BSDTalk 143 is an interview with Deborah Norling, focusing on computer accessibility for the blind on BSD, and old computer equipment. It’s a very different interview from the normal technical overview. A choice quote: “We don’t have a [PDP] 11/70 cause they’re just too darn big”.
wiki.dragonflybsd.org has been updated by yours truly to 1.6.1 of MoinMoin; this should fix some reported errors with 1.6.0.
Peter Avalos has been working on CAM locking using lockmgr; he has a patch set available for anyone who wants in on the action.
If you’re willing to mentor a DragonFly project for Google Summer of Code, please speak up now, as the application is going in soon.
HEAD users will need to do a full buildworld/buildkernel because of Sepherosa Ziehau’s recent changes to ifnet.
Because my name is attached to a variety of DragonFly ‘things’, including this digest, sometimes I get bizarre email.
Sascha Wildner’s added experimental support for NICs using Silan Microelectronics’ SC92301 chip.
If you need an XSLT2 processor, or like programs written in Eiffel, Colin Adams has a program for you.
OnLAMP has a article talking about setting up Apache with SSL; it’s been covered elsewhere, but this article manages to not assume you’re using one platform or another, thankfully.
DragonFly user ‘why the lucky stiff’ has put together a book called ‘Nobody Knows Shoes‘.Â Shoes is a library for creating graphical interfaces on Ruby applications.Â The book is a lesson on how to use Shoes, mixed in with hand-drawn and collaged art, and available as a free download or a physical, purchasable object.
Alert readers may remember why’s previous book, “Why’s (Poignant) Guide to Ruby“.
Hubert Feyrer’s latest post detailing recent changes in NetBSD mentions strcspn(3), strpbrk(3) and strpspn(3) improvements coming from DragonFly.Â It’s gratifying to see good ideas spread.