Mini-theme: computer error.
Your unrelated personal frustration of the week: Legacy G Suite will no longer be free. I need to figure out a self hosting solution.
The UNIX compliance link is worth reading all the way through; it is a chunk of history I did not know at all.
I only just read about it, so if you hurry you can get into the happening-now GhostBSD meetup on Jitsi.
This week’s BSD Now leads off with a toolchain name but actually starts listing all the FreeBSD Foundation year-end summaries that came out recently. Plus more links.
That BBS link is possibly going to eat a zillion hours of your life. Fair warning.
Catching up on some items I missed last week.
This week’s BSD Now talks about package auditing, of course, and a old software bug, and also there is last week’s BSD Now, Unix Standards Battle, which I forgot to link to last week.
It may be because I am a nerd but I enjoy reading detailed explanations of bugfixes like this one for HAMMER2. This fix is present in the 6.2 release, of course.
If you have a newly installed Firefox on a newly installed DragonFly system, you might be unable to load your Firefox account on first load, like in this screenshot. A workaround is to load your profile on a different machine and copy it over. My guess is permissions for profile creation, but that’s just a guess.
But wait, you say, what about 6.2.0? I performed my biyearly tagging error and screwed up the 6.2.0 tag, so we’re releasing with 6.2.1. On the plus side, this last minute redo let two bug fixes creep in that would have been in a later 6.2.1 anyway. This will be your first chance to try NVMM/Qemu support if you follow releases and not bleeding edge.
The release notes have the details, including the new, improved build process, and a link to the surprisingly-large list of all the changes and closed bugs.
Mini-theme this week: small hardware projects.
End-of-year articles I am just catching up to now.
Not today, but for future Fridays: eat lunch with NYCBUG. Say something if you can attend.
Update: I misinterpreted, I thought it was reoccurring weekly starting next week, but it happened today. I was working and couldn’t get to it. I think it’s the equivalent meeting for this month, instead. Somebody from NYCBUG set me straight if I’m still wrong.
Posting this early cause it happens before the regular In Other BSDs post: You can eat lunch virtually with NYCBUG members this Friday, 1-2PM EST.
If you have a WhiskeyLake Intel CPU, the i915 driver on DragonFly now recognizes it for hardware acceleration. This will be in the upcoming release.
I tagged DragonFly 6.2, and I’m planning for release later this week. Release notes and ISO/IMGs to come with the release, as usual.
I almost scheduled this post for 2021/01/02.
No pun for a title, but it’s a good description: BSD Now has an interview of Solene Rapenne, who I’ve linked to about a zillion times in the In Other BSDs posts.