Nicely mixed topics this week.
Lots of BUG news this week; thank you all for the leads on groups to watch.
“Verification As Code of Infrastructure As Code” is being presented tonight at 6:45 PM at NYCBUG by Raul Cuza. Go, if you are near.
A reminder: tell me about bugs.
Tonight, for anyone near Knoxville, TN: KnoxBUG’s monthly meeting is tonight. Nick Principe is presenting “So you want to setup a performance test environment“.
SEMIBUG’s monthly meeting is tonight, with Nick Holland presenting OpenBSD History. Go, if you are near Michigan.
If these aren’t enough links, some of them are links to more links.
If you missed the qmail presentation from last night’s NYCBUG meeting, the slides are available now, and video will be coming soon. (I’ll link to it if I know about it.)
NYCBUG’s having a meeting tomorrow night, with Amitai Schleier presenting on qmail. Go, if you are near, or at least read Amitai’s speaker bio.
SemiBUG’s normal meeting place is not available this month, so there’s an informal get-together at Leo’s next door, like last month. It’s happening tonight at 7 PM.
Update: I put the wrong publish date on this – “tonight” is the 19th for this, not the 17th.
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow night, and the presentation is “Shell as a deployment tool“. Go, if you are near.
Inadvertent theme: release news.
- Our Software Dependency Problem. Hard thinking about something many, many people don’t think hard enough about. This talks about software, but it’s directly analogous to ports/dports/pkgsrc. I’m leading with this even though it’s not directly about BSD, cause it affects anyone using a packaging system.
- I mentioned it before, but FOSDEM 2019, happening right now in Brussels, has a BSD Devroom with a lot of things happening in it; you could spend your entire Saturday in there.
- And something that has me quite excited: The Pinebook Pro, among other hardware announcements for FOSDEM. BSD is being mentioned right there as something to install on it, rather than as an aftermarket hack like with Chromebooks – heartwarming, I tell you. (via)
- Unix flowers. Look for birthtoken while you are at it. (via)
- FreeNAS has Plugins? A casual look at it seems to push some features into pfSense territory.
- Next NYC*BUG: 2/6.
- OPNsense 19.1-RC1 released. Wait, 19.1 is out.
- join-ing any open wifi network is now possible.
- FreeBSD Training @ SCaLE 17x (March 8, 2019) (via)
- NetBSD Virtual Machine Monitor. (via)
- ClonOS 19.01-RELEASE (first public release). (via)
- Valuable News – 2019/01/18 and Valuable News – 2019/01/25 and Valuable News – 2019/02/01.
- HardenedBSD 2018Q4 Status Report. (via)
- Florian Obser on unwind(8).
- MightnightBSD Roadmap.
- SoloBSD 19.01-STABLE.
- fnaify 1.2 released.
- At The Gates, 4x strategy game running on BSD. (via)
The normal meeting space isn’t available this month or next, so tonight’s meeting is an informal get-together at 7 PM at Leo’s Coney Island. I assume if you are near, you know Leo’s. Go if that’s you.
NYCBUG’s January meeting kicks off the new year, with an OpenBSD presentation by Brian Callahan on January 2nd. That’s this Wednesday, right after New Year’s Day.
At the time I’m writing this, I don’t have the meeting agenda, but don’t let that stop you from attending, if you are near. Update: Brian told me directly what he is presenting.
If you are going to MeatBSD, the reservations have to be in by Saturday. (Which is why I am posting it now instead of on Saturday for In Other BSDs.)
NYCBUG’s holiday party is tomorrow at Suspenders. Go, if you are near New York City, and talk about what you’d like to see in a presentation. Chances are good someone there is familiar with the topic.
An oddly uplifting batch of BSD stories this week.
Games are the unofficial accidental theme this week.
Michael W. Lucas is reprising his MeetBSD keynote, “Why BSD?”, at the November SEMIBUG meeting, happening at the usual location, tonight. Go, if you are near.
Update: you can attend remotely!
Ensuring Perl’s Viability on FreeBSD: A NYCBUG-NY.PM Collaboration is the presentation at tomorrow’s NYCBUG meeting. Going by the details, it’s covering multiple BSDs. Go, if you are near – I wish I was.