I mentioned a new committer for DragonFly, Sergey Zigachev, recently. He hasn’t shown in the commit logs for DragonFly directly – cause he’s fixing up dports. I’m mentioning that because the amount of work that goes into dports to keep all those ports working on DragonFly is separate and unseen – but necessary.
Hopefully there’s a new ISO/img on the mirrors for DragonFly 6.2.2 by the time you read this – or you can just update your installation. The changelog is short, because this is a bugfix-level release. Also, don’t forget there’s a new set of binary packages out; update that too if you haven’t.
If you’re interested in having virtio_console on DragonFly, keep an eye on this bug report.
There’s a new dports build, and there’s been some updates so a new point release to 6.2.2 for DragonFly is a good idea. The new binary packages are available now with ‘pkg upgrade’, and I’ll work on 6.2.2 over the next few days.
It rhymes if you say it out loud. Jason Tubnor will present at 7 PM tonight (Detroit local time) on installing and configuring Xfce and KDE on FreeBSD.
Headlines from this here Digest show up on dragonflybsd.org, and have for a long time. They are now joined with reports from the continuous integration builds of DragonFly (i.e. Jenkins) DragonFly is automatically rebuilt to test recent commits, and there’s a report for each build on the build machine.
If you want to run DragonFly as a bhyve guest using UEFI, here’s the recipe.
I’m on at SEMIBUG’s meeting right now.
I hope to have a recording to post later. Nnnnope! A lesson for you and me both; test recording before an actual event starts.
ChiBUG’s monthly (rescheduled) meeting is tonight. RSVP if you can attend, to make sure the restaurant has the seating.
It’s based off 2022Q1 from FreeBSD Ports, and it’s available now through pkg.
There’s a new page on the DragonFly site covering how to install DragonFly as a guest system under KVM.
I know I’ll need this again, so I am making a post out of it. If you are running a DragonFly system through NVMM using the excellent site instructions, and you want X apps to display on a local Windows workstation, you need to:
- Install VcXsrv (or your X server of choice) on Windows and start it up.
- Install xauth and xterm on the DragonFly host.
- On the DragonFly host, set these three options in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. They are already there but commented out with different arguments.
X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 0 X11UseLocalhost yes
- Reload sshd: ‘service sshd reload’.
- ‘Enable X11 Forwarding’ under Connection -> SSH -> X11 in the puTTY setup dialog.
Connect to the DragonFly host with puTTY, type ‘xterm’, and a terminal window should appear on your Windows desktop within a few seconds. This could be turned into a shortcut with puTTY to avoid having redundant terminals, but I’m not writing that out yet.