UNIX history as an accidental theme this week.
Update: NetBSD 9.0 is released.
No theme evolved, but lots more links this week.
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.
End of year events are starting to get scheduled; watch for one near you.
There’s been a lot of BUG meetings lately; I think it’s time to form some more.
A reminder: if you have a BSD user group and I’m not posting about your meetings, please make sure I know about it.
And overflow continues! I am secretly pleased.
Done early, for once! I managed to complete this by Thursday night.
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.
I like when I can get Net, Free, and Open items all in the same week.
Still playing catchup with links.
Still catching up on links.
Overflow from two weeks running, cause of travel.
Overflow that I couldn’t catch up to before last weekend’s In Other BSD’s posting time. I try to always have these by 9 AM Eastern time Saturday. (Same for Lazy Reading on Sunday) I mentally imagine everyone sitting down with a drink and nothing else to do but click links, those mornings. At least, I hope that’s what it is.