If you’re following the EXPERIMENTAL branch right now, there’s a lot of breakage going on because of the library upgrades, which will break some/many applications until they are recompiled. Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai has put up a recompiled version of cvsup that works with EXPERIMENTAL at this point in time.

If you’re running anything else other than EXPERIMENTAL, you don’t need this.

Odd news from China

There’s been precious little news – lots of activity, but nothing new – for the past 24 hours, so here’s a wierd link: Hubert Feyrer’s blog has a link to a Chinese operating system called Kylin, which apparently has some BSD-like elements, though it’s not clear just how much or from where.

BSD Certification Survey

Jeremy C. Reed, of BSDNewsletter fame, sent along news of the first survey from the BSD Certification Group. The survey is to “determine what kinds of tasks are performed by BSD system administrators in their day-to-day duties. Also of interest is the importance of each of these tasks as well as the level of skill required for each.” Read the announcement, and then take the survey.

Also, seen on, there is a ZDNet interview with Dru Lavigne, one of the folks working in the BSD Certification Group, and also a BSD author.

Big changes coming in CURRENT

Matthew Dillon sent out a large warning. Here’s a summation:

* The Preview tag has been slipped.
* All bug fixes made since 1.2.0 was released will be added to that release branch.
* Unless you want to deal with major breakage, stick with the 1.2.0 Release or the -WORKING code; the CURRENT code will have severe modifications going on, including libc revisions.
* Upgrading from FreeBSD-4.x will break! Updating to DragonFly 1.2.0 and then to a more recent version of DragonFly will be the only way.