A short thread about ACLs or Capabilities for another layer of security starts here – read through for some explanation.Â Work like this, though interesting, has to wait until the userland vfs/clustering work is done.
leaf.dragonflybsd.org’s drive was killed by a power outage. Matthew Dillon worked on restoring it yesterday, and it’s mostly back. If you had an account there, please check in and make sure your files are at least somewhat intact.
As a side effect, incremental backups are now possible with cpdup.
Bill Marquette has ported the lnc driver from FreeBSD to DragonFly (link forthcoming), which is in itself a port of the le driver from NetBSD.Â Pathces are available to try it yourself, or it should be added to DragonFly soon.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has shifted the ‘Preview’ tag to add in a recent bugfix.Â This issue just interfered with some packages compiling in pkgsrc, so this is not an urgent update.
the 15th International Conference on Computing (also known as CIC 2006) is coming to Mexico City, Mexico, in November, and they’re looking for proposal papers.
Sascha Wildner has set the utility ‘whereis‘ to work with pkgsrc the same way it used to with ports – finding where in the pkgsrc tree a given port is located.
I mention this because I tied to do this myself some time ago, and didn’t get it right.Â It’s a darn useful command.
Emiel Kollof, who at one point had managed to get the NVIDIA binary video driver working for FreeBSD, doesn’t think it’s going to happen again.