Lazy Reading: down memory lane

Entertainment, this week.  There’s several items here that will be more entertaining if you’re over 25.  Or maybe 35.  Get clicking!

Huge packet filter update

Jan Lentfer has updated pf (and pflogd and ftp-proxy) in DragonFly to match what was in OpenBSD 4.1.  Why this intermediate step?  pf went through a lot of changes after OpenBSD 4.1, so this was easier than jumping right to the current version – which he plans next.

In any case, this was a huge and difficult job, with somewhere around 10,000 lines of code added, and very useful for DragonFly.  Jan also managed to keep the DragonFly-specific features working, where “no state” is the default, along with features like fairq.

More mandoc madness

Undeadly has an article up about recent work on mandoc in a mini-hackathon.  It’s mentioned in context with OpenBSD in the article, but mandoc is also present in DragonFly, and is a potential groff replacement.  (And I think groff is the last item in base requiring C++?  I may be wrong.)  Plus, as I’ve said before, I like mandoc’s output.  It would be nice to use that for our online man pages, for instance.

Messylaneous: Reviews, packaging, installers, etc

Link catchup!

Messylaneous for 03/24/2010

In an effort to catch up…

Messylaneous for 2009/12/30

It’s New Year’s Eve Eve, and so here are a bunch of links I’ve built up over the past few days.

Messylaneous for 2009/12/10

I’ve been building this entry up for a while, so some of these entries are newer than others.