Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s crosscheck now has a search engine for commit messages.
Joerg Sonnenberger has updated his patchset for pkgsrc (link to diff file) which fixes FireFox compilation, among other things.
A round of recent bugfixes have been moved into the current Release (1.2). Matthew Dillon lists them in his commit post, plus this version bump includes the recent zlib security fix, as Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert pointed out.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert’s “crosscheck” site is now available (again). It contains up-to-date source code for multiple BSD operating systems, to allow for easy comparison.
Due to a DNS change, shiningsilence.com was down for a while last night. Sorry about the lack of news!
Speaking of outages, this system will be down during the day on Monday, the 11th, because of an electrical system upgrade.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has commited a fix (passed along by Colin Percival from FreeBSD) for a zlib overflow.
While it would be nigh-impossible to use DragonFly’s journaling implemenation within Linux or another BSD, it would be possible to have other operating systems able to receive the journaled data.
UnixReview.com has a number of new articles:
– A review of the new “MySQL in a Nutshell” book, complete with a link to a sample chapter.
– An examination of the Cisco CCIE certification.
– And, something I didn’t know could be done: tracking the mouse with a shell script.
Matthew Dillon sent out notice of his recent journaling work, which now actually works for mirroring a partition. He sent another update, with more details.
For those readers who didn’t read the original description of journaling, this is different than the usual “fast reboot” version of journaling that other operating systems have. This scheme is intended to allow for rollback to arbitrary spots in disk history, or mirroring of data to other drives or other network locations.
If you’re having trouble with a Serial ATA controller, try setting it in BIOS to “compatibility mode”. This problem has hit a few people.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert put in a security patch for a recently found security issue with bzip2.
UnixReview.com has a new book review up for “Beginning MySQL Database Design and Optimization“.
DragonFly 1.2 Release has been bumped from 1.2.2 to 1.2.3, probably to catch up on any recent changes brought in from development.
Most third-party software work for DragonFly seems to be happening with pkgsrc these days, but Andreas Hauser is still building packages for DragonFly using the FreeBSD ports system. Pick one of the libc.so.4 directories if you’re running 1.2, or libc.so.5 if you’re on the bleeding edge of DragonFly development.