Wiger Van Houten made even more original wallpapers.
Recent discussion on the firstname.lastname@example.org list has led to another possible pkgsrc logo – this time, one you could print out and use to construct a small cube.
There’s two new BSDTalk podcasts since last I checked: one on IPv6 testing (15 minutes), and one interviewing Isaac “Ike” Levy (26 minutes).
Matthew Dillon has updated libarchive, including a fix for a recent security issue.
I’ve added desktop wallpapers for DragonFly to CVS, put together by Leonardo Baldelli, Wiger Van Houten, and Peter Avalos.
Baldelli: 1 2 3 4 5
Van Houten: 1 2 (widescreen)
Avalos: 1 2 (widescreen) 3 4 (widescreen)
Pictures marked ‘widescreen’ are at a wider aspect ratio.
Joe Talbott has added support for tying virtual CPUs (in virtual kernels, naturally) to real CPUs, so that a multiprocessor vkernel will actually use multiple processors.
There’s a post by the ZDNet Technical Director, George Ou, talking about the recently found issues with the Core 2 Duo processor.Â Rather, he’s talking about people’s opinions about it.
I’m not linking it because it necessarily has more information, as it’s already been covered here, but rather to show the difference in speed and depth that can be found between what more annoying people like to call old media (print magazines) and new media (this Digest).
FreshBSD is a new site that collates commits to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly, and pkgsrc in a web interface, along with filters, thank goodness.Â (Via hubertf)Â Alright, maybe not every BSD flavor and variation, but still a pretty comprehensive slice.
Leonardo Baldelli posted a link to a number of DragonFly desktop backgrounds he created.
A big thank you goes out to Peter Avalos, who brought in a large quantity of updates to the ahc(4) driver, originally from FreeBSD. Check this month’s commits to see his name a whole bunch of times. (Someone correct me if I have that man page link wrong.)
Matthew Dillon has added a page to the DragonFly website listing the PGP key for the DragonFly security officer.
Some nostalgia for those who have been computing for a long time: a chronological picture index of various Apple models.Â (Via Underwire)Yes, I know there were other computers in the 80’s, but they weren’t fun to look at, with some exceptions.
Credit goes to Hasso Tepper for recently doing a lot of cleanup in DragonFly’s USB code.Â This is one of those contributions that should be recognized, though it’s hard to have any one part to link to here.Â Here’s one commit of many.
Noah Yan has volunteered himself for porting DragonFly to AMD64; Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert, who has worked previously on this, suggested using git for handling changes, what with the next release coming soon.Â Simon even gave a short writeup on git.
Joerg Sonnenberger asks: could someone fix the Java 1.4 (or later) JDK so that it builds on DragonFly? Many would thank you.
Matthew Dillon asks that people concentrate on fixes for the next few weeks as we get ready for the 1.10 release.
Speaking of logos, why hasn’t this one been chosen for pkgsrc yet?
I’ll take a moment to point out that Joe “Floid” Kanowitz wrote up a lengthy analysis of the parts of GPL v3 as a comment to an earlier story here.Â I’ve posted a bunch of stories since then, so I’d hate for people to miss it after he did all that typing.
Joerg Sonnenberger has built binary packages from the recent 2007Q2 release of pkgsrc; the “stable” directory will be changed to point there. In fact, it may be a good idea to stick with that version for the next little while.
Incidentally, there has been some name changes in the Apache 2.2 modules.Â You will know if this matters to you.
Michal Belczyk has been experimenting with ways to make his Core 2 Duo system run less hot; he’s had some success. His patches should make it into DragonFly.