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.
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.
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.
The next NYCBUG meeting is tomorrow, January 8th. It’s not the normal location. Go if you are near.
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.
Accidental theme: BUGs BUGs BUGs and also happy birthday me! It’s a bit brief cause like usual I am working extra.
- NetBSD 9.0RC1 is out.
- Next ChiBUG meeting: December 10th. RSVP on the list if you are attending.
- Next Dusseldorf BUG meeting: also December 10th.
- Next NYCBUG meeting: January 8th.
- ZFS sync/async + ZIL/SLOG, explained. (via)
- ryzen build (for openbsd).
- HardenedBSD Infrastructure Goals. (via)
- Authentication vulnerabilities in OpenBSD. (via)
- Related: syscall call-from verification.
- e2k19 Hackathon Report: At e2k19 nobody can hear you scream (Claudio Jeker).
- sysget: A single front end for every unix package manager. (via)
- Writing a daemon using FreeBSD and Python pt.3.
- Valuable News – 2019/12/02.
- PlayOnBSD Shopping Guide now scraping for sales on GOG and Steam.
End of year events are starting to get scheduled; watch for one near you.
- Holiday Hardware Swap plus more at NYCBUG this Wednesday.
- MeatBSD reservations are due today. If you will be near SEMIBUG’s Dec 17th event, respond now.
- FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report for 2019Q3.
- Valuable News – 2019/11/25.
- OPNsense 19.7.7 released.
- p2k19 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on iwm(4) wifi progress, more.
- Writing a daemon using FreeBSD and Python, part 1 and part 2.
- A Look at PureDarwin. (via)
- How to use pkgsrc on Linux. (via)
- FreeBSD Journal for September/October.
- OpenBSD: General web deployment security best practice (httpd, doas, git).
- [How-To] PostgreSQL ascii logo for FreeBSD boot loader.
- unwind(8) gains “Happy Eyeballs”-like flexibility.
- Some notes on userspace routing.
- Debugging FFS Mount Failures.
- samsung ativ book 9. Hardware review, OpenBSD install.
ChiBUG meets tomorrow, at the usual place. Go, if you are near.
NYCBUG is having an installfest tonight, at the usual meeting place. Go, if you are near.
SeMiBUG meets tonight, 7 PM, Altair Engineering. Go, if you are near.
(not sure about capitalization on semibug…)
I’m sure there’s some recent stuff I missed; I will catch it in next week’s roundup.
- SeMiBUG meets Tuesday the 15th.
- FreeNAS datasets and snapshots.
- Defense at Scale. There’s a BSD system in there. (via)
- History of UNIX Design and Interfaces. BSD history mixed in. (via)
- 1 day / 1 game: solene@ playing Unexplored on OpenBSD. Links to FLV.
- OpenSSH 8.1 released. (via)
- Care and Feeding of OpenBSD Porters. (via)
- By the numbers: ZFS Performance Results from Six Operating Systems and Their Derivatives. This and following are vBSDCon 2019 videos. (via)
- Transitioning from FreeNAS to FreeBSD. (via)
- In-Kernel TLS Framing and Encryption for FreeBSD. (via)
- 20 Years of FreeBSD Jails. Last video. (via)
- Ken Thompson’s Unix password. He doesn’t need it. (via)
- OpenBSD crossed 400,000 commits. (via)
- Porting NetBSD to the AMD x86-64: a case study in OS portability. Old news but why not. (via)
- Resurrecting Ancient Operating Systems on Debian, Raspberry Pi, and Docker. Very early BSD. (via)
- FreeBSD and custom firmware on the Google Pixelbook. (via)
- Causing ZFS corruption for fun, profit, and quality assurance. Can’t tell if they are doing this on FreeBSD or not. (via)