In Other BSDs for 2017/02/18

Lots of storage this week.

 

Near-term dports work

Rimvydas Jasinskas posted an extended description of what’s happening with dports.  There’s a significant xorg reformatting coming in ports, which is going to be absorbed into dports, but it may take some time.  There’s also an odd loss of commit rights for John Marino, who commits (frequently!) to both DragonFly and FreeBSD.  (His followup)  This all translates to some upcoming transition time for dports to accommodate these changes.

Note that if you are using dports binaries, especially on DragonFly 4.6 release, this won’t really affect you; the way dports is set up, binary sets always work.  It is interesting to hear about future work, in any case.

In Other BSDs for 2017/02/11

A lot of the real content this week is buried in the comments, strangely.

In Other BSDs for 2017/02/04

Note the end this week of pc98, the most focused of niche platforms.

In Other BSDs for 2017/01/28

Done all at the last minute.

In Other BSDs for 2016/12/31

Last anything for the year!

 

In Other BSDs for 2016/12/24

Merry almost Christmas!

 

In Other BSDs for 2016/12/17

Much better this week; I actually have links.

In Other BSDs for 2016/12/03

I have a pretty significant backlog of links for this week – to the point I had to open a separate browser window to sort out open tabs.

In Other BSDs for 2016/11/26

I use italics a lot this week.

EFI run-time ABI support in DragonFly

UEFI, which I casually sum up as the replacement for BIOS, has been seeing some support in DragonFly, but not within the installer.  Matthew Dillon and Sascha Wildner has ported over FreeBSD’s EFI ABI support, which I think means support for various EFI applications and features.  I haven’t booted a machine using UEFI in any significant way, so I don’t have a good explanation – but I am sure this is useful for people with new hardware.

Update: some explanation plus a note that it’s experimental and you could brick your machine.

In Other BSDs for 2016/11/19

A much more well-rounded crop of BSD links this week.

 

In Other BSDs for 2016/11/05

Several pfSense links this week, which by complete coincidence is the same week that I’ve been adding network cards to my older pfSense devices at work to create radio links.

In Other BSDs for 2016/10/29

I get all the BSDs this week.

In Other BSDs for 2016/10/22

Oddball links for BSD this week – but pay attention to the first one.