Matthew Dillon just added a number of bugfixes to the release verion of DragonFly (1.2.5). If you have a SMP machine running 1.2.5, he’d appreciate a test before we go to 1.2.6.
UnixReview.com has just two book reviews this week, both of which are relevant: Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment, and the more focused “Cisco IP Communications Express: CallManager Express with Cisco Unity Express“.
Matthew Dillon happened to write something about RAID vs. SATA drives that says, among other things, picking SCSI over SATA drives doesn’t make financial sense.
leaf.dragonflybsd.org will be out again, 9-10 PDT tonight.
If you want to build the system using gcc version 4, you must put WANT_GCC40=yes into make.conf and rebuild your system. Then, rebuild again with the environment variable CCVER set to ‘gcc40’.
The first build builds gcc4 using your existing compiler; the second uses it during the build. I have not done this myself, so be careful.
Brad Schonhorst kindly sent along this announcement about NYCBSDCon:
“There are only 2 days left to preregister for the first ever NYCBSDCon, to be held September 17th at Columbia University, in the Davis Auditorium.”
There’s more at the NYCBSDCon site. Among other notable speakers, our very own Jeffrey Hsu will be presenting “History, Goals, Objectives, and Structure of DragonFlyBSD”. I’d really like to go see this.
UnixReview.com has a review of the book “Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach“, some writeups of what some people think of computer certifications, and some date-related shell functions.
Joerg Sonnenberger noted there are some useful steps one can perform for transition to pkgsrc.
Matthew Dillon made a number of journaling-related commits today; in one of them, he included an extended writeup of some of the problems encountered when dealing with multiple transactions forwards – and backwards – in time.