Sepherosa Ziehau's recent changes to UDP in DragonFly mention some performance gains to sheer packet count.
Markus Pfeiffer has imported FreeBSD's if_lagg to DragonFly.  It's for talking LACP over multiple network ports, so that the traffic from those multiple ports can be aggregated - if what's on the other end generally understands LACP.  (Failover mode may not count.)  Please test if you have that sort of surfeit of network ports.
There's a few more days of freeze for the pkgsrc-2014Q3 release of pkgsrc.  Normally I'd save this for the weekend In Other BSDs, but that'd be too late.
I have an excellent mix of links this week, I think.  I like to have multiple links on multiple topics.
Not even trying source links this week; there's plenty else to link. Update: EuroBSDCon is livestreaming!  (via)
I normally post these on Thursday night, but I didn't see it in my RSS feed.  I think this one feed is behind.  In any case, Episode 056 is a lengthy interview with Peter Wemm about the FreeBSD project infrastructure.  Allan and Kris are at EuroBSDCon, so I expect there will be some European BSD people getting interviewed in upcoming episodes.
There's a new bash vulnerability that could be a problem for a network-facing machine that happens to use bash.  (See here for test.)  As a BSD user, you can feel somewhat smugly superior since the default shell is tcsh and therefore it may not affect you - unless you've installed it from dports. John Marino has already updated dports.  A new binary is forthcoming, though you can always rebuild by hand if you don't want to wait. Update: oh, wait, not done.
Matthew Dillon hasn't committed anything to DragonFly in several days... cause he just got married!  Congratulations to the newly married couple.
Lots of links this week.  
Low on the source links this week, but there's plenty else. Update: from talk@nycbug, George Rosamond gives a nice APU setup summary.
There's been so much work in DragonFly recently that makes a desktop easier (i915 support, dports, and so on), that I decided to resurrect an older Dell machine and use it as my desktop. The Dell that I'm using is a leftover from someone else's workplace; it's 7 years old, and has "only" 4G of RAM and a Core 2 DuoE6600  CPU in it.  It works, however. Setting up DragonFly and installing xorg and so on is pretty straightforward.  Using dports makes it crazy quick to add all the packages.  I went for XFCE4 because I could.  Starting X gave me some trouble at first; the default config couldn't find the mouse and would eventually crash. Running 'X -configure' created a xorg.conf file I could edit, and these lines in /etc/rc.conf gave me a working mouse:
The crashing problem with my radeon-driven video card was fixed by turning off the acceleration - uncommenting this line in xorg.conf did it:
Option     "NoAccel"
Video performance isn't as nice as I would like it with acceleration, but this is an older machine anyway. I couldn't get sound working. Francois Tigeot has a branch of DragonFly that contains newer sound drivers brought over from FreeBSD, here: git:// (pcm_2014_september branch.) It doesn't support device cloning, so I can run Youtube videos and XMMS, but not audio from both at the same time.  (for instance; not that you'd want to do this other than by accident) I installed x11/webfonts, and web pages look a bit better after changing my default font preferences. And... that's about it.  It's a working desktop.  Digging up a half-height video card that has working acceleration is a next step, but I can't imagine that'll be expensive.  I wish I had done this a long time ago.
BSDNow 055 has the normal news items, and an interview with Adrian Chadd, who has dome a lot of work on FreeBSD network device drivers (and some coordination with DragonFly, too, thank you Adrian), plus a lengthy news roundup.
I need to get a legit certificate for this domain.  I've never done serious https cert shopping - who has, and what's your opinion of the vendors?  ("Not Network Solutions" I can already guess).
I didn't even notice, because this has been a difficult week for me, but I've hit over 6,000 posts on the Digest. I passed the 11-year mark too, a few weeks ago. Your unrelated video of the week: Tea Making Tips, from England in 1941.  This 60-year-old WW2-era film is actually one of the better how-to-deal-with-tea guides I've ever seen. (via)
I'm doing this little extra feature because I ran into several news items over the past week or so that made me say "what the hell?" out loud to my monitor. Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager.  All?  Almost all? Linux distributions use gparted, which is open source and can be updated.  Why not add to that?  Also, it's yet another preannouncement about how this new replacement tool will work - it's not functional yet. Text streams should be the fallback interface in Unix.  Every 2 or 3 years someone gets this idea in some form - somehow it doesn't overcome 40+ years of text usage. Revisiting How We Put Together Linux Systems.  Nobody can find fault with ideas like easier package management and signing.  (Though maybe having the same upgrade mechanism for base + 3rd party software isn't a good idea)  However. this answer, coming from part of the group behind systemd, ties all software installation into having a btrfs volume - even requiring a virtual btrfs volume if there isn't one installed.  Incompatible software versions are dealt with by turning /usr into a sort of container.  That kills any sort of need to interoperate with other software.  And of course it assumes there is no Unix but Linux.  (via) Grump grump grump.
This has been a very hectic week for me, but I still have links for you.
In a bit of perfect timing, PC-BSD's desktop environment, Lumina, has been ported to DragonFly, thanks to mneumann!  It's not in dports yet, but it should be buildable from source...
BSDNow 054 has an interview with Ken Moore of PC-BSD about the just-released-as-a-port Lumina desktop environment, along with a slew of news items and a Lumina walkthrough.