This week, UnixReview.com has a lesson on including source code in groff documents, an example of deploying a large Content Management System, a review of the book “HP-UX 11i Version 2 System Administration” (HP-UX is BSDlike, if I recall correctly) and an article on certification.
Matthew Dillon bumped up the version of Development, so Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert could start work on LWPs, or Light Weight Processes. Simon’s already committed the first stage, and followed with a general explanation of how LWPs and LWKT work together.
Update: Simon also helpfully wrote out a roadmap for threading support.
Jeremy C. Reed asks that anyone running pkgsrc install and run
pkgsrc/pkgtools/pkgsurvey. This will send (generally anonymous) data to the pkgsrc project on which packages are being used. Repeating this monthly (as though a cron job) would be best.
If you’re still on the ports system, mail Jeremy the output of
pkg_info. He also hinted that the data on the most popular packages could be used for putting together a DVD.
Matthew Dillon proposed writing a polling mechanism that would work independently of the system hardclock. It’s apparently a simple task for anyone who has touched kernel code, and he’s looking for takers.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has updated the example cvsup files; the new target names (‘dragonfly-‘ prefix) have been available for a long time already, so you probably only need an update if you are using a custom cvsup file.
I point this out for the command’s obtuseness, not its utility. Dirk Liebke described the command necessary to (probably) shut down and power off a Solaris machine: ‘shutdown -g 0 -i 5 -y‘
I’ve seen nothing in the way of good news lately, on the mailing lists or about the web. So, in an effort to keep content appearing here, I’ll ask an idle question of you, the reader: Where do you go on the web for BSD news?