Eerielinux has a new Ravenports article: Ravenports explained: Why not just join XYZ? I am linking it now because it's DragonFly related, but it does touch on all the BSDs. It reviews the reasons for Ravenports - and its competitive advantages, if you look at it a certain way. It's a followup to the Ravenports update and review linked here previously.
Ravenports has been updated to have DragonFly 5.4 packages, if you are using it. (note typo if copying from that email) The eerielinux site also has what I am calling a review but is more of a followup report, after extended usage of Ravenports on multiple platforms. See the initial review, too.
Michael Neumann wrote up his first contribution to Ravenports, some time ago, but I just noticed it now. If you find it inspiring, your next step is Chapter 14: Port Creation Walk-though.
Lots of event notices in here... Watch for what's near you.
- The next KnoxBUG meeting is September 5th, with a Trident demo. I'll post a reminder.
- OpenBSD.Amsterdam. Dedicated OpenBSD/vmd servers, which is a neat idea. Could probably do the same thing with vkernels.
- MeetBSD is happening October 19-20 in Santa Clara, CA. (via)
- Configuring OpenBSD - System and user config files for a more pleasant laptop. Not all of it is OpenBSD-specific. (via)
- Happy Bob's Libtls tutorial. Also not wholly OpenBSD-specific; more libressl-specific. (via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 is happening March 21-24, Tokyo, Japan. (via)
- Ravenports now on gcc 8.2.
- Recent freebsd-jobs posts.
- [talk] ARM - any Tier-1 *BSD options? Nice support work from Netgate.
- libfuzzer, parts 1, 2, and 3 - a Summer of Code project for NetBSD. I linked the first one before, but hadn't followed up until now. (via)
- OpenBSD, SpamPD and the Startup Bug. (also via)
- Public Access Multics. I am happy just typing that sentence.
The eerielinux site has a followup on Ravenports, which digs into something I've covered a bit here: Ravenports is technically excellent and a better choice than dports in many ways - but Ravenports needs more ports. How many more? Probably not very many... Speaking of which: Ravenports is kept vigorously up to date.