There’s a Xapian-powered search function on www.dragonflybsd.org now; it should be easier now to figure out where I shuffled everything.
There is, as of this writing, 245 bugs listed in the DragonFly bug tracker. Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert and other have been doing an excellent job of fixing/cleaning items listed there, but it can always use more input.
If you’ve posted something to bugs@, it’s in the bug tracker. Please, especially if it was fixed, make sure the ticket is closed.
University videos on How to Program a PDP-11. Watch and feel relieved at how far technology’s come in terms of convenience.
The most recent DCBSDCon blog post mentions that there will be FreeBSD and OpenBSD goodies for sale at the conference, plus DragonFly media. That’s me; I’m burning a pile of DVDs with a LiveDVD image of DragonFly 2.1, which should be freely available at the convention.
There’s RSS (and Atom) feeds available from the DragonFly website now – these feeds cover changes to the site, including the former wiki-only content.
As Simon ‘corecode’ Schubert posted, DragonFly needs a system with a good amount of CPU and a good amount of bandwidth to do bulk pkgsrc builds. I’ve been doing it in several places and we don’t have the right combination of bandwidth and speed in any of them.
Donation of hardware that can later be placed somewhere with extra bandwidth would be helpful, too.
Assuming your DNS has caught up, www.dragonflybsd.org has been updated using ikiwiki to merge the wiki and the regular site.
Everything that was in the wiki is now present in the Documentation area, and can be edited in the same way. Enjoy! Please tell me if you encounter problems, especially as this is my fault.
There’s an oldest file meme, first seen here, where you find the oldest files in your home directory and figure out where they came from. The page I linked to uses a Linux-specific search, but some other pages have a scripted way to do it that should work on DragonFly.
Something I’ve been holding onto for a while and only got around to looking at tonight: A Git introduction at a Google TechTalk, via YouTube.
Anecdote: I saw Randal Schwartz, the speaker, at a Perl conference back in… 2000? He was a decent speaker, and I went up after his talk to tell him how I was (successfully) using two programming practices he specifically deprecated during his talk. Not that it was any better an idea because of that…
In the ridiculously rare event that my old-school credentials are ever challenged, I will just point to my store-bought 5.25″ floppy of Castle Wolfenstein for the Apple ][, complete with typewritten label.
- SysV init must die (via) Someone mentioned runit in IRC the other day, I think...
- V7 Unix for x86 (also via) Put on the bellbottoms.
- This blog has been running various sed and awk one-liner demonstrations, among other things; very useful tricks to remember. Go through the history; there’s fun and useful stuff.
It makes me happy to see code spread across multiple BSDs.