Category: Periodicals

BSDNow 161: The BSD Bromance


BSDNow 161 has sort of 2 interviews this week.  has Allan Jude talking about his EuroBSDCon trip, plus Michael Shirk talking about Bro on FreeBSD.  Also, lots of news items right on the BSDNow page.

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In Other BSDs for 2016/09/24


It’s the convention time of year!

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BSDNow 159: Net Scaling Privacy (Flix Style)


This week’s BSDNow has no interview, but some good links, including a meaty one about HTTPS implementation at NetFlix with FreeBSD.

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BSDNow 158: Ham, Radio and Pie (oh my)


BSDNow episode 158 has an interview with Diane Bruce about ham radio and Raspberry Pi hardware, plus the usual news.

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BSDNow 157: ZFS, The “Universal” File-system


I’m a day late posting this because of travel, but: BSDNow 157 has an interview with Richard Yao about ZFS (on Linux?), and more story links.  I found the “NetFlix and Fill” article link interesting – those are BSD appliances they are talking about that eat so much of the Internet’s traffic.

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BSDNow 156: The Fresh BSD Experience


It’s been a very slow news week, but at least there’s a new BSDNow episode: The Fresh BSD Experience.  There’s an interview with the FreeBSD Foundation intern, Drew Gurkowski, and a lot of ARM news.

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BSDNow 155: Cabling Up FreeBSD


BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.

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BSDNow 154: Myths, Pi’s & Features, oh my!


It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.

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Garbage[37]: Throttling


Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.

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BSDNow 153: Big Int Trouble


It’s Thursday, so that means BSDNow 153, with a title inspired by the lead news item, “my int is too big”.  (No, not spoon, int.)  No interview this week, but lots of links.

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Media: Laporte Has Landed and ACPI Pals


Recently published: BSDNow 152, “The Laporte has landed!“, with an interview of Leo Laporte and his move to BSD, and also garbage[36], with some OpenBSD release conversation scattered in there.

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garbage[35]: Nothing is more permanent than a temporary solution


Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.

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BSD Now 151: Fuzzy Auditing


Fuzzing sounds cute, but it’s about finding security problems, not checking for adorable guinea pigs or llamas or something like that.  It’s also episode 151 of BSDNow.   It looks like there’s no specific interview this week, but plenty of interesting topics and links listed.

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garbage[34]: Bursting with excitement


Among other things, garbage[34] brings up joshua stein’s desire to form a BSD user group near Chicago – contact him if you’re near.

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150th BSDNow, with a sprinkler


BSDNow has reached their I think semicentennial episode, “Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life“.  For this episode, they interview Jim Brown about BSD Certification and his FreeBSD-running sprinkler system, plus more news.

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garbage[32]: Monkey in the middle


I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time.  They have shirts coming in now!

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BSDNow 148: The place to B… A Robot!


This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots.  Yep, robots.  There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.

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garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean


I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage[31]: Pirates of the Corebootean.

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BSDNow 147: Release all the things!


BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm.  They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.

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garbage[30]: Adventures at BSDCan


garbage[30] has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things.  CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.

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BSDNow 146: Music to Beastie’s ears


BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD.  There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.

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garbage[29]: A nice, shiny comment


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.

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BSDNow 145: At the Core of it All


BSDNow 145 has, along with a number of BSD links, an interview with Benno Rice.  Rice works at Isilon/EMC which uses FreeBSD as their underlying storage platform.

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Podcast catchup


I managed to not post about BSDNow (144: The PF Life) or garbage[28] (running with scissors for a while) last week, so I’m posting them now.  That’s about 2 hours of BSD-ish conversation for you to listen to before this week’s episodes roll out.

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BSDTalk 265: Sunset on BSD


It’s a Solaris episode – or to be exact, SunOS, on BSDTalk this week.  Sun used to be BSD, up to version 4.1.4, and this is 17 minutes of talk about that version.

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garbage[27]: All these chat programs suck, I’ll create another one


The garbage[27] podcast is out, and it’s covering OpenBSD, iOS, and Android topics, or at least that’s what I guess from the summary, cause I’m still at work.

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BSDNow 143: One small step for DRM, one giant leap for BSD


BSDNow 143 has the usual roundup of news, plus a conversation with Matthew Macy about graphics improvements in FreeBSD.

We need DragonFly people interviewed, since DragonFly graphics improvements have been leading the pack, so to speak.  I’m linking to the Jupiter Broadcasting site again since I don’t see this episode up on the BSDNow site yet.

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BSD Magazine for May 2016 out


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.

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garbage[26]: We’re not a Linux show, either


I haven’t listened to it because I’m at work, but garbage episode 26 is up, along with news of shirts and stickers.

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BSDNow 141: BSD likes .ike


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.

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A late Garbage[25]


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.

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BSDNow 140: Tracing it back to BSD


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.

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bsdtalk264 – Down the Gopher Hole


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.

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garbage[24]: It’s all fun and games until someone’s domain gets hurt


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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 255: a quick note


BSDTalk 255 is out, and it’s a brief episode – 6 minutes.  No interview, but talk about recent events.

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BSDNow 100: Straight from the Src


I managed to be on the road and so did not post about the milestone 100th episode of BSDNow, which has an interview with Sebastian Wiedenroth about both pkg and pkgSrcCon, along with all their other news.

I’m glad to see 100 episodes together of a video podcast for BSD; if you had asked me a few years ago if that was possible, I’d have dismissed the idea.  Not for lack of news, obviously, but because I didn’t think anyone would have that level of dedication.  Investing time and care is what sets people apart, and they’ve done it.

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BSDNow 099: BSD Gnow


The 99th episode of BSDNow is about Gnome on FreeBSD, with interviews of Baptiste Daroussin and Ryan Lortie, plus more news that I was already planning to link to.

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BSDNow 098: Our Code is Your Code


BSDNow 098 is up with the normal collection of news and links, plus an interview with David Meyer of Xinous – which I infer is using FreeBSD to underpin their main project.  I always find the decision/planning around major commercial open source interesting, cause the open source aspect changes the game, so to speak.

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BSDNow 097: Big Network, SmallWall


BSDNow 097 has even more links in the never-ending tide of BSDCan presentation videos, more news, and an interview with Lee Sharp, of SmallWall; apparently a continuation of the original software network (and BSD) product, m0n0wall.

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BSDTalk 254: pfSense, FreeNAS, Ken Worster


I’ll quote right from the summary for the 14-minute-long BSDTalk 254: “An interview with Ken Worster who is presenting on topics which include PFSense and FreeNAS in schools at the Technology Teacher ME conference in Bethel Maine.”

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BSDNow 092: BSD After Midnight


This week’s BSDNow has an interview with Matthew Holt about MidnightBSD, along with some new-to-me interesting items like Zocker and the testimony of yet another person interested in BSD because of systemd.

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BSDNow 091: Vox Populi


I always try to guess the interview topic from the episode title, but I wasn’t able to predict the several mini-interviews in this week’s BSDNow episode.

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BSDNow: 090: ZFS Armistice


This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Jed Reynolds about ZFS on Linux and FreeBSD, and includes other news bits including about DragonFly’s swap encryption, OpenBSD defaulting to having openntpd on by default, and plenty more.

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BSDNow 089: Exclusive Disjunction


This week’s BSDNow episode talks with Mike Larkin about memory protection in OpenBSD, along with the normal news summary.

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BSDNow 088: Below the Clouds


BSDNow 088 has an interview of Ed Schouten about FreeBSD, and all the normal roundups.  Also “DragonFlyBSD has officially won the race to get an Intel Broadwell graphics driver”.

Maybe I need to start doing In Other BSDs posts on Wednesdays, cause BSDNow often has the links I’m already saving for the weekend.

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BSDNow 087: On The List


BSDNow 087 has an interview with Christos Zoulas, about NetBSD and blacklistd, along with the usual collection of news stories that I’m trying not to peek at because I’m behind on my usual reading and I want to get my own collection together for Saturday’s In Other BSDs.

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BSDNow 086: Business as Usual


BSDNow 086, just out, has the usual roundup of news, plus an interview with Antoine Jacoutot about OpenBSD and BSD in business environments.

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BSDNow 085: PIE in the Sky


Episode 085 of BSDNow has a conversation with Pascal Stumpf about PIE in OpenBSD, along with the usual mix of news.  In the mix is a link to the 1.5.0 release notes for pkg, which affects a number of BSDs, DragonFly included.

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BSDNow 084: pkg remove freebsd-update


This week’s BSDNow talks with Baptiste Daroussin about developing and using pkg, for ports and for packaging the base FreeBSD system.  (Baptiste has been seen on #dragonflybsd, since pkg is on DragonFly, so I’m sure there’s some relevant bits there, too.)  There’s also the usual news summary.

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