Happy Almost Fool’s Easter Day! I have to be at work in a few hours, at 3 AM, so this is all I was able to find in the time I have.
BSDNow 239 does not have an interview, but it does talk about using OpenBSD to prevent unwanted traffic out to the internet, plus a ‘poetic license’.
According to Tomohiro Kusumi, libfuse compiles on DragonFly. This is only one-half of the equation, however. Kernel-side FUSE needs to be ported in order to use FUSE-based filesystems, so there’s a project ripe for the taking…
I branched DragonFly 5.2 last night, and built a release candidate, which should be available at most any mirror by now. If no surprises turn up, the release should be this weekend or a little after, because of the holiday.
Jim Keenan is speaking tomorrow at the NYC Perlmongers meeting about testing on non-Linux platforms. i.e. BSD. Go, if you are near.
Welcome the newest committer to DragonFly: Aaron LI!
One of these links is a warning, but you won’t know until it’s too late.
This week’s BSDNow includes an interview with Ryan Zezeski of Illumos, plus lots of other topics, including more on NomadBSD and Lumina.
BSDStats was in DragonFly as a default-to-disabled rc script. It’s been removed. It’s still available, and updatable, in the form of the dport. The bsdstats.org website should have more info about what it does. (though the site appears to be down right now)
Tonight, there’s a QubeOS vs OpenBSD presentation at SemiBUG, plus Michael W. Lucas will be bringing copies of his new SSH Mastery book edition.
If no surprises happen, the release candidate for DragonFly 5.2 will be built this weekend.
Late, odd-day post cause it wasn’t up like normal on Thursday: BSDNow 237 has no interview but a number of recent news items, including details on the Pale Moon / OpenBSD port issues that I was not aware of until now.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In the U.S., we drink green beer and wear kilts, cause nobody’s terribly sure what Irish means within an American context anymore.
Your unrelated mollusk-related death metal of the week: Slugdge.
The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.
Aaron LI wrote a tool to update a running DragonFly system from an existing image – release or snapshot. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s very promising. It’s up on Github so if this gets you excited, you know what to do.
This is a sort of nice non-report report, cause EFI booting just works fine, as you’d hope/expect.
Sepherosa Ziehau presented on DragonFly’s network stack at the just-concluded AsiaBSDCon 2018. He posted a link to the badges, his paper, and his slides.
Old games – but not too old, for this week’s theme.
- Those pesky Makefiles.
- Star Control lead devs fire back at Stardock lawsuit. I link to this just to point to the excellent open source game Ur-Quan Masters, which is available on every BSD.
- Liberating a X200. (via)
- The Worlds of Ultima.
- Anime Floppy Discs. (via)
- Fashion shows are better at the future than movies, according to this jwz post – and I agree.
- The Basic Toolbox. A good checklist.
- SPHINX, 1987.
- Adding Colors to man. (via)
- Freedombox. Not necessarily endorsing this setup, but running your own server is an excellent, excellent idea.
- Shaolin Chamber 36. Soundtrack music. (via)
- Related: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, one of the best kung fu movies.
- Shell readability: main and Shell readability: function parameters.
- The world of Linux Handhelds in 2018. That and the source link comments take you to some tiny hardware, which is my reason for reading.
- Wing Commander II.
- What free software is so good you can’t believe it’s available for free? A good chunk of what’s named here is immediately available to you via ports/dports/pkgsrc, without advertising or nagging, or the need to register in some megacorporation’s app store. Think about how nice that is, for a minute.. (via multiple places)
- How to tell when a company thinks they dominate part of a market: they drop interoperability with other protocols.
It’s a week for good quotes to pull from linked stories.