Will Backman has no interviewee this week on BSDTalk.Â Instead, he extols the virtues of the command line.
Some light reading: a recent conversation on an OpenBSD mailing list about what they deal with in terms of closed-source binary files, and another one on the relicensing of files under both the GPL and a BSD license.Â Both are nicely presented on Kerneltrap.
EuroBSDCon is coming up in about 2.5 weeks; there will be, instead of a “Works In Progress” session, a poster session.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, scientific conferences often have poster sessions, where people document their work on a single large sheet, post it with others, and answer questions as others come by to view the data on display.Â There are more in-depth explanations for the curious.
Dru Lavigne has put together a DVD with multiple BSDs included, along with documentation.Â It’s for use by people studying for the BSDA, which I haven’t covered enough lately.
Apparently Softpedia thinks DragonFly is up to version 1.2 and is yet another Linux distribution. Plus, their DragonFly article would be an exact copy of the DragonFly website’s main page text, if it wasn’t for the errors they added. (via Sascha Wildner)
Sascha Wildner has committed two fixes that were previously missed but noticed again due to a comment on this digest.Â Yay us/me!
Hasso Tepper is planning to remove Arcnet and Token Ring support. This probably affects no-one at this point.
The latest BSDTalk has an interview with Lucas Holt, founder of the MidnightBSD project.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has been busy; in addition to adding Noah Yan’s work to get a 64-bit world to cross-build, he’s switching to vendor branches in CVS, asking people to pay attention to the AMD64 changes in the tree, and wanting to dump the pc64 platform.
DragonFly has been updated to 1.10.1, solving a few recently found bugs.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has committed Noah Yan’s work on AMD64 support, making it possible to cross-compile a 64-bit world (not kernel, not yet) on a 32-bit system.
Matthew Dillon found a problem in DragonFly with msdosfs mounts.Â He’s fixing it momentarily.
This is only a problem if you are running the very latest version of 1.11.
Matthew Dillon pointed out that an update of our dump system, as used by dumpsys() (sorry, no man page), would be useful – perhaps taking from recent FreeBSD changes.
YONETANI Tomokazu mentioned the minor steps needed to have a program other than sendmail handling local mail delivery.
Matthew Dillon has changed the way the installer CDs are built, and mentioned an idea I support wholeheartedly: creating DragonFly CDs/DVDs that come with common software already installed.Â His changes don’t make that happen, but they do make the possibility easier.
Peter Avalos has updated libarchive to 2.2.6, though it doesn’t look like it changes much for us.
CARP has been added to DragonFly.Â For those unfamiliar with it, it’s a protocol for having an IP address fail over to a new system without (significant) interruption, similar to IETF/Cisco’s VRRP.
BSDTalk has a new interview up of Matthew Dillon, where he talks about the 1.10 release.
In addition, Will Backman, the person who conducts BSDTalk, is himself interviewed on episode 74 of “Linux Reality” (Via BSDNews)
Sepherosa Ziehau is switching DragonFly from IPFW1 to IPFW2, which has the same rule syntax.Â Gergo Szakal helpfully pointed out that the differences between the two versions are listed in the IPFW man page under “IPFW2 ENHANCEMENTS”.
Hasso Tepper has been adding support for a variety of USB devices lately, from the common to the uncommon.