Jeremy C. Reed posted to users@ a note explaining that the BSD Certification Group has published its Usage Survey Report (k PDF). Some interesting things in the survey results - there were over 100 respondents using DragonFly in their work area, which is much more than I expected. Some of the "smaller" BSDs linked are interesting, too, as I had never heard of things like "Frenzy", "S-Core", or "MOS". Also, there are a number of good anecdotes that were written in as responses in the survey. The BSD Certification website seems to have had a nice makeover, too.
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Matthew Dillon is planning some major work on the routing of interrupts; if you are running the latest code, report any new breakages to bugs@, please.
DragonFly's been under heavy development for some time, with large under-the-hood changes going on. However, thing seem to be proceeding at a stable pace.
Michael Lucas's ongoing miniseries on network statistic collecting (neater than it sounds) has another installment up at OnLAMP.com's Big Scary Daemons.
Seen on hubertf's blog: the Google Summer of Code official results page. There's a metric buttload of BSD projects in there.
gobsd.com has the source code for various major BSDs at gobsd.com/code. It's apparent;y been there for a while, but only recently reactivated.
UnixReview.com seems to have recovered from last week's Linuxgasm and has several good articles up: a book review of "php|architectâ€™s Guide to PHP Security", "Regular Expressions: Getting Started with SCons" (a
makereplacement), and the Perl-oriented "Common Network Protocols".
Adrian Nida has put together a new version of Andrew Atren's atheros wireless driver; it's worked for him on DragonFly 1.3.6, so far. I don't know why this isn't included in the DragonFly system yet.
If you're running Preview or Development versions of DragonFly (1.3.x), David Rhodus has uploaded a new pkgsrc binary set, with over 3,200 packages built for DragonFly.
Matthew Dillon has added two new warnings in an effort to catch a mysterious DragonFly and FreeBSD bug.
drhodus's blog on GoBSD.com now describes a problem with the "
lost+found" directory created during a
Peter Schuller has a nice writeup (and addendum) explaining the capabilities of pkgmanager, an new utility for handling pkgsrc installation.
OpenOffice, which has been around for 5 years now, just released version 2.0. Wow, the web site is pretty.
OnLamp.com has an interview up now of some OpenBSD developers, talking about the about-to-be-released OpenBSD version 3.8.
drhodus's blog on GoBSD.com mentions a strange panic found on DragonFly and FreeBSD systems that has so far been unsolvable.
For those of you using PF, there's a tutorial by Peter Hansteen (OpenBSD-centric, but still applies) that was recently updated. (thanks, BSDForums)
Joerg Sonnenberger has a new version of the iwi(4) (Intel Wireless miniPCI adapters) driver, available for testing. Assuming no problems, it will be committed.
UnixReview.com has a review of a game for learning music, called GNU Solfege. The rest of the articles for the week are all Linuxy.