- Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert suggests summarizing your changes in the first line of your commit message, as that first line gets used by other tools that read from git.
- Peter Avalos has set up a (speedy!) North American mirror of the DragonFly git repo.
- Aggelos Economopoulos has been adding Git tips for DragonFly to a page on the wiki.
The latest BSDTalk is a 23-minute conversation with Asterisk Open Source Community Director John Todd.
These positions where someone works for a company, specifically to interact with a community of people who may produce unpaid work for that company, intrigue me.
Hasso Tepper recently finished a bulk build of pkgsrc on DragonFly 2.1, with only just under 5% of packages actually failing to build. I think the “natural” average is around 3%-4% just from the natural disorder of over 8,000 3rd party software packages, so this is an excellent state to be in.
I’m working on a new set of 2.0.1 pkgsrc packages for download from pkgbox, incidentally.
Dru Lavigne’s got a link to the slides from the recent MeetBSD event, plus links to video of her presentation.
Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert has a experimental version of the NVIDIA FreeBSD driver changed for DragonFly; the code is available without any support so it’s not as simple as a download, unfortunately.
BSDTalk 165 has a 35-minute conversation with Julian Elischer while at MeetBSD. I wonder how many interviews Will backman got out of this event…
Hasso Tepper has made /dev/audio a symlink to /dev/dsp. DragonFly’s sound device hasn’t been /dev/audio in a while, but until recently in pkgsrc, applications that used audio would default to /dev/audio for playback. With this symlink, they all should work – or at least not be directing sound to a nonexistent device.
This isn’t dramatic news, but I can never remember which device is the right one, and this fixes that little issue for me.
David Tweed posted a short but interesting anecdote of his real-world experiences dealing with a large number of files, to follow up with a recent discussion on handling large directories with Hammer.