John Marino has removed gcc 4.4 in DragonFly, and replaced it with gcc 5.0. Two things to note: gcc 5 does not yet successfully build world, and DragonFly is an officially supported platform for gcc with this release.
If you have a em(4)/emx(4) card, AKA ‘Intel(R) PRO/1000’, Michael Neumann has an update for you. It’s from Intel’s 7.2.4 release of the code. This is to support the new I218 cards. Initial reports are positive.
I’m… not sure what happened this week. I read the same amount of material, went through my RSS feeds, and this is the only stuff that looked linkable. Sorry!
- This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous. (via)
- Odd Comments and Strange Doings in Unix. (via)
- .bashrc generator. (via)
- The next Internet is TV. (via)
- Robot Supercut. Kinda clickbaity, but I like the footage. (via)
- GnuPG needed funding, got funding. (via)
This week is relatively quiet.
- Raspberry Pi GPU acceleration in NetBSD 7. (via)
- OpenBSD networking on Macbook Pro?
- PC-BSD 10.1.1 is out.
- Is there any RNDIS support in any BSD?
- Ask HN: Laptop for FreeBSD?
- Stuck between OpenBSD and DragonFly BSD (mostly Web and File Server)
- devctl, a new device control utility in FreeBSD.
- FreeBSD has gained a VCHI driver for the Broadcom “VideoCore IV GPU”.
- Things you can remove from FreeBSD.
- PC-BSD gains ‘personacrypt’, for encryption of home directories.
- OpenBSD gained iwm(4), for Intel 7260 wifi.
BSDNow 075 has an interview with Ed Maste about what the FreeBSD Foundation has been up to, and I’m guessing from the “Part 1” in the title there’s going to be more information in a subsequent show. There’s also a roundup of various BSD news items — more than usual, I think.
Matthew Dillon brought in some wireless networking updates – the ath(4), iwn(4), and wpi(4) drivers are updated. There’s porting notes if you need them, too. In related news, rum(4) is also improved. The updates apparently benefited DragonFly and FreeBSD at the same time.
Francois Tigeot has updated the i915 drivers in DragonFly (remember the call for testing) to match what’s in Linux 3.10, which means you should get excellent accelerated video performance on most any recent Intel video chipset, on DragonFly.
There’s two important numbers in this new, nearly-an-hour-long BSDTalk: Half a
million billion, which are the number of people using FreeBSD via WhatsApp, and 250, which is the number of BSDTalk episodes so far. That’s a great milestone for BSDTalk. Oh, and the recording is from MeetBSD 2014, with Rick Reed talking.
Happy Groundhog Day!
- Early Copy Protection on the Apple ][. (via)
- If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It. I’ve linked to other stories on these computers before. (via)
- Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library’s job.
- A homebuilt MOS 6502 based microcomputer system. For those of you who thought the Hemingwrite link was interesting last week. Plus, is the 6502 the best chip ever for homebuilding? It sure crops up a lot. (via)
- The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge. (via)
- “Pretty much everything AOL touches dies.” I link to it because I once worked for Time Warner.
- “Networking for Systems Administrators” is now available on Kindle.
- Long Live Grim Fandango. (via)
- The Queen of Code. (via)
- The Media Archaeology Lab. (via)
- Duckspeak Vs Smalltalk. I agree that there’s less tools available these days. (via)
- Do you like capacitors?
- tectur.io. Startup “inspiration”. (via)
Your unrelated video link of the week: The showreel of Nick Denboer, AKA Smearballs. (also via)