Sepherosa Ziehau has another test patch for optimizing network speed; he's looking for (but not exclusively) ipv6 users. It's pretty safe, though it will require a quickworld.
- 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 Git repositiory for DragonFly is up and running, and Simon 'corecode' Schubert asks people to use a mirror. The update messages to commit@ are working. There's places to see the repo via the web, too.
Instructions for using Git to access DragonFly source for users and committers has been posted, with a special note on the origin tag. However, it's not quite ready yet...
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.
Thanks to the efforts of Hasso Tepper, support for the FreeDesktop HAL (hardware abstraction layer) using the bleeding-edge versions of DragonFly and pkgsrc is available.
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.
Lazy Sunday? Running carp? Why not try Sepherosa Ziehau's carp patch? No, I don't know what it does.
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.
Sepherosa Ziehau has updated the Broadcom bge(4) network interface driver so that it apparently now goes as fast as possible; e.g. receiving at the full line rate of 1Gbps.
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.
Hasso Tepper has made some fixes to SATA ATAPI code that fix some of the issues with SATA CD/DVD readers, though some issues remain. Please test if you've got the hardware to match.
Will Backman has another podcast up; this one being 38 minutes of FreeBSD Core Team interviews from the just-concluded MeetBSD event.
Will Backman visited iXsystems recently, and he has a 8 minute podcast with the details up as BSDTalk 163.
python15 and zope25 are being removed from pkgsrc, unless someone speaks up. If you're that someone, post to the email@example.com list about it.
Hasso Tepper is taking advantage of his new pkgsrc commit bit and working on a KDE change, by removing the need to have arts included when building the rest of KDE. He's testing on DragonFly, so a side benefit will be better DragonFly integration.