Aaron LI has ported timeout(1) to DragonFly. It’s a way to run a command with a time limit, and I’m happy to say it is a cross-BSD item, coming from NetBSD by way of FreeBSD.
It’s online, so everyone can go to “Chatting About TLS and Orcs, by Michael W. Lucas“, tomorrow night. I’m putting this reminder the day before because you have to mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom invite.
I’m doing a catch-up post here to note all the smaller updates, some cross-BSD, that have gone into DragonFly in the last week or two: openresolv 3.12.0, dhcpcd 9.4.0, tzdata2020f, 802.11 channel definitions, stdbuf(1) and libstdbuf(3), sockaddr_snprintf(), and getaddrinfo(1).
End of year reviews are showing up; probably more next week.
- Core Dump Central. Versions of rogue, plus online!
- Unboxing the best gift of 1983: the Commodore SX-64.
- Cabinet Magazine finally has an RSS feed.
- Digitizing 14,000 woodblocks, a webinar. (via)
- And here’s the woodblocks, free to download.
- Fictional videogame stills. (also via)
- Managing my personal server in 2020. Not BSD but much, maybe all of it, translates. (via sorry I lost track)
- Hopefully XScreenSaver can’t crash your car.
- The Complete History Of First-Person Shooters. Linked cause the author is someone I remember reading 20 years ago. (via)
- Séamas O’Reilly’s Bumper Comics Of The Year 2020 Extravaganza. That what used to just be Vertigo has shown up in many comics.(via)
- Systems with JT, “first impression reviews of amateur operating systems”. (via)
- Life at 50. Life the game.
Your unrelated video of the week: Throat Notes, from the same person who did Double King.
I am happy to be in the new year.
- Most important this week: Chatting About TLS and Orcs, an online NYCBUG speaker event with Michael W. Lucas. RSVP so you can see.
- On the way to the first thousand BSD-powered computers in the hardware database.
- BSD Games for Linux. (via)
- Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.
- Starting with FreeBSD jails.
- A potted history of UNIX, just up to BSD. (via)
- The FreeBSD 92. Nakatomi Socrates BSD Easter Egg. Followup from last week’s link. (Thanks, D. Ebdrup.)
- The world’s chunkiest card reader.
- Valuable News – 2020/12/28.
- Use Android USB Tethering to Get Internet on FreeBSD. (via)
- It feels like the broad Unix API is being used less these days.
- A Big Sur look for WindowMaker on OpenBSD.
You can’t tell directly from the commit message, but committing to DragonFly may trigger a reminder to MFC, based on commit message content. This is thanks to Aaron LI. It’s little, but this sort of automation is a good idea.