BSD Now 334 is posted, with juuuust the right mix of items; some advocacy, some license confusion (for Linux), etc. I notice linked in the bottom section the
February, er March NYCBUG meeting will have Paul Vixie talking at their meeting, which hasn’t even been mentioned on the NYCBUG site yet.
I imagine this may work for any BSD, really. Aaron Li has the instructions, which may be especially useful for non-English readers.
Unofficial theme: conventions. There’s lots of options this year; you should go. If you are reading this, you’re the right demographic to enjoy one.
- Upgrading FreeBSD from 11.3 to 12.1.
- VVVVVV seems to work fine on OpenBSD (6.6-current #595).
- ReDoomEd – works on BSD. (via)
- BSDCan 2020 is June 3-6 in Ottawa, and the Call for Papers ends tomorrow.
- Other BSD-related conferences. (via)
- SEMIBUG’s next meeting is next Tuesday, with Michael Lucas talking about SNMP. He knows.
- The slides from the January 8th NYCBUG meeting are available, showing off notqmail. For further edification, here’s a podcast on the same topic.
- iked(8) automatic IPv6 blocking removed. (OpenBSD)
- Improving the ptrace(2) API and preparing for LLVM-10.0.
- Working towards LLDB on i386.
- GSoC 2019 Final Report: Incorporating the memory-hard Argon2 hashing scheme into NetBSD. Completed just in time for GSoC 2020.
- OPNsense 19.7.9 released.
- Pinebook-Pro with Manjaro Linux running accelerated qemu-system-aarch64 FreeBSD -current. Emulated, so the comment there led me to this tweet about NetBSD on Pinebook.
- LPI and BSD working together.
- Switching DistroWatch over to FreeBSD – AMA.
- Valuable News – 2020/01/13.
- Using the OpenBSD ports tree with dedicated users.
- Run broot on FreeBSD. Can’t use without saying “I am broot!” over and over.
The most recent BSD Now episode is unfortunately not all about legacy hardware as I would enjoy, despite the title, but the usual mix of news items – mostly about new platforms to find BSD.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow at the usual place. Go, if you are near.
No theme evolved, but lots more links this week.
- Nextcloud 17 on FreeBSD 12.1.
- BSD user groups in Italy. (via)
- Announcing the pkgsrc-2019Q4 release. (via)
- HEADS UP: Wayland and WebRTC enabled for NetBSD 9/Linux. (pkgsrc, via)
- Unlock Your UNIX Laptop with Your Phone. I normally pull vermaden items directly from RSS, but the Lobste.rs comments may also be interesting.
- Valuable News – 2020/01/06.
- The BSDCan 2020 call for papers closes on the 19th; get yours in soon!
- ChiBUG meets on the 14th. I’ll post a reminder.
- Using rsnapshot for easy backups.
- Archives are important to retain and pass on knowledge. Someday, you will thank you.
- Firefox pkg for 6.6-stable will not receive latest updates. (OpenBSD)
- FreeBSD end-of-year recap by adridg. FreeBSD, Calamares.
- Hunspell on FreeBSD. (via)
- Bastille Containers on FreeBSD.
- Related: A practical guide to containers on FreeNAS for a depraved psychopath.
- OpenBSD on DigitalOcean. The comments in the source link note you can get any BSD installed that way.
Today’s BSD Now rhymes, but you probably have to say it out loud to tell. They cover the new-at-least-to-me HyperbolaBSD, among other topics.
The next NYCBUG meeting is tomorrow, January 8th. It’s not the normal location. Go if you are near.
It was an abnormally quiet week – probably because of the Christmas holiday, or maybe because I cleared my BSD link backlog last week.
- perl updated to 5.30.1. (OpenBSD)
- a glimpse into 2020.
- Do you see what I see?
- Theo De Raadt Interview between Ottawa 2019 Hackathon and BSDCAN 2019.
- How job control made the
SIGCHLDsignal useful for (BSD) Unix.
- How To: Contributing Language Translations to FreeNAS.
- The Year 2019 in Review: This Was, Once Again, Weirder Than the Last One. The ongoing spamtrap saga.
- Found this while going through my cd box, brings back memories!
- Valuable News – 2019/12/30.
This week’s BSD Now leads with two articles about how UNIX-ish machines and philosophy can make things better.
Quiet week, so catch up on your reading here.
- putting stuff in a proliant dl325. Not that BSD-specific but still.
- WireGuard OpenBSD Router. (via)
- Elasticsearch on MidnightBSD.
- How Unix Works: Become a Better Software Engineer. Valid, though the writing may annoy you, not just because it misses BSD history completely. (via)
- OpenBSD system-call-origin verification. (via)
- usb(4) and uhid(4) changes.
- unwind(8) no longer uses http to detect captive portals.
- OPNsense 19.7.8 released.
- “New” laptop. Thinkpad X250 + NetBSD 9.0 RC1 + velox (tiling wayland compositor). Linked cause velox is new to me.
- Hyperbola – News: Announcing HyperbolaBSD Roadmap. (via)
- Visual Studio Code port for FreeBSD. (via)
- Noting it late because of the holiday: BSD Now 330: Happy Holidays, All(an).
- Happy Holidays From HardenedBSD.
- Valuable News – 2019/12/23.
- OpenBSD has to be a BSD Unix and you couldn’t duplicate it with Linux. “… the OpenBSD developers are clearly willing to remove support for something if they feel strongly enough about it”.
- The followup, The BSD and Linux approaches to development put coherence in different places. Finally a non-license argument.
- Installing A/UX on the Quadra 610. Odd, and I think had some BSD parts. Lots of other neat hardware on that site. (via)
I managed to miss the Thursday update to BSDNow (#329) – Michael W. Lucas is interviewed mostly about his
unnatural love of gelato BSD books , and he’s always an entertaining talker.
- NomadBSD – Installation and First Impressions. (via)
- Building Ansible Training Environment on FreeBSD. (via)
- This is another reason to go to BUG meetings.
- January 8th: next NYCBUG meeting, “What is notqmail?“. Note different location than usual.
- FreeNAS 11.2-U7 is out, and a FreeNAS Hardware Guide. Speaking of which, FreeNAS 2020 plans, which mention bringing the interface to non-FreeBSD systems. What’s driving that? OpenSSH Key Shielding. (via)
- Block bad hosts with PF. (via)
- Packaging, Vendoring, and How It’s Changing. Related to BSD packaging. (via)
- New PlayOnBSD Steam Grpup [sic] with Curator List of Games for OpenBSD.
- Valuable News – 2019/12/16.
- e2k19 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on GoT and wireless.
- Arduino Development on OpenBSD.
The BSD.nrw Dusseldorf-Wersten BSD user’s group next meeting is on the 20th. Go, if you are near.
Lots of variety this week.
- NetBSD Advent Calendar 2019. (via)
- ARM64 and BSD discussion.
- Notqmail, the presentation topic for the January NYCBUG meeting and maybe for SEMIBUG at some point too.
- HAMBSD, presented at NorthernRST. (via)
- BSD-Licensed Combinatorics library/utility. This is neat.
- “The Microsoft LSG (former Open Source Technology Center) FreeBSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.3-RELEASE on Azure.”
- BSDCan 2020’s Call for Papers is out.
- December 2019 Infrastructure Status. (HardenedBSD)
- KDE plasma flavor now available. (FuryBSD)
- Developers shouldn’t distribute their own software. Touches on BSD ports. “Note: This article presumes that proprietary/nonfree software is irrelevant, and so should you.”
- Clang build bot now uses two-stage builds, and other LLVM/LLDB news.
- Manage Contacts the UNIX Way.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 19 – Configuration – Plank – Skippy-XD.
- Valuable News – 2019/12/09.
- Learning from OpenBSD can make computers marginally less horrible. (via)
- Artworks for the Euro BSD Con 2020 in Austria.
- Infinity Engine on OpenBSD.
- Meet Radiant Award Recipient Claudio Jeker.
- Playing CrossCode within a web browser.
BSD Now 328 is out, and it’s covering various news items; the common thread seems to be “please test this new tech”, which is always exciting.