Victor Balada Diaz has committed his jail work, which adds support to jails for having more than one IP address, and also the ability to use IPv6.
A resurrected experiment: this local page shows the creation date of each binary pkgsrc package in Joerg’s archive, sorted in reverse chronological order. It’s updated daily. It’s an easy, cheesy way to tell when new packages have been uploaded. (The link for this page is also in the Links list on this page.)
Matthew Dillon is performing some significant cleanup of the kernel startup/VM code, so watch out if you are using the bleeding edge code.Â He synced Preview before starting, so Preview users can move to the code version just before this (potentially) destabilizing code.
If you could use over $100 USD, Petr Janda needs someone to port the getcontext and swapcontext calls to DragonFly’s libc, and he’s willing to pay the aforementioned money for it. Hop on now and make some quick money.
User ‘Haidut’ wrote up some notes on how he got DragonFly to boot from a USB stick.Â (Summary: it just worked.)
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert bought a new laptop, and wants to throttle the speed to reduce heat and power usage.Â He’s updated some of DragonFly’s est support from NetBSD’s est, the ‘Enhanced Speed Step‘ driver, which does just that.Â (These patches are not yet in the DragonFly src tree.)Â If you’re interested, don’t forget estd.
UnixReview.com has updated again with articles like “Test Your Knowledge of MySQL Topics” and “Reliably Multi-thread Calculations with Erlang“, along with 2 reviews: “Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design” and “The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer“.Â That last one sounds like a good geek gift.
bugs.dragonflybsd.org has seen a lot more activity lately, with the number of reported issues down by a third, to around 100. If you want to help out, try to replicate an older bug (especially ones from DragonFly 1.4), and mention if it doesn’t seem to be around any more. If you’re a developer, there’s a number of small patches under ‘feature’ that would be easy to check and commit.
Alistair Crooks, on the email@example.com mailing list, announced that pkgsrc is being ‘frozen’ for the 2006Q4 branch.Â That means no major changes for the next 2 weeks, and then a new release of pkgsrc comes out, just in time for the end of the year.