I did some cleanup on the various BSD links I have on the sidebar of this site; are there any sites I’m missing? I’d like to be as complete as possible. Please supply URLs.
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BSDTalk has a very timely interview with Roman Divácký and Ed Schouten about the switch to clang/LLVM in FreeBSD. It’s 17 minutes, recorded at the recent BSDCan 2010.
The compiler pcc, while having both history and speed, doesn’t get the attention that clang/LLVM gets. There’s a NetBSD blog article about building NetBSD with pcc. (via) I recall it couldn’t be used for DragonFly because of TLS support; I don’t know if that’s still an issue. It’s been covered here before.
The June issue of BSD Magazine is out, and the theme is: Firewalls.
Joe Talbott wants to write DragonFly/BSD drivers for a whole slew of wireless devices. These are also all the adapters he doesn’t physically have. You can fix this by purchasing something off that page, which will ship right to him. A bwi(4) driver is next, for instance.
BSDTalk 190 has 20 minutes of conversation with Michael Lucas, one of my favorite authors, about his new book, “Network Flow Analysis“. He is also responsible for other BSD books.
It’s a holiday weekend, at least in the United States, so I’m posting few things that take time to view.
Murray Stokely mentioned this in a comment, but it’s juicy enough to warrant a post: the BSD Conferences channel on YouTube has all 17 of the recent AsiaBSDCon 2010 presentations, plus a lot more from other conferences.
Phil Foglio, the fellow who drew the original BSD Daemon, has several comics strips, all of which are available for free – Buck Godot (complete), MythAdventures (in progress), What’s New with Phil and Dixie (in progress), and Girl Genius (in progress and in print).
Not the music, but the setting. The May issue of BSD Magazine is out, though there isn’t a page for it on the website yet. Instead, I’ll point at the PDF.
(I posted about the last issue twice, didn’t I? Oops.)
Sevan Janiyan passed along a note: there’s a *BSD meetup at the Barrowboy and Banker pub
by London Bridge, in London, the 27th of May. I’d love to attend, both because it’s BSD and because it’s a pub. That pesky Atlantic gets in the way.
FOSSLC has videos of the presentations from the recent BSDCan. (via) I’m listening to Will Backman’s keynote right now about the BSD community based on his BSDTalk work.
Update: Dru has a list of videos and pictures.
Marc G. Fournier posted some statistics gathered from his BSDStats service. It’s possible to activate this right now on DragonFly. Just put
in /etc/rc.conf. For details, there’s the man page.
A new issue of BSD Magazine is out – this issue’s theme is “Embedded BSD“.
Have I managed to forget all this time to add Dru Lavigne’s excellent BSD Events Twitter feed to my link list on the Digest? Yes, I did – fixed.
Videos of the presentations at AsiaBSDCon 2010 are up; FreeBSD – The Unknown Giant has a number of them. Constantine A. Murenin’s Quiet Computing presentation is interesting, especially because it runs on DragonFly.
Sdävtaker has posted about the pre-call for papers, for BSDday Argentina. Check his post for topic and submission details.
The latest BSDTalk brings you TheorArm and Robin Watts, with discussion of the ARM architecture; my favorite processor type that I’ve never used. TheorArm was recently relicensed from GPL to BSD thanks to the efforts from people at Google.
The May issue of the Open Source Business Resource is out, and the theme is “Communications Enabled Applications”. Sounds obscure, but it’s about deriving a business advantage from networks. In fact, one article directly relates to one of my biggest current projects at work.
The May 2010 issue of BSD Magazine is out, with, among other articles, a writeup by yours truly about using HAMMER to access historical data.
I didn’t know about this, but Michael W. Lucas has a new book on the way: Network Flow Analysis. It should be good; his other (BSD-themed, generally) books are surprisingly accessible despite being very technical. (via)
Two items, via Dru Lavigne: Thunderflash is a new site with images for use in virtual machines, and there could be more of a BSD representation there. Also, if you live near South Carolina in the U.S., Dru could use 4 volunteers at the BSD booth at the SouthEast LinuxFest.