Oddball finds week.
Your unrelated video of the week: “treat the human face like a graphic equaliser for breakbeat“. Hypnotic. (via)
I’ve mentioned it before, but this recent update to dma in DragonFly reminded me: “dma” stands for DragonFly Mail Agent, a minimal mail agent created for DragonFly as a lighter, local replacement for Sendmail in a base install. But! It’s cross–platform now, and even “upstream” from DragonFly.
This week’s BSD Now is an excellent HTTP joke but is also effectively a guest episode, with some new talkers.
James Cook is interested in working on zalloc in DragonFly, taken from the projects page. Follow his questions and the answers if this interests you.
This is a good link week; several deep dives.
This week’s BSD Now, a light run, talks about licensing and industrial automation, but not at the same time.
Matthew Dillon implemented POLLHUP for pipes in DragonFly, in -current and 6.0. I mention it because it was for Zig support, and it’s always nice to get a bug report directly from people developing a tool or language.
I’ve seen this a number of times over the years: if you’re installing DragonFly and the install drive seems to disappear, it might be the USB port you plug into.
Time for a new category marking.
- 2021 IGF nominees: stunning environments, cosmic horror and not-horror, and there’s a bunch more summaries.
- Full Motion, Double High-Res Video Playback on the Apple IIe.
- Understanding OpenSSH’s future deprecation of the ‘ssh-rsa’ signature scheme. More than one thing named RSA, is the issue.
- The Ratings Game, Part 3: Dueling Standards. Goes with lyrics labeling in music.
- Digital.Visual.Material, computers as audiovisual material, a symposium. (via)
- “Bluetooth” name origin story filters through to normal media – remember I linked to a similar story some time ago? There’s a lifecycle to where news shows up.
- NEVER OBSOLETE. (via)
- Diffusion-limited aggregation, so you now know where that one screensaver comes from. (The more interesting source.)
- Nixie tubes AND persistence of vision effects, together.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1988: P.R.E.S.T.A.V.B.A. and 1989: Monster Island.
- A Few More Useful Pandoc Tricks.
- z88dk, the z88 development kit. (via)
- How the personal computer broke the human body. Excellent pictures. (via)
- Who Invented Heavy Metal?
Some opinion, some documentation.
If you are upgrading an older 5.8.x system to DragonFly 6, and get a lua error when updating pkg: manually copy over a config file, and you’ll be set.
This week’s BSD Now leads with that article about how the GPL isn’t fit for purpose; read it if you have not yet.
Sascha Wildner has added the PCI IDs for various recent ichsmb(4) devices. This I think just means a correct device name in dmesg, but unidentified smbus devices has plagued me for years, even with other operating systems.
The ChiBUG May 11th Meeting is today, and it’s virtual – so you can go and should.
DragoFly 6.0 is tagged and ready for download. There’s ISO images and of course you can upgrade using the notes on the release page. One of the improvements in this release cycle is improved dsynth support, so of course there are many prebuilt packages available; don’t forget to update those too.
Nostalgia mini-theme this week, or maybe “classical”?
Lots to read, yet I still have unposted tabs!
There’s only been one issue found in the release candidate so far. It’s fixed, so I’ll tag and build 6.0 within the next few days.