed a BSD on every bit of hardware you have, it’s still a good time.
That first link is important. DragonFly, as a project, hasn’t had issues like that yet, but that’s more a side effect of it being a smaller project rather than anything else.
I missed posting this before: A new episode of BSDNow, with new items plus an interview with Alex Rosenberg, “Former Manager of Platform Architecture at Sony”. I assume that means Sony has or had a significant BSD installation, which I totally did not know about.
Even though DragonFly is not incorporated as a non-profit, there’s been a rash of unsolicited donations in the last few weeks, all of which are appreciated. For end-of-year – or start-of-new-year donations – there’s also the 501(c)3 organizations behind FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, too.
There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?
Christmas doesn’t stop BSDNow from happening, and this week – along with the normal news summary – has an interview with Trent Thompson about virtualization on FreeBSD. Specifically, iohyve, the new management system.
(Linking directly to the broadcast site instead of the page with the full summary on the BSDNow site, because that summary page isn’t up as of me posting this.)