I took my own advice and made a little experiment: a cheesy status page for Joerg Sonnenberger’s pkgsrc binary site. The page lists the update time, in descending order, for all the packages on the site. (and links to them too.) Could it be better? Yep.
The default “Waiting for SCSI devices to settle” delay has been reduced to 5 seconds.
Jeremy C. Reed is writing an article, and he’s taking a survey of DragonFly users.
I have a number of small posts to link, and I’m placing them in one article: First, Joerg Sonnenberger mentions that he is updating his pkgsrc binary collection on an ad-hoc basis, though not everything is there yet. (Tracking updates is an afternoon project that would be enourmously beneficial, if anyone wants to try it…)
Also, Bob Bagwill contributed his own description of How Cabling Should Be. Last, Hiten Pandya commented on the idea of automatic crash reports, much like the “Feedback Agents” that upload crash information on the Windows platform.