Read and go!Â Please use a mirror if possible.Â If you’re feeling torrentish, Christian Sturm has a BitTorrent link.
BSDTalk 155 is a short 7 minute interview with Martin Tournoij from DaemonForums.org.
Do you run a mirror?Â Make sure you’re downloading the 2.0 release ISO.Â The release won’t officially happen until there’s enough ISOs floating around for people to actually reach it.
Matthew Dillon made some last-minute changes to Hammer mirroring;Â it’s made the options a lot simpler.
If you want to commit something for 2.0, do it now!
If you are so inclined, test 2.0 building with a ‘cd /usr/src/nrelease; make installer release‘
More links for fun:
- The newest @Play column explores the limitations of using alphabet letters to represent all species in roguelike games.
- From the you-will-need-this-someday department: Giorgos Keramidas describes how to change your keymap for the Windows key. (via)
- Clay Shirky describes the existence of open source communities (needs Flash) and how they manage to last. Focuses on Perl, but applies to how most open source projects work. This talk captures the reasons for open source better than anything I’ve seen. (via)
- A Google talk (which also needs Flash) with the creators of the WarGames movies. WarGames is probably the last, most realistic Hollywood movie ever made about computer hacking. (via)
Matthew Dillon posted a July 16th Hammer update where he details causing a lot of write activity on a USB-connected, Hammer-formatted hard drive, and then yanking the USB connector out. Apparently, doing that 50 times over didn’t even faze Hammer. (Of course, be careful trying that with power.) He’s been committing a lot for Hammer, along with Sascha Wildner and Thoman Nikolajsen. A side benefit is that the Hammer work has exposed some issues in CAM.
Bonus link: Matthew Dillon talks about ‘purposeful destabilization‘, and man pages for hammer(8) and mount_hammer(8) are now available online.
It’s been 5 years since Matthew Dillon announced DragonFly. Happy 5th birthday, us!
2.0 is going to be released on the 20th.Â If you’re committing, make sure to put it both in the 2.0 and 2.1 branches, please.Â And get it in quickly!Â If you’ve contributed changes to this release, please get them listed in the 2.0 release document that Matthias Schmidt has been conscientiously updating.
Sometimes BSD references show up in wierd places.Â (marginally NSFW)Â (Via)
The 2.0 release of DragonFly will be on the 20th of this month.Â I’ll be working on a new set of pkgsrc packages to match.
Matthew Dillon posted a note about a last-minute bug in Hammer – make sure you sync before unmounting. It will only lose about 30 seconds of data at worst. He should have it fixed today, with the 2.0 branching tonight.
Matthew Dillon’s posted another one of his Hammer updates: mirroring is done, and there’s a few outstanding issues he lists.
There’s been a lot of linkworthy things lately, which I will list here in an effort to catch up:
- Jeremy C. Reed kindly updated BIND in DragonFly to cover for the recent cross-vendor DNS issue.
- Michael Neumann removed the 3-decade-old bug in yacc recently found by an OpenBSD developer.
- Smallest possible actual file size on Hammer: 272 bytes.
- Peter Avalos updated libarchive to 2.5.5.Â He detailed plans to start using the BSD-licensed version of cpio, with the GNU version dropped by DragonFly’s 2.3 release.
- This conversation between Dmitri Nikulin and Matthew Dillon is very interesting, partially because it contains detailed opinions from experienced people, but also because it’s an amicable disagreement – a rare thing on the Internet.
- Michael Neumann has added support for the NVIDIA MCP61, MCP65, MCP67, MCP73 and MCP77 chipsets, some of it from FreeBSD.
I know I just posted something like this, but Dru Lavigne’s got another link collection.Â The story about dsw is a gem.
Matthew Dillon’s latest commit of mirroring for Hammer has some details on how it works, for the curious.
Sascha Wildner has updated timezone info. Check the commit message, though… apparently, there’s a lot more changes going on with the international system of timezones than I ever expected.
Sepherosa Ziehau’s recent nfe(4) and et(4) changes have made some significant network speed improvements.
Is it a linkpile if I link to someone else’s linkpile?
- Dru Lavigne’s posted another one of her link roundups.
- A cruel Hans Reiser joke buried in a Wikipedia edit. (via)
- The howling void brings news of a virtual C system. It sounds interesting from the description, and at the same time bizarre. C already runs on pretty much every platform ever; it seems strange to have to virtualize it to make it work.
- Update your DNS server.
- An old bug and a crazy bug.
Matthew Dillon is this week’s subject on BSDTalk, with 30 minutes of conversation and lots of Hammer content.