BSDNow 264 is available now and has the usual roundup of news, including discussion of Threadripper performance that I’ve avoided.
Chromium, the open sourced base of the Chrome browser, builds on BSDs, including DragonFly. But not without some work.
Built almost entirely with overflow from more than a week ago.
- GSoC 2018 Reports: Configuration files versioning in pkgsrc, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. (via)
- NextCloud on OpenBSD. (via)
- Anon Games, BSD games available freely through ssh. Or telnet, but don’t do that. (via)
- Let’s Try on OpenBSD: Baldur’s Gate 1 with gemrb and widescreen mod. Video. I link cause it’s interesting to see the setup work before the gameplay.
- Automatic switch wifi/ethernet on OpenBSD.
- Highly Available DHCP Server on FreeBSD. This is the first I’ve heard of Kea, though the article itself is about isc-dhcp.
- OpenBSD on an iBook G4. (via)
- NetBSD: kASan support officially added. kASan == Kernel Address Sanitizer. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.1 EOL.
- Color vt on FreeBSD.
- Syncthing on FreeBSD.
- Need help getting eMac G4 graphics to work.
BSDNow manages to hit a majority of the BSDs this week, talking about Free/Open/Net in various ways. No interview, but lots to hear about.
I am having trouble keeping up with BSD news items. This is a good problem to have.
- The History of a Security Hole. Cross-BSD. (via)
- hard state soft state confusion. A followup on the previous link.
- NetBSD 7.2 is out. More than one branch is supported, if you find yourself saying “didn’t 8 just release?”
- 2FA with ssh on OpenBSD. Useful; probably can extrapolate out. (via)
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource (2018.08 update). I didn’t realize this was getting regular updates; that’s a good thing. (via)
- HumbleBundle sale. Runs for another 5 days.
- OpenBSD on the Microsoft Surface Go. I appreciate the in-depth hardware listing.
- A look beyond the BSD teacup: OmniOS installation. Try to ignore the meme image linked in that article; it’s an example of BSD culture trying to destroy itself. The article is good for examining OmniOS.
- OPNSense 18.7.1 released.
- OpenBSD-current changes as an RSS feed.
- Valuable News – 2018/08/25 and 2018/09/02.
- New ZFS Boot Environments Tool.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 15 – Configuration – Fonts & Frameworks.
- arm64 gains RETGUARD. OpenBSD architecture.
- Theo on the latest Intel issues. “currently public artifacts”, should give you pause.
- OpenBSD Foundation gets first 2018 Iridium donation! I had not heard of Handshake before.
- Native Encryption for ZFS on FreeBSD CFT. (via)
- OpenSSH 7.8 is out. (via)
This week’s BSDNow covers a few things I haven’t seen yet – a news update from the FreeBSD Foundation, and a status report on Project Trident.
There’s a social meeting for NYCBUG tomorrow, September 5th, at Suspenders. As far as I can tell, the only difference between “technical meeting” and “social meeting” is if there’s a presentation. Go, if you are near.
If you are near Stockholm, there’s a BSD User Group meeting tomorrow night. Go, if you are near.
Lots of event notices in here… Watch for what’s near you.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting is September 5th, with a Trident demo. I’ll post a reminder.
- OpenBSD.Amsterdam. Dedicated OpenBSD/vmd servers, which is a neat idea. Could probably do the same thing with vkernels.
- MeetBSD is happening October 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. (via)
- Configuring OpenBSD – System and user config files for a more pleasant laptop. Not all of it is OpenBSD-specific. (via)
- Happy Bob’s Libtls tutorial. Also not wholly OpenBSD-specific; more libressl-specific. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 is happening March 21-24, Tokyo, Japan. (via)
- Ravenports now on gcc 8.2.
- Recent freebsd-jobs posts.
- [talk] ARM – any Tier-1 *BSD options? Nice support work from Netgate.
- libfuzzer, parts 1, 2, and 3 – a Summer of Code project for NetBSD. I linked the first one before, but hadn’t followed up until now. (via)
- OpenBSD, SpamPD and the Startup Bug. (also via)
- Public Access Multics. I am happy just typing that sentence.
No interview this week in BSDNow 261, but links to a recent 1999 convention video, details about TrueOS/Project Trident, and the usual.
Still haven’t cleared my backlog of links…
- “DISABLE HYPERTHREADING ON ALL YOUR INTEL MACHINES IN THE BIOS.” You should not be surprised by this. (via)
- X11 on really small devices. There’s video, though it’s a .mov file and so could also be on YouTube.
- mandoc-1.14.4 released.
- NetBSD machines at Open Source Conference 2018 Kyoto. (via)
- Modern-day package requirements. I could have sworn I linked to this before.
- Michael MacInnis: Oh a new Unix shell – BSDCan 2018. Video, also probably mentioned indirectly before, but now there’s comments.
- unbound-adblock. “The ultimate network adblocker!” (via)
- OpenBSD on an iBook G4. (via)
- Netgate SG-1000. Runs pfSense; haven’t tried it but I like it just cause it’s tiny.
- PICO-8 works on OpenBSD using iridium browser. (via)
- People who run BSD: A series of BSD user interviews. I wish this kept going. (via)
- Valuable News for 2018/08/11 and 2018/08/18.
- Michael W. Lucas on IT the to D.
- End of life for NetBSD 6.x.
Overflow from two weeks running, cause of travel.
- Next SemiBUG meeting is on the 21st. I’ll post a reminder.
- Solene’s percent % : Easy encrypted backups on OpenBSD with base tools. (via)
- installing Postgresql on NetBSD, need help.
- Why do you use (or contribute to) BSD, rather than Linux?
- The Battle of the Schedulers: FreeBSD ULE vs. Linux CFS (USENIX).
- EuroBSDCon 2018 registration is open. Early Bird until the 24th. (via)
- And now your “bsd.network is a goldmine of BSD information links” section:
- VMware vs bhyve Performance Comparison. (via)
- BSD Pizza Night in Portland, Oregon, on the 30th. I’ll post a reminder. (via)
- BSD Users Stockholm Meetup #3, September 5th. I’ll post a reminder for that too.
- “Wrote a dynamic inventory provider for FreeBSD jails.“
- Divelog programs: subsurface, divecmd. Things I didn’t know existed, and they are ports.
- Also now in OpenBSD ports: spacetrader. My favorite game genre.
- Godeps support in pkgsrc.
- Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd edition, off to the publisher.
- MidnightBSD: an Introduction, available as a free ebook from Amazon.
BSDNow 259 is out, and I happen to have just come off a 10-hour drive, so I will do nothing other than point you at the episode.
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.
- Happening later today, at 2 PM Eastern: “OpenBSD ports: the basics” on twitch.tv.
- Valuable News – 2018/08/04.
- Jared McNeill has finished porting #NetBSD to ROCKPro64.
- The third BSD Users Stockholm Meetup, September 5th. (via)
- The Etsh Project. Enhanced Thompson Shell; an updated version of the V6 UNIX shell originally written by Ken Thompson in 1975. (via)
- TrueOS test on ThinkPad T410 notebook.0
- Implementing a clone of OpenBSD pledge into the Linux kernel. (video, via)
- Where are the config for pkg_add and pgkin located?
- Writing Business Cashflow. KPIs for your own business, which in this case is (partially) BSD books.
- Speaking of which, Second Editions versus the Publishing Business.
- OPNSense 18.7 released.
- FreeBSD on ARM64. Hosted service, via.
- Changes to NetBSD release support policy. (via)
- Anyone use netbsd as a desktop, how is it?
- looking for help with freebsd 11.2 install.
- Ask Noah Show 77: Should You Ditch Linux for FreeBSD. (via)
BSDNow 258 showed up a bit early this week: Among the normal news articles about technology and BSD conventions are notes about how HardenedBSD is setting up their non-profit board. I like seeing that sort of governance documented as it’s happening; it’s the right way to inform people.