ONLamp/BSD has two new articles up. One is an interview with Scott Long of FreeBSD about FreeBSD 5’s SMP implementation – DragonFly is mentioned in contrast. The other is a report of November’s BSD news. Both seem a little late – November is no longer last month as mentioned in the article, and the interview places FreeBSD 5.3 in the future. I’m nitpicking, as they are both good articles.
The Sitetronics wiki page for DragonFly has undergone a DNS makeover – it is now “http://wiki.dragonflybsd.org/“.
‘nega’ posted some additional info about RSA vs. DSA encryption.
Hiroki Sato is the newest to join the DragonFly team with commit access.
Adrian Bocaniciu posted an explanation from an unknown author of just what the differences are between DSA and RSA keys for authentication and encyption.
The BSD Installer mailing list has returned, but functional this time. Send email to “discussion-subscribe ‘at’ bsdinstaller ‘dot’ com”. (That address is munged, obviously.)
Update: I had the wrong address – it ends in .com. Should work…
FreeBSD has a (big!) status report up for the latter half of 2004.
Take some time to read Jordan Hubbard’s keynote (pdf) – Jordan was one of the original folks behind FreeBSD and is currently a mucky-muck at Apple. Dru Lavigne’s “But I am not a developer…how can I contribute to open source?” (pdf) is also worth a look, along with a large number of other more specific presentations.
If you see nothing else, look at this picture of Jordan Hubbard’s talk, and read the slide behind him. That’s right, folks: we are the mainstream, not the margin.
Andrew Atrens now has a web page with his ports of wireless drivers to DragonFly – Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG and Atheros, at this point. He’s looking for testers.
Matthew Dillon happened to outline the process for adding third-party software (like dhcpd, ncurses, or gcc) to the base DragonFly system.
Sergey Gluschenko has created a Russian translation of the DragonFly FAQ.