James Cook continues to work on zalloc, and he’s published a small report on his progress.
If you are upgrading an older 5.8.x system to DragonFly 6, and get a lua error when updating pkg: manually copy over a config file, and you’ll be set.
There’s only been one issue found in the release candidate so far. It’s fixed, so I’ll tag and build 6.0 within the next few days.
Brian Callahan presents for NYCBUG on compiler support in the BSDs, tonight. Send an email for a Zoom invite.
There’s some opinions mixed in this week!
- NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS). (via)
- FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop. (via)
- OPNsense switches back to vanilla FreeBSD. (via)
- Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail. (via)
- Lexical File Names in Plan 9 or Getting Dot Dot Right. (PDF, via)
- FVWM 3 and Quest for Comfortable NetBSD Desktop. (via)
- It’s time to say goodbye to the GPL. (via)
- Hunt the Wumpus on the AskHistorians Podcast. Pre-BSD.
- FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop.
- OpenBSD 6.9 is out, with this perk.
- From Linux to BSD. (video, via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 on Raspberry Pi 400 – Quick Look. (video, via)
- Interview with Michael Lucas FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Unix, IT and other books author. (via)
- FreeBSD Best Practices virtual panel discussion, 2 sessions. Related to WireGuard, I think.
With good timing, 6.x packages are now available for those of you who need them.
The image should be at your nearest mirrors now.
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.