Chris Pressey sent a recent announcement about the BSD Installer infrastructure, and changes thereto. I don't see web-accessible archives of the message, so I'll paste it here as an extended entry. (more…)
There is a preview of the next version of GNOME (2.12), found via Slashdot. Anyone compiling GNOME from CVS on DragonFly? It'd be interesting to know how compatible it is.
Matthew Dillon and Hiten Pandya outlined their plans for what goes into the next PREVIEW revision.
The first version of the BSDInstaller on FreeBSD is available.
Matthew Dillon mentioned a couple of obstacles in booting with a Shuttle board.
Sam Smith (I assume) wrote in a comment that his monthly BSD summaries for OnLAMP/BSD have become a blog, with June being the latest entry.
FreeBSD's been ported to the XBox, interestingly enough. It's more proof-of-concept right now - once networking works, it could be very useful.
Seen on Hubert Feyrer's blog: The BSD daemon used for sex toy vending machines. Wierd.
Simon 'corecode' Schubert committed a fix to 1.2-RELEASE for the recent zlib security problem.
UnixReview.com has three new articles: a review of the book on 60's culture and PCs, "What the Dormouse Said", an article on Nagios, and a look at OpenSolaris.
So, if you're using Google's new personalization features, you can add DragonFly BSD Digest headlines using: http://www.shiningsilence.com/dbsdlog/index.rdf. Ooh, pretty.
Matthew Dillon only just noticed the Wikipedia entry for DragonFly. (It's been linked here for quite a while.) Also, IBM's developerWorks has a "Why FreeBSD?" article that mentions DragonFly as the more technical alternative.
Gregory Neil Shapiro just updated sendmail to 8.13.4, which means it runs natively on DragonFly. (It no longer assumes FreeBSD.) He posted a list of changes.
Joerg Sonnenberger posted two alerts: the first is that pam.d now replaces pam.conf, and that he's mangling the ABI in HEAD (bleeding edge code) over the next few days in preparation for moving what's in HEAD to PREVIEW (moderately stable code).
FreeBSD's latest newletter is out, covering a number of their projects. Speaking of this topic, there hasn't been a BSD news roundup on OnLAMP for some time. Where did you go, Sam?
Matthew Dillon posted about the work he and others are doing to track down some elusive SMP bugs. Because of this work, the "preview" tag will be moved up soon.
The BSDNews website has undergone a cosmetic change. Content and layout appears to remain the same, however.
OnLAMP/BSD has a new (and long!) interview of Colin Percival, who discovered the cache security flaw in multicore chips. Colin primarily works on FreeBSD, but he very kindly sends alerts to DragonFly developers for issues that affect both code bases.
Chriss Pressey announced the 2005.0721 version of the BSD Installer. This version can partition disks and leave existing installed operating systems intact. Also, the entire session is saved in a repeatable script that doesn't even require the installer to run, similar to RedHat's Kickstart or other technologies. There's more changes, and a new upgrade feature that needs testing. Check the announcement for details.
Or rather, potentially no weekend update. A friend of mine is getting married this weekend, so news postings may be slow. I'll catch up early next week, if need be.