It’s teeny models week. I am reaching outside my normal topics this week, too.
Thanks to Daniel Fojt, diffutils, less, and sed have all had significant upgrades in DragonFly; the linked commits have the changes listed. Somehow I expect utilities like less(1) to be frozen in time, not still updated and changed.
The serial port in DragonFly is now set by default to 115200, not 9600 as anyone over 40 probably has memorized (along with the numbers 640, 1024, and 4.3M).
shutdown(8) and reboot(8) have some changes, which I find entertaining: “harder to kill“.
DragonFly’s sysclock_t is now a 64-bit value. This is a dramatic change, but should be invisible to userland. Meaning, you don’t have to recompile world/update packages/etc. It’s interesting but not eventful.
The first version of HAMMER took automatic snapshots, set within the config for each filesystem. HAMMER2 now also takes automatic snapshots, via periodic(8) like most every repeating task on your DragonFly system.
I like having shorter link texts so they all line up, but sometimes it’s unavoidably descriptive.
If you want to boot DragonFly on your UEFI machine, and also OpenBSD, and also Linux, Martin Aleksandrov Ivanov has you covered.
BSD Now is out for this week; no specific theme but there is a link to something I didn’t know existed: the Scotland Open Source podcast.
I know I say this often, but it’s important: I love cross-BSD commits.
HAMMER2 just became a little more DWIM: the pfs-list and pfs-delete directives will now look across all mounted filesystems, not just the current directory’s mount path. pfs-delete won’t delete any filesystem name that appears in more than one place, though.
If you have UEFI hardware, there’s been an update in DragonFly of the TianoCore EDK II headers. If you are like me, you will find the tianocore.org site helps to understand what this is for.
Hardware as the informal theme this week.
Remember, BSDCan 2020 is still streaming if you read this early enough.
BSDCan 2020 is being streamed right now and tomorrow, with all talks available.
If you use autofs, dhcpcd (x2), grep, or a Thinkpad with DragonFly, one of those linked updates may be of interest to you.
This week’s BSD Now has the most exciting title I’ve heard in some time, related to the type of disk being used in one of the stories. This week is mostly installation tales, really.
If you’re looking to use jails, there’s been a brief discussion about them on users@, which will be useful if you want to install packages or figure out how the loopback address works.