Lots of announcements, lots of reading. Note the first item listed is happening today.
- Book Fair, 23 June 2018. Michael W. Lucas is at the Scriptorium Book Fest today, in Michigan. Go if you are near and get a signed BSD book.
- Escape from System D, Episode V. Interesting cause it mentions BSD and interesting for spot-on characterization of Twitter/Hacker News feedback. (via)
- 25 years of FreeBSD. (via)
- NetBSD Summer of Code reports: libfuzzer, kernel address sanitizer, and kernel undefined behavior sanitizer.
- Valuable News 2018/06/17.
- FreeBSD Desktop, parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. I linked to a few of the early ones before, but I want to present a complete (so far) list.
- FreeBSD 11.2-RC3 Available.
- OPNsense 18.1.10 released.
- httpd(8) Gains Simple Request Rewrites.
- SMT Disabled by Default in -current.
- More Mitigations for (potential) CPU Vulnerabilities.
- LDAP client added to -current. This, or a similar LDAP client, should be present in all BSDs.
- KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018. 5 is almost working in DragonFly, too, by the way. (via)
- itch.io Summer Sale + General itch.io Feature.
- “what’s good in openbsd superior than freebsd?“
- HardenedBSD 11-STABLE v1100055.4 Released. (via)
- “Today I stumbled upon a BSD Wikipedia page. Why should I choose BSD over a Linux based distro?“
Lots of different items, probably because of BSDCan.
BSDCan is running this weekend. There is, depending on what time you are reading this, a livestream.
One of these links will be very useful to someone.
I have the normal list of links, but here’s a feature. At first glance, this looks like Netgate, the commercial entity behind pfsense, is not using FreeBSD for their new product. However, Jim Thompson of Netgate steps up and give a full-on explanation, and points out there’s already code out there to do this – it needs contributors.
Note the eleventy-jillion hackathon reports.
Your thinkpiece for the week: The cultural shift from not selling out to blowing up. There’s a BSD analogy possible there.
This came together very nicely.
Some nice tech explanations this week.
Opinion time: The Reddit / Hacker News forums have reached the anything/everything point where there’s no longer a focus. Lobste.rs is worth visiting, though, for BSD content and in general.
Totally last-minute summary, but I’m hitting every BSD category.
I haven’t been able to say this in a while, but: I like cross-pollination.
Losing power at home this week put a dent in my reading throughput, so to speak, but this will do.
Happy Almost Fool’s Easter Day! I have to be at work in a few hours, at 3 AM, so this is all I was able to find in the time I have.
The first news item about pfSense is not necessarily new, but new to me.
It’s a week for good quotes to pull from linked stories.
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.
Another across-the-BSDs week.
Remember: there’s a separate document about porting FreeBSD drivers to DragonFly. I note it cause it’s useful and because Rimvydas Jasinskas just updated it.