Get ready for some reading.
I have been building up quite the variety this week.
- Bitrig 1.0 has been released.
- Writing NetBSD Sound Drivers in Haskell. (PDF, via)
- ruBSD 2014, happening December 13th in Moscow. (via)
- How to configure full disk encryption in PC-BSD 10.1. (via)
- BSD Magazine for November 2014. (via) Why don’t they put new issue announcements in their RSS?
- A week of pkgsrc #5.
- FreeBSD Foundation’s 2014 year-end fundraising.
- FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials is hitting the printers. There’s a quiet mention of the next two books in that series, too.
- Two new kernel errata for OpenBSD.
- BSDCan 2015 (June 2015) has opened up its call for papers, now through Jan 19th, 2015. (via)
- A conversation about UTF-8, Unicode, and file systems.
- A conversation about random vs. phrase passwords.
- New Directions in Operating Systems conference notes. Lots of BSD stuff in there. (via)
- nih-0.13.0 is out for pkgsrc.
- BSD presentations (including DragonFly) at the X Developers Conference. I mentioned the event itself before, but that link wasn’t open to non-subscribers until later, as pointed out to me.
- Coreboot on the BSDs.
- More talk about embedded OpenBSD on cheap machines, including thin client machines repurposed into routers.
- Noticed in that previous link: <$100 Ubuquiti EdgeRouter-Lites can run OpenBSD? FreeBSD too, apparently.
- Is it time to give BSDs a try?
- Fixing PC-BSD upgrade issues.
I actually got this started early, for once, instead of completing in a panic on Friday night.
Snow finally hit my area yesterday, which makes me happy.
This week I was on top of the whole linking thing.
Done at the last minute, like always, but surprisingly extensive this week:
Not even trying source links this week; there’s plenty else to link.
Update: EuroBSDCon is livestreaming! (via)
This has been a very hectic week for me, but I still have links for you.
In a bit of perfect timing, PC-BSD’s desktop environment, Lumina, has been ported to DragonFly, thanks to mneumann! It’s not in dports yet, but it should be buildable from source…
BSDNow 054 has an interview with Ken Moore of PC-BSD about the just-released-as-a-port Lumina desktop environment, along with a slew of news items and a Lumina walkthrough.
Why is it so warm out? I want autumn to start.
I went from 1 link to lots all in one night.
BSDTalk 244 is 28 minutes of conversation with Ken Moore about Lumina, the new BSD-specific desktop environment for PC-BSD. I’ve been watching the PC-BSD source updates, and there’s a lot of activity.
Another long list. These are making my Friday nights take some extra effort.
I was thinking this was going to be a short week, but nope.
Finally, a much more eventful week. I already noted LibreSSL’s release.
This week seems relatively quiet; possibly because school is out and the weather in the northern hemisphere is nice?
I have a backlog from stuff I missed last week while traveling, so we all benefit!
Some meaty links this week.
Some leftovers from last week since I’m catching up, so get ready to read.
Updated late this week because of circumstances.
I’ve got “coverage” of most every BSD this week.
I have a list of commits I’ve saved between the various BSDs of licenses getting corrected to the 2-clause BSD license; that would definitely be a good cross-BSD project to sync.
Links everywhere this week!
Another week where I barely need to look up source code commits.
Read the first item, if nothing else.
For once, I got this mostly done before late Friday night!
I didn’t even need to find source links this week.
Odds and ends for the quieter holidays.
Another week where I could get away without any commit links, just cause there’s so much BSD stuff out there.
Not as much pulled directly from the source lists this time, which is good.
Not sure why, but there wasn’t a lot of things this week to pick out.
The 10th BSDNow episode is out, with the ambitious title, “Year of the BSD Desktop”. As you can guess from the title, a PC-BSD desktop gets set up as part of the episode, and as you might not guess from the title, they interview Michael W. Lucas.
I am doing this one at the last minute. I had all the articles noted, but normally I build this post over the course of the week.
I got some PC-BSD items this week, too.
Barely getting this done in time for Saturday…
There’s already been some previous conversation about how much longer to support the i386 platform for DragonFly. It looks like PC-BSD will be the first ‘flavor’ of BSD to make the jump. Support for PC-BSD on i386 will be dropped after release 9.2. That includes ‘TrueOS‘, the version of PC-BSD for servers, which I did not know about until just now.