I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.
I use italics a lot this week.
A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.
Started out with a short list, but I managed to find some extra links by Friday.
Imre Vadasz is working on full-offload scan support for wlan, imported from FreeBSD. That doesn’t change much from a user point of view, other that (I assume) reducing load and power usage a tiny amount. I’m reinforcing something most people don’t think about: there’s tiny computers inside your computer with their own firmware and processors, that you don’t directly control.
I get all the BSDs this week.
A somewhat short week this week, for BSD.
This was an easy week to put together; there’s a lot of links this week. Last week was slow – maybe it was because of EuroBSDCon?
A relatively uneventful week, at least for BSD.
It’s the convention time of year!
I’ve never had as many hackathon links as I did for g2k16 over this week and last.
A week of travel didn’t get in the way of links! RSS feeds are still fantastic tools for those who know how to use them.
For once, I’m not working on Saturday, so even though this is last minute, at least I’m not in a race with the clock.
The Lumina release is the highlight of the week.
I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week. Don’t get overwhelmed!
Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:
Adding a new “BUG” category, cause there’s enough ongoing BSD user group activity these days that it’s a reoccurring theme. That makes me happy.
Among other things, garbage brings up joshua stein’s desire to form a BSD user group near Chicago – contact him if you’re near.
I was on the road all this week, so this doesn’t range as far as usual. I’ll be charging through my RSS feed backlog over the next few days.
A good amount of user group material this week.
If you didn’t already look at it, BSDNow’s summary of BSDCan events is worth going to; it’s complete enough I deliberately left BSDCan links out of here. Undeadly has an OpenBSD-specific summary too.
garbage has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things. CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.
I’m hitting every type of BSD this week.
Friday’s garbage podcast is up, this one being number 29. It’s a one-man show this week, but you get to hear about joshua’s experience booting OpenBSD on an HP Chromebook 13.
Really, last minute – assembled from random tabs I’ve been saving, late Friday.
Summer convention season is coming; start scheduling!
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 think I manage to link at least one story for every BSD type this week, or close to it.
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?
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’.
Back to the normal rotation; not done early, not done late.
This week’s garbage podcast is out, with some OpenBSD topics and also some interesting direct experience of licensing violations.
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.
By the time you read this, I will have already been at my second job for 5 hours.
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.
Has anyone been watching the AsiaBSDCon video? I have not been awake/unbusy at the right times.
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)
Look at the ZFS discussions if you want to feel smug as a BSD user.
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.
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.
Another week with plenty of links.
I’m always happy when I can compile news for at least 4+ different BSDs at once.
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 had so many tabs open of things to post that I lost some until the last minute.
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.
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?
Yet another week that I started 2 weeks ago; this end-of-calendar-year is full of BSD goings-on.
I had this built up well ahead of time.
- Today’s world is amd64, armv7, and soon aarch64. Everything else is dead, Jim. The author is/was a OpenBSD developer. (via, via)
- Show Your Support for FreeBSD. (Foundation) Donation time of year.
- As an everyday user of Linux, should I switch to BSD, why or why not?
- vCenter Web Client Plug-in for TrueNAS Now Available.
- OpenBSD Xen support. (via)
- “look I come from debian so having a stable reliable system that _also_ has software that isn’t years out of date in the repos is a shocker” (about the ports system)
- pkgsrc is moving to dash as a bootstrap shell, to replace pdksh.
- The 2015Q4 quarterly pkgsrc freeze is coming.
- BSD Magazine issue 75, with a focus on FreeBSD development tools, is available.
- DistroWatch Weekly reviews OpenBSD 5.8. (via)
- n2k15: sashan@ on PF mpsafe progess.
- n2k15: tedu@ on rebound, malloc hardening, removing legacy code.
- OPNsense 15.7.22 Released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/12/07.
I was going to make comments about this being a light week, and then suddenly I had overflow.
I informally grouped by topic, cause it has proved an exceptionally rich week for BSD links.
Another week where there’s so much to link to, it overflows into next week.
This is the sort of BSD link week I like, with lots of range and depth.
Not even checking source commits this week; there’s already plenty of news.
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.”
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)
Another good week for BSD releases and events.
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.
I didn’t get to run through as much of the source commits as normal this week, but there’s still plenty to read.
There’s lots to read through this week – just for BSD! I’ll have even more tomorrow.
This took some catching up.
Lots of activity; I didn’t even really need to look at source commits.
Will I need to add a NextBSD tag? Time will tell.
Put together at the last minute.
Some catchup here from stuff I missed last week:
A short week, cause I’m short on time. Sorry!
If you are around New York City tonight at 6:45, make your way over to the Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, at 140 E 27th St., to hear Brian Callahan present the newest OpenBSD things.
DragonFly now has the same math library (libm) as OpenBSD, replacing an earlier combined version of I think what NetBSD and FreeBSD ran. This doesn’t necessarily directly affect you, but it’s work worth doing; matching the underlying frameworks between BSDs helps everyone.
A lot of variety this week.
- tame(2) WIP, process sandboxing for OpenBSD.
- pbi vs pkg
- Is there a BSD that fits my needs?
- Which BSD is right for me?
- Hyperthreading + SMP + Intel graphics on OpenBSD
- EuroBSDCon 2015 Registration Is Open
- DiscoverBSD for 2015/07/20.
- Brute-force OpenSSH attacks. The default config is not vulnerable to this on DragonFly. FreeBSD’s config with PAM may be the only one. (via)
- Domesticating applications, OpenBSD style. (via)
- c2k15 reports on Undeadly: one, two, three, four.
- Here is a non-BSD containers explanation, and then here’s Docker on FreeBSD.
- Michael W. Lucas is giving a talk on August 20th at the Livingston County BSD User’s Group meeting. (That’s in Michigan, not the NY county where I work, darnit.)
- FreeBSD now has a Code of Conduct.
- Backgammon bug from at least 4.1a BSD, 3+ decades ago.
- Tag jumping in mandoc. (I like this idea)
- OpenBSD on Linode. Similar techniques might work for any BSD install. (via, via)