Category: BSD

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.

BSDNow 116: Arcing ZFS


This week’s BSDNow has the usual news, plus an interview of George Wilson talking about ZFS.  There’s a new Beastie Bits section that contains a bunch of short links to BSD material… Hey!  That’s my niche!

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Stephen Bourne at NYCBUG


Reminder: Stephen Bourne, known for the Bourne Shell, among many other things, will be talking at NYCBUG this Thursday.  Plan to get there early, cause it’ll be busy.

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SEMIBUG starts tomorrow


If you are anywhere near Detroit, the inaugural SEMIBUG meeting is the night of the 17th – that’s tomorrow, as of this posting.  Go, visit, and I’ll be jealous since there’s no BSD user groups near me.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/14


This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth.

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Locales everywhere


John Marino sent a helpful link to show the cross-platform work he’s been involved in: He brought the locale work from Illumos into DragonFly over the summer (look for his name on commits), and now it has been brought from DragonFly into FreeBSD, with Baptiste Daroussin reporting on the process.  If there’s any OpenBSD/NetBSD developers reading, with an interest in locales, this may be useful..

(someone correct me if that’s not the right Illumos link)

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BSDNow 115: Controlling the Transmissions


It’s Thursday and there’s a new BSDNow: Controlling the Transmissions.  The interview this week is with Hiren Panchasara, about “improving TCP”, though I haven’t yet listened to it for details.  There’s also the normal news roundup.

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SSH talk very soon


Reminder: Michael W. Lucas’s talk on SSH (based on his recent book) is happening on the 10th, at the Farmington Hills Public Library.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/11/07


Not even checking source commits this week; there’s already plenty of news.

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BSDNow 114: BSD Schooling


BSD Schooling” is the name of this week’s episode of BSDNow, and as you might guess from the title, Brian Callahan is the interview subject, talking about BSDs and education.  It also points out interviews elsewhere, like Brian Acton of WhatsApp talking about how useful BSD is to work with, and another one where the CTO of HP appears to have the wrong idea of licensing.  (also, an interesting but not surprising Stallman quote)

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BSDTalk 258: Chris Henschen


Start the week with this brief interview of Chris Henschen, of fP Technologies, taken at the most recent vBSDCon.  Their database product, filePro Plus, was recently ported to FreeBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/31


Another week that quickly went from “Gee, I hope I have enough links” to “I have to set time aside just to process the backlog of possibilities.”

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BSDNow 113: What’s Next for BSD?


BSDNow 113 has the normal news roundup, plus an interview of Jordan Hubbard, talking about BSD, and specifically NextBSD.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/24


There’s a lot of developer interviews lately.

Your cross-platform software of the week: Syncthing.  Runs on all the BSDs.  (Via discussion on EFNet #dragonflybsd)

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BSDNow 112: Tracing the source


It’s been an oddly quiet week for news, plus I have been busier than usual at work due to snow hitting the northeast.  But!  It’s Thursday and there’s a new episode of BSDNow.  There’s an interview of Adam Leventhal and the usual news roundup.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/17


Another good week for BSD releases and events.

 

 

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BSDNow 111: Xenocratic Oath


BSDNow episode 111 is up, with an interview of Brandon Mercer, talking about OpenBSD and healthcare.  There’s the usual news, plus several ‘how-to-build-something’ articles up for discussion.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/10


I didn’t get to run through as much of the source commits as normal this week, but there’s still plenty to read.

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BSDNow 110: Firmware Fights


BSDNow 110 is now available.  It’s back to the text summary format, so I can tell you easily that it includes an interview with Benno Rice, about Isilon and their interactions with FreeBSD.

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True and False code reading, NYCBUG edition


NYCBUG is having “true(1) and false(1), The Classical Code Reading Group of Stockholm, NYC*BUG Mix Tape Edition” happen this Wednesday the 7th.  You may remember a similar event at the end of August.  This will be led by George Brocklehurst from the original event, with NYCBUG members present.  If you missed the previous one, try this out – by all accounts, these code readings are inordinately fun.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/10/03


There’s lots to read through this week – just for BSD!  I’ll have even more tomorrow.

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BSDNow 109: Impish BSD


BSDNow 109 is up at the Jupiter Broadcasting site, though not yet at the bsdnow.tv domain.  This week’s interview is with Warner Losh, which is where the ‘imp’ reference comes from.

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BSDTalk 257: NetBSD Developer Christos Zoulas


BSDTalk 257 is 15 minutes of conversation with Christos Zoulas, available now.

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In Other BSDs for 2015/09/26


This took some catching up.

 

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BSDNow 108: ServeUp BSD


BSDNow 108 is up at the Jupiter Broadcasting site, though not listed ont he episodes page.  It has an interview with Andrew Pantyukhin, and I haven’t watched it yet to find out what else.

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