Late, odd-day post cause it wasn’t up like normal on Thursday: BSDNow 237 has no interview but a number of recent news items, including details on the Pale Moon / OpenBSD port issues that I was not aware of until now.
The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.
- The next major release of pfSense is going to be significantly different. (other info)
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource,
- PkgsrcCon 2018. (via)
- What is your experience with Dragonfly as a user desktop?
- speaking at mug.org 10 April 2018.
- FreeBSD to be Featured at SCaLE 16x.
- 8 months with TrueOS. (via)
- This Tuesday at SemiBUG: QubeOS vs OpenBSD.
- NetBSD Spectre/Meltdown summary. (via)
- Not merging stuff from FreeBSD-HEAD into production branches, or “hey FreeBSD-HEAD should just be production”
- Quickly build and test applications across different BSD kernels with tonixxx.
- *BSD projects and Google Summer of Code.
- Broadcom 43xx 1.0 driver for MBP mid 2014.
- OPNsense 18.1.4 released.
It’s a week for good quotes to pull from linked stories.
- Interview with MidnightBSD Founder and Lead Dev Lucas Holt. (via)
- Meltdown-mitigation syspatch/errata now available. For OpenBSD.
- a2k18 Hackathon Report: Ken Westerback on dhclient and more.
- John Carmack on OpenBSD, C++ & machine learning. “Linux is a lot of things, but cohesive isn’t one of them.” (via)
- A Year Away From Mac OS. “It turns out that when a huge portion of your system is open source your perspective changes.” (via)
- Found in comments in previous link’s source: OpenBSD game report on gog.com. I’ve wanted a BSD gaming site for years; I don’t have the time to do that too.
- Also found, a Reddit OpenBSD gaming group.
- OpenBSD vmm/vmd Update. (via)
- OPNsense 18.1.3 released.
- How do the different BSDs differ with regards to jails?
- AsiaBSDCon 2018 poster. (via)
- Sndio: a small audio and MIDI framework part of the OpenBSD project. (via)
- syspatches will be provided for both supported releases.
- Stack-register Checking.
- A week of NetBSD #1.
BSDNow 236 has a very eclectic range of items this week, including talk about pledge, cd, Bitcoin, Lua, Salt, SMTP, and so on. No interview, but I’m not sure how you’d even fit that in.
There’s no speaker scheduled, but NYCBUG is having a meeting this Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Go, if you are near.
The first link about TorBSD is important: many of the major security issues in computing trace back to having only one vendor or product or whatever, used by everyone.
- An Open Letter to BSD-powered Companies and Projects. (via)
- NetBSD GPU support (Intel HD 4400).
- Device Driver Development for BSD.
- Hypervisor on dfly?
- Unfortunately, StackOverflow is a difficult-to-avoid site nowadays… Man pages don’t have this issue. (via)
- “Virtual machine templates for BSD flavours“. Includes DragonFly. (via)
- Mac OS versus FreeBSD: A Comparative Evaluation. Might be paywalled. (via)
- 44CON 2018 CFP Is Open. A security conference in the UK, later this year – not a 4.4 BSD conference that has somehow lasted multiple decades, darnit. However, the source link notes a need for OpenBSD material.
- A long two months. “On Friday we saw the patches Matthew Dillon put together for DragonFlyBSD for the first time. These were the first patches for KPTI that were very straightforward to read and understand, and applied to a BSD-derived kernel that was similar to those I’m accustomed to working on.” Hey, nice credit. (via)
- Pledge: OpenBSD’s defensive approach to OS Security. (via)
- NetBSD proposal for stop-the-world syscall. (via)
Another across-the-BSDs week.
- What’s Next for Feature Development in FreeNAS/TrueNAS?
- Description of the 1969 proto-Unix system based on a 2812 line PDP-7 assembly kernel. (via)
- The Known Costs of Security Embargoes.
- Military Grade Data Wiping In FreeBSD With BCWipe.
- “Has Linux lost its way?” comments prompt Debian developer to revisit FreeBSD after 20 years. (via)
- Christos Zoulas’s recent NYCBUG talk on reproducible builds in NetBSD is now available as video.
- How do I make quiet build/compile server for home ?
- Libreoffice failing to start after upgrade to 18.104.22.168 40m0(Build:2) (on NetBSD).
- Question about a distro.
- Every Journey Starts with a FAIL. (via)
- Meltdown fix committed by guenther@. Note the DragonFly cross-pollination.
BSDNow 234 is up, and has an interview with Benno Rice of FreeBSD. There’s also chatter about jails, Summer of Code, FreeBSD’s new Code of Conduct, libhijack, and so on.
Here’s everything I know about it.
Nick Holland is giving a talk tonight on “Scripting Tips & Hacks” at SemiBUG. “Nick has been scripting roughly since scripts were hard-coded into
plugboards.” Go, see, if you are near Michigan.
Reached overflow again! That secretly makes me happy.
- Discord channels for BSD’s?
- SemiBUG’s speaker schedule for the next few months is published. Note next meeting is on the 20th.
- SVS to mitigate meltdown. (NetBSD)
- Unix Architecture Evolution from the 1970 PDP-7 to the 2018 FreeBSD. Another FOSDEM video, which I note because it shows code history imported back for multiple decades.
- Show HN: OpenBSD Email Service – A free-email alternative. (via)
- FreeBSD/EC2 history.
- Under which circumstances is NetBSD a better option than the other BSDs?
- Citrix ICA Receiver Support in BSDs.
- SSH Mastery 2/e out. Technically not a BSD-specific book, but you know the author was using BSD as the base, and includes it in the material.
- Which BSD distro is suitable as a Linux QEMU host if someone is curious about BSD?
- Trying iocage to get an old version of FreeBSD.
- Google Summer of Code and FreeBSD, NetBSD.
This week’s BSDNow has a ZFS explainer about what the theoretical maximums on storage could be, plus a whole lotta DTrace. (Needed a Sun reference in their title this week.)
Tomohiro Kusumi has brought in exFAT support to DragonFly from FreeBSD. Useful for cross-platform drives when FAT32 isn’t enough, and NTFS brings its own problems.
Very much last-minute; compiled 20 minutes before bed Friday night.
- a2k18 Hackathon preview: Syncookies coming to PF. (via)
- An Empirical Study on the Reliability of UNIX Utilities (1989). Some of it is early BSD. How much still applies? (via)
- The Origin of the word Daemon. (via)
- “SSH Mastery 2/e” copyedits back. BSD-based.
- Sponsoring a Scam. New BSD book on the way, I think, and you can sponsor it.
- OPNsense 18.1.1 released. No, wait, 18.1.2.
- Overriding pkgrsc’s default Framework path (on macOS).
- BSD from scratch – from source to OS with ease on NetBSD. Also as video. (via)
- AT&T copyrighting 3 blank lines. Sorta relevant to the BSD split. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/02/05.
- Remi Locherer’s EuroBSDcon 2017 Talk.
- NetBSD – A modern operating system for your retro battlestation. Video. In fact, all the FOSDEM 2018 videos are up, I think.
Another BSD User Group event tomorrow, the 7th: HELBUG, a brand new BUG starting in Helsinki, Finland. The announcement has details on where to find it and what they’ll be doing. Go, if you are near.
- The history of NetBSD/atari and support for ATARI compatible Milan. Not in English, but it’s a slide deck so lots of pictures. (via)
- The OpenBSD Foundation 2018 Fundraising Campaign. “If a penny was donated for every pf or OpenSSH installed with a mainstream operating system or phone in the last year we would be at our goal.” (via)
- Any good Unix options available for X86?
- The LLVM Sanitizers stage accomplished. (via)
- ZFS vs. OpenZFS.
- TrueNAS makes the cut for Avid editing.
- DiscoverBSD for 2018/01/29.
- Install OpenBSD on dedibox with full-disk encryption. (via)
- OPNSense 18.1 released.