You’ll have to listen to understand how this 7 minutes of news summary was put together.
BSDNow is a day early, but it has an interview with Ken Moore about Lumina, TrueOS (nee PC-BSD) and desktop BSD in general.
You weren’t planning to do anything else today, right? Find some headphones.
- The future of iOS is 64-bit only: Apple to stop support of 32-bit apps. Following a trend. (via)
- Four Column ASCII. (via)
- From the previous link source’s comments: “The Evolution of Character Codes, 1874-1968“, a PDF from this repo.
- A Quick Look at the SoftIron OverDrive 1000. Multiprocessor ARM is starting to show up in non-Pi shapes.
- How computer terms came from physical parts of the Mark I. Neat pictures, too! I know I’ve seen the moth one before. (via)
- How Linux got to be Linux: Test driving 1993-2003 distros. Someone do this with BSD flavors. (via)
- Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Molecular Tschunk Spheres. Sounds mathematical, but actually related to Chaos Communication Congress and food. Read the ‘small scale hack’ at the end. (also via)
- Printer Security. (via)
- Electrocuted CERN weasel joins McFlurry hedgehog at dead animal exhibit. (via)
- From free software to liberal software.
- Classic NES Series Anti-Emulation Measures. (via)
- CoVim – Collaborative Editing for Vim. (via)
- The Enviable Pedigree of UNIX® and POSIX®. (via)
- Level Up Your Game: The Untapped Potential of Roguelikes. (thanks, Brandon Gooch)
Your unrelated link of the week: Bandcamp Daily. Curated daily presentations about a band or type of music, where the enthusiasm for any given esoteric sonic whatsit oozes through the writing and samples are there to back it up. Of course I would like it. Recent highlights from just the past few days: a history of doom metal; Kid Koala’s new album, and whatever this is.
Note the end this week of pc98, the most focused of niche platforms.
- The trouble with FreeBSD. Gets a lot wrong, though.
- Found this sitting on my dusty bookshelf.
- Video editing and the FreeNAS Mini.
- a2k17 hackathon report: Patrick Wildt on the arm64 port
- Goodbye FreeBSD/pc98 (via)
- OpenBSD wallpaper.
- Lessons learnt from adding OpenBSD/x86_64 support to pkgsrc
- OPNSense 17.1 released.
- New BSD Magazine issue
The vkernel(7) code has been going through a lot of changes, and instead of linking to the many smaller commits, I’ll point at Matthew Dillon’s latest change since it’s detailed. What’s the performance difference? I don’t know yet if this is for performance or for stability.
The title for BSDNow 179 is probably a takeoff on the same reference as archive.org. There’s some interesting notes about Wayland, of course, and POSIX, and also CyberChef which probably isn’t what you think from the name.