BSDCertification.org has a new newsletter out, and a monstrous 143-page summary of the Task Summary Survey they conducted some time ago. Interestingly, 3.8% of respondents use DragonFly at school/work, which is more than I expected in this part of the development cycle.
Also, UnixReview.com has new material,including a number of book reviews such as “Silence on the Wire” and the goofy-sounding but probably useful “Spring into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists“.
It’s a slow news day, for once, so here’s a minor bit of information: a definition of “rollup” for patches.
This site now has an index2.xml page that lists full stories without comments. The original XML page listed just the beginning of entries.
By the way, it’s time to renew your The Perl Journal subscription. The magazine’s successfully survived a full year, even printing in dead-tree format.
FreeBSD has 18 different Google Summer of Code projects, one of which is integrating our very own BSD Installer, among other very interesting ideas. There’s a wiki with information on a few of the proposals. NetBSD is also particpating, though there’s no list of accepted proposals online, yet. (hubertf will probably have something soon.)
Update: There’s a SourceForge project for the NetBSD Summer of Code work. (thanks, anonymous poster!) Ooh! Someone’s working on zeroconf!
Stream Control Transmission Protocol has been added by Eirik Nygaard; he lists some ways to test it out.
S/Key’s PAM module is out, so you may want to remove it from pam.conf.
(Corrected; thanks, Joerg)
Here’s a nice little summation of how to use the experimental ath driver (not in the base system).
The T1 for dragonflybsd.org is apparently having some trouble; it should be fixed soon.
Matthew Dillon’s latest journaling commit details an interesting new feature: changing the data destination “midstream”.
Yeah, yeah, it’s for Linux, but it’s good to see a game review for a Unixy operating system. Many games will play on BSD as well as Linux, sometimes natively.
Speaking of reviews and such, the ONLamp BSD page hasn’t been updated for almost 2 months. Come back, ONLamp! The main site has an interview with Mark Breyer of Covalent about the BSD license, though.
This server was down for a chunk of today; my house’s electric service (porcelain fuses from the 1920s) was pulled out and replaced. There will be another outage in the next few days as RG&E resets the exterior wiring.
Hiten Pandya needs some disk space for DragonFly development. 300G would be enough, in the form of a RAID controller and multiple drives, or just a big IDE disk.
Man, drives are getting bigger and cheaper these days. Unfortuantely, somewhat disposable, too.