Lots of links this week – so many I’ve already started next week’s post.
For your audiovisual pleasure: BSDNow 209: “Signals: gotta catch ‘em all“, and garbage: Interview with Purism’s Todd Weaver are both available now. Watch/download and listen on your (in the US) extended weekend.
Here’s a detailed writeup from Aaron LI on how to get a DragonFly system onto an IPv6 network.
Update: He also supplied an example pf ruleset that solved some IPv6 throughput problems for his VPS.
Pulled from a longer thread: x.x.1 update instructions for DragonFly.
Probably old hat to most readers, but I like to see this documented, and the hw.ncpu ‘trick’ is nice.
I finally used up my overflow links.
Your odd video link of the week: what if the Doctor Who theme was composed by John Carpenter, Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, or Tangerine Dream? (via)
The new look on undeadly.org sure is nice.
No interview this week, but BSDNow 208 notes a certain recent software release and also links to something I’ve always wanted to see – a BSD games site. It’s OpenBSD oriented, but it probably applies pretty evenly across all the BSDs.
I was reminded of this thanks to the Google Calendar entry: SemiBUG is having their monthly meeting tomorrow night (the 22nd, in case that’s tonight by the time you read this), and it’s one of my favorite formats – a series of lightning talks with 2 slides, 5 minutes.
There will be a bootable, single-image version of HAMMER2 in the next DragonFly release. Matthew Dillon has a note about what will be in place at that point, and you can always look at the recent commits.
A new episode of garbage has heaved forth, with an interview of Patrick Wildt from the recent Toronto hackathon.
This is overflow from last week’s overflow.
Your web game of the week: Sword Shop. Unity, so not sure where it can run other than Windows, unfortunately. (via)
This happened a while ago, and I’m just catching up to it: the virtio_scsi(4) driver has been added to DragonFly; ported from FreeBSD and worked on by a number of people. ‘man virtio‘ if you want background.
This week’s BSDNow talks about the recent BSD convention in Cambridge (which I somehow did not know about until afterwards), plus lots of other talk, and a link to this entertaining terminal emulator.
Questions are this week’s accidental theme.
If you are running DragonFly on a Ryzen CPU, this commit will fix (work around?) a hardware bug. I have not looked at how other operating systems may be addressing it, but it may be interesting to contrast.
You all have seen the hier(archy) man page, correct? BSDNow 206 gets into things like the new Lumina and Plasma desktops.
Matthew Dillon has committed two bugfixes both to DragonFly-current and DragonFly 4.8. I don’t know the exact circumstances under which it would affect someone, but the commits are there to evaluate.