In Other BSDs for 2020/08/29

No theme, but plenty of variety.

 

In Other BSDs for 2020/07/25

Lots of old BSD this week.

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/29

Happy leap day!

In Other BSDs for 2020/02/15

UNIX history as an accidental theme this week.

Update: NetBSD 9.0 is released.

In Other BSDs for 2020/01/11

No theme evolved, but lots more links this week.

 

 

How many levels of plug-in can you find?

It’s probably going to be quiet for at least a few days because of the Christmas holiday, though I’ll of course have the normal weekend features up.

In the meantime, here’s something to ponder: this post about tmux and plugins for it led me to thinking about plugins in general.  The pkg system is sort of a plugin scheme for BSDs, much like apt for Debian, yum, etc.  Each language has its own libraries to load and plugins to manage past that, like Perl’s CPAN.  Nowadays, applications have their own plugins.  For instance, a system with WordPress installed with PHP installed with PHP plugins required with WordPress plugins that also require given PHP libraries.  WordPress manages keeping itself and its plugins up to date, but not the underlying PHP installation.   You can get something similar with Perl along with the Perl-specific package updates, through cpanm.  Or, npm, which seems to be its own world of constant flux.

How many levels could this go?  Like running multiple emulators within each other, how many levels of plugin could you achieve?  There’s probably a series of levels proceeding from tedious to barely maintainable to ridiculous.

In Other BSDs for 2019/11/30

End of year events are starting to get scheduled; watch for one near you.

In Other BSDs for 2019/10/05

There’s been a lot of BUG meetings lately; I think it’s time to form some more.

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/10

A reminder: if you have a BSD user group and I’m not posting about your meetings, please make sure I know about it.

In Other BSDs for 2019/08/03

A bumper crop this week!

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/27

All over the map this week.

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/20

And overflow continues!  I am secretly pleased.

In Other BSDs for 2019/07/13

Done early, for once!  I managed to complete this by Thursday night.

In Other BSDs for 2019/06/22

Done at the last minute!

In Other BSDs for 2019/06/01

I have an inexplicably short BSD section this week.  Post-BSDCan fatigue?  I don’t know, but I have lots on the docket for tomorrow, I promise.

 

 

 

In Other BSDs for 2019/05/11

The last weather station link is a real gem.

In Other BSDs for 2019/02/23

Built entirely from open tabs.

In Other BSDs for 2019/01/05

I like when I can get Net, Free, and Open items all in the same week.

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/13

Still playing catchup with links.

 

In Other BSDs for 2018/10/06

Still catching up on links.