The first RC for DragonFly 6.0 is branched. I don’t expect a need for a second one; this release has been a long time baking (look at the commit list!) and is pretty well refined.
I’ll be working on branching and releasing DragonFly 6.0 over the next while. We’re overdue for a release. Tentatively, I’ll branch tomorrow night, and start working on test images and release notes. The release will come in about a week, if there’s no surprises.
There’s a new build of binary packages available, for both 5.8 and DragonFly-current.
I was sure I had posted a link to this before, but apparently not: “How to install DragonFly BSD 5.6.1 plus MATE and some aplications” (Youtube, via)
New to me, at least, on the DragonFly images page.
Well, that’s not exactly correct: you can mount more than one tmpfs, and you can mount multiples at the same spot, but I can’t think of a reason to do so. In fact, it could happen by accident, but there’s a fix for that in DragonFly, thanks to Aaron LI. Not a major problem, but mentioning it in case you saw it and were confused.
There’s a new build of DragonFly 5.8 binary packages available. There’s a sudo fix in there for the recent public cross-platform CVE it had, plus the linked announcement describes how to get around a pkg upgrade bug.
I’m not sure if this is directly helpful, but a recent series of posts about running jitsi on DragonFly covers the different parts of setting it up. There isn’t a “this is the solved answer” post to point at; I’m linking to the start of the thread as it might be useful for someone.
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- C++ Shanty. (via)
- The theory and form of classic drum patterns. Interesting cause I’ve never seen drum patterns visualized before. (via)
- Telehack, which I have linked to before, but not since 2011. Still super-complex. (reminded via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1972: Rocket and 1973: Hunt the Wumpus.
- How Gumroad works. Similar to open source. (via)
- Modern Retro Computer Terminals. No shape files? (via)
- A Week With Plan 9. (via)
- 27th IOCCC winners are up. (via)
- Evolution of the Scrollbar. (via)
- control–panel. (also via)
- A Few Words About the Telex. (via)
- Digital VT100 (1978). (via)
Thanks to liweitianux, the mirrors page on the DragonFly site has been updated. Check again to see if there’s a mirror near you, if you haven’t looked recently.
The next release of DragonFly will be 6.0, mostly because 5.10 is an annoying version number rather than any significant version changes. We’re due to release by the biannual calendar schedule – but there’s a DRI bug that needs to be fixed; I plan to tag as soon as that’s done.
The ChiBUG monthly meeting has gone virtual, so go now if you are interested. The thread about it also includes some notes on how to connect under BSD that may be useful beyond this immediate event.
If you delete all your installed packages, you will also lose the certificate used by pkg to verify the connection to download new ones. There’s several workarounds for this problem.