In Other BSDs for 2022/10/01


In Other BSDs for 2022/07/09

Lots to read this week.

In Other BSDs for 2022/04/02

Mini-ZFS theme this week.

In Other BSDs for 2022/02/19

No theme this week other than of course BSD.

In Other BSDs for 2022/01/15

Catching up on some items I missed last week.



In Other BSDs for 2021/11/13

Note the upcoming SEMIBUG meeting.  I’ll post a reminder.

In Other BSDs for 2021/10/09

It is status report season!

In Other BSDs for 2021/10/02

Why yes I am trying to clear out my backlog of Solène links.

In Other BSDs for 2021/06/05

Literally this is my open browser tabs pasted in order.

In Other BSDs for 2021/05/22

Done early, and I have more BSD-related tabs to get through.

In Other BSDs for 2021/04/03

Well, I made up for last week’s short list.

Semi-BSD-related: One of my 3 workplaces needs a Software Team Lead.  (scroll down)  The main product is FreeBSD-based, though this team position does not directly work with it.

In Other BSDs for 2021/03/20

Solene is publishing faster than I can link!

In Other BSDs for 2021/01/09

This bulked up fast this week.

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.