I posted my most recent results from a bulk build of pkgsrc; I’m planning to follow the quarterly release branches of pkgsrc.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a web archive of this to point at, but Chris Pressey just posted a patch to the long-dormant BSD Installer mailing list that updates the installer to work with Lua 5.1.2. It previously only worked with 5.0.x versions. (Thanks, Chris Buechler, for the link!)
‘walt’ has some tips on how to get at least a relatively recent version of Java running on DragonFly.Â We really need an update of the LinuxÂ emulator, as that’s what keeps this and some other things from working.
Traditionally, in BSD-land, MFC means ‘merge from current’, bringing code changesÂ from the bleeding edge back to a recent release.Â Apparently, it’s a bizarre mashup of the fast food chains McDonalds and KFC in China.
The latest interview on BSDTalk is an interview with Anders “Ragge” Magnusson about his work on pcc.Â Looking at the mailing lists, there is apparently a new website being put together.
Here’s some lazy reading for a Friday: “The Digital Revolution“, a history of digital technology, which not surprisingly is mostly about computer history.Â There’s some interesting mentions of World War 2-era computer technology there. (via)
There’s a buffer overflow in OpenSSL that was (re)found recently; there’s a patch available, and it looks like we need it.
BSDTalk 130 is out, with a conversation between Michael Dexter and Marko Zec at EuroBSDCon 2007.
It’s apparently possible to listen to this by phone: +1 (360) 227-6093.Â I have no idea what the charges are…
The Lost Format Preservation Society documents the different data storage formats that have existed in recent times. Scroll to the right, as they cover a lot.Â Depending on your age, you will be surprised by the number of analog recording formats that have vanished in the past 10 years. (via)
Jeremy C. Reed, who has contributed to DragonFly, has a new book out: ”
BIND 9 DNS Administration Reference Book“, which collects the ISC documentation on BIND. He has a number of other publications both in print and upcoming. (via)
There’s been a number of code additions worth noting that I’ll place here in bullet form:
- Hasso Tepper has committed the sensor framework to DragonFly, coming from OpenBSD via FreeBSD.Â He’s also added the coretemp andÂ lm/it drivers.
- Sascha Wildner has updated timezone info, which apparently changes much more often, and more bizarrely, than I’d expect.
- There’s a UUID now for Matthew Dillon’s upcoming HAMMER file system.