Category: BSD

BSDNow 139: Cheri-picking BSD


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?)

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Old DragonFly users, please test


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.

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First KnoxBUG meeting tomorrow night


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/23


I apologize for ending with a question.

garbage[23]: High-availability real-time clustering dealy


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?

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BSDNow 138: Rushing into BSD


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.

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FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS out


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/16


This is one of those weeks where a bunch of release all tumble together by chance.

garbage 22: potential


Garbage number 22 is out, and talks about a number of things, including NVMe support in OpenBSD, programming in Go, and ‘reader-submitted issues’.

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BSDNow 137: FreeNAS Mini XL


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.

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Hammer and FreeBSD


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/09


Back to the normal rotation; not done early, not done late.

 

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garbage[21]: Much ado about nothing


This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.

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BSDNow 136: This is GNN


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.

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NYCBUG meeting April 6th


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?

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In Other BSDs for 2016/04/02


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.

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garbage[20]: OpenBSD 5.9


The 20th garbage episode, justing by the summary, talks a lot about the new OpenBSD 5.9 release and other BSD-related matters.

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BSDNow 135: Speciality MWL


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.

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Book sponsorships ending soon


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/26


By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours.

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garbage[19]: sched_yield


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.

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BSDTalk 263: Stein, Mercer, garbage


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!

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BSDNow 134: Marking up the Ports tree


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.)

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unzip here, too


unzip has been added to DragonFly, making it present in every BSD but I think OpenBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/19


This time, this was all last-minute.

 

garbage[18]: Pixel C, Raspberry Pi 3


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: The Tokyo Debrief


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?)

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garbage[17]: A moment of silence for VAX


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.

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SEMIBUG meeting tomorrow


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/12


Has anyone been watching the AsiaBSDCon video?  I have not been awake/unbusy at the right times.

 

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BSDNow 132 and also AsiaBSDCon


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/03/05


I hope you have some time for reading this week.

garbage[16]: You guys got it wrong, your algorithms suck


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)

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BSDNow 131: BSD Behind the Chalkboard


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.

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NYCBUG tonight: BSD init(8) and rc(8)


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/02/27


Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.

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BSDNow 130 and Garbage 15 podcasts


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/02/20


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.

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bsdtalk262 – LightZone with Tex Andrews


BSDTalk 262 is available, talking with Tex Andrews for 23 minutes about LightZone, “open source digital darkroom software”.

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BSDNow 129: Synthesize all the Things!


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/02/13


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.

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Anyone want to add some extattr functions?


It would help with Burp, which is being ported to a number of BSDs.

BSDNow 128: The State of BSD


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.

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Whole lotta reading


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.

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Printing tips


These probably apply cross-BSD, but in this case, it’s DragonFly tips for printing with CUPS.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/02/06


Lots and lots this week!

 

 

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BSDNow 127: DNS, Black Holes & Willem


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.

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NYCBUG yesterday: shell-fu


The slides from yesterday’s shell-fu presentation at NYCBUG have been posted.

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NYCBUG tomorrow: shell-fu


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.

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BSDTalk261 – Jails and System Management


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.

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AsiaBSDCon 2016 registration open


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)

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/30


Another week with plenty of links.

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BSDNow 126: Illuminating the future on PC-BSD


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/23


I’m always happy when I can compile news for at least 4+ different BSDs at once.

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BSDNow 125: DevSummits, Core and the Baldwin


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.)

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DMA spreads


DMA, the DragonFly Mail Agent, is available in dports and FreeBSD ports, and is now available for NetBSD through pkgsrc-wip.  (Thanks, Christian Koch)

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/16


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.

 

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BSDNow 124: Get your engine(x) started!


I almost missed it again!  BSDNow 124 is up, with an interview of Igor Sysoev about nginx, plus the normal roundup.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/09


I had so many tabs open of things to post that I lost some until the last minute.

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BSDNow 123: ZFS in the trenches


This week’s BSDNow episode has an interview with Josh Paetzel about ZFS, and lots of end-of-year/start-of-new-year prognostication.

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NYCBUG: installfest on January 6th


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/01/02


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.

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BSDNow 122: The BSD Black Box


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.

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End of year donations


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.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/26


There’s some DragonFly links I snuck in here because why not?

BSDNow 121: All your hyves are belong to us


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.)

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BSDTalk 260: TeachBSD.org and an anniversary


The latest episode interviews Robert N. M. Watson and George V. Neville-Neil for 36 minutes, about teachbsd.org.  Also, BSDTalk has been running for 10 years!   It’s been long enough I couldn’t remember if it started before the Digest.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/19


Yet another week that I started 2 weeks ago; this end-of-calendar-year is full of BSD goings-on.

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BSDNow 120: man in the middle


The official title for BSDNow 120 is “I’m talking about the man in the middle” which is too long for an article title here.  It’s a Michael Jackson reference and a type of attack against encryption, if you are unclear.  Anyway, the episode has the usual news roundup and an interview of Pawel Jakub Dawidek.

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NYC Tech Meta-party tonight


It’s tonight at 7 PM, with the details found on the NYCBUG mailing list.  RSVP as soon as you can if you are near enough to go – and you should go.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/12/13


A good chunk of this is brought over from last week, cause there was so much.

Your unrelated game link of the week: Freecol.  Runs on all the BSDs (thanks Thomas Klausner), as far as I can tell.  (via)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/12


I had this built up well ahead of time.

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BSDNow 119: There be Dragons, BSD Dragons anyway


BSDNow 119 is up, with even lengthier news summaries than usual, and an interview of Paul Goyette about his testing work with NetBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/12/05


I was going to make comments about this being a light week, and then suddenly I had overflow.

 

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BSDNow 118: BSD is go for Launch


BSDNow 118 is up, and it has an interview with Mark Heily about relaunchd, along with a number of other BSD news things that I haven’t even read yet because I didn’t expect the episode before today.

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BSDTalk 259: Supporting a BSD Project


BSDTalk has a 65-minute recording of Ed Maste and George Neville-Neil at vBSDCon 2015 presenting “Supporting a BSD Project“.  Note that it’s a recording of the presentation itself and not an interview after the fact.  I don’t think vBSDCon has had any released video, or I don’t immediately remember seeing any, so this may be the only way to experience this talk.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/28


I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.

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BSDNow 117: The Cantrill Strikes Back


Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. isn’t slowing down BSDNow, cause there’s a new episode up with Bryan Cantrill talking about the awfulness that is Linux interfaces, along with a bunch of summary news items written out on the page.

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Lazy Reading for 2015/11/22


This is one of those weeks where everything gets covered.  Settle in, there’s lots to click.

Your eighties video link for the week: The 80s.mp4.  (via)

Your unrelated browser toy of the week: A browser-based optics sandbox.  (via)

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/21


Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.