Do you have an ARECA based RAID/SATA card? Hiten Pandya needs guinea pigs
Joseph Garcia proposed a new format to ifconfig.
There’s several new programs to try out. First, “walt” mentioned his ‘rlc’ program, which can be used to randomize background colors in new xterms. Joerg Anslik ported over the recently released Quake 3 Arena server, and Jeremy C. Reed posted (untested) patches for postgresql 8 in pkgsrc,
Todd Willey posted a fix for compiling gdm in pkgsrc. gdm is necessary for using Gnome.
If you’re having trouble with Netgraph, Hiten Pandya has a temporary fix until he gets to work on it again.
Seen on BSDNews: Maik Ehinger has written (partial) support for the Accelerometer on IBM laptops. Well, really Lenovo laptops, nowadays.
There’s a Linux module that does similar work, with an interesting story on the work.
Sascha Wildner added a feature: if you set the sysctl machdep.enable_panic_key to 1, CTRL-SHIFT-ALT-ESC will panic the machine, no matter which keymap you have.
I hadn’t noticed these two pages on the wiki, but Jeremy Messenger posted a link to DragonFly Status and Network Stack Status.
There’s a new Big Scary Daemons article up at ONLamp.com/BSD: Monitoring Network Traffic with Netflow, which is, oddly enough, a topic I had to deal with at work recently.
Seen a number of places: the NYCBSDCON is coming in almost exactly a month. If you can’t guess from the acronym, it’s a BSD-themed convention in New York City – specifically, at Columbia University. There’s some interesting speakers, too!
Why not portage? ‘ejc’ says why.
Probably because of my subscription to SysAdmin Magazine, I got an email from CMP Media for the net event “Why Did My Build Break? Learn Effective Techniques to Debug Troublesome Makefiles, which is a 1-hour talk on August 24th with Usman Muzaffar and John Osterhout (the person who created Tcl). I have no idea how interesting this is, as it’s the first I’ve heard of it.
It appears to be linked into Software Development Magazine, another CMP product. Looking at that page, it appears that this magazine absorbed New Architect, which I really enjoyed years ago when it was “Web Techniques”. What does that mean now? Nothing!
UnixReview.com has several new articles up: a farewell to Dept. 1127, where AT&T Unix was born, and reviews of the books “Eclipse 3.0 Kick Start” and “Information Security Policies Made Easy, Version 10“. That security book had better make things easy – it’s nearly $800!
As part of the continuing package manager discussion (i.e. ports and what to replace it with), Chris Pressey pointed out that DragonFly does not have a publically defined set of nontechnical goals, and linked to a few others for contrast.
In addition, Hiten Pandya described the “Smart Package Manager” as a potential solution to many (if not all) the issues people have with package management systems.
‘walt’ reports some luck running the Java JDK from pkgsrc; the absolute latest patchset from eyesbeyond.com supports DragonFly and makes it work.
I’ve cleaned up the page; I’ve reduced the redundant references to archives in the page navigation, and added a book section that points at books on Amazon.com. This new book section has some permanent links (including my favorite programming book ever), and also links to whatever books have been mentioned here lately.
A question about FreeBSD port compatibility has turned into a long ports vs. pkgsrc discussion. (read through the follow-ups, or visit the monthly archive and read “Compatibility with FreeBSD Ports”) It’s one of those problems that gets answered by what people work on the most.
Someone posted a link to another dragonfly image; it’s, well… not about the bug, really.
Joerg Sonnenberger’s got a number of diff files for use with pkgsrc, to make it a bit more compatible with DragonFly. These will (well, ought to) be incorporated into pkgsrc at some point, but until then…