Binary package removal for DragonFly 2.11 and below

On the 10th of November, I’m going to remove the binary pkgsrc packages from for DragonFly 2.8 through 2.11.  They are closing in on 2 years old at this point, and are from a pkgsrc branch that hasn’t been updated for that long.

If you are actually using version of DragonFly that old, you can continue building from pkgsrc normally; these are just prebuilt packages.

Clang-Day today for FreeBSD

Today is the day that FreeBSD moves to using clang by default.  This is not necessarily a surprise, but I like the finality of calling it “Clang-Day”.   I think Clang will probably be the next compiler brought into DragonFly’s base system, instead of the next release of gcc.  Don’t make any bets on my statement, though, cause I certainly won’t be the one doing it.  (It’s hard.)

Lazy Reading for 2012/11/04

I’m glad 3.2 is out the door.  I think I spent more time on release notes and watching package builds than any other release.

Your unrelated link of the day: Sir, You Are Being Hunted.  I link to the Kickstarter for this game for no other reason than I think it would be fun to play.

Chaos Communication Congress and DragonFly

Every year, the Chaos Communication Congress tends to gather at least a few DragonFly-using people, and this year is no different.  The event is being held in a much larger arena this year, in Hamburg, Germany, so there’s a good chance a DragonFly ‘assembly‘ could be held.  Speak up on the users@ mailing list, or EFNet #dragonflybsd, if you’re going too.  It’s happening on the last few days of this year, December 27th through 31st.