This special episode of BSD Now has an interview with Warren Toomey. I just happened to sign up for the TUHS mailing list and let me tell you, there’s some history being reported there by the people that lived it.
This is pretty esoteric, but all of DragonFly’s syscalls can be found in the links Aaron LI provided in this post. There’s code in there that dates back to Berkley UNIX.
There’s no pun in the title; this week’s BSD Now really links to a browser implementation of UNIX-ish resources. Is it POSIX? Not quite. Is it UNIX? No. Is it Linux? Probably using that as a reference, so it’s a copy of a copy. Still, interesting. There’s other articles too; don’t be distracted by my digression.
The UNIX compliance link is worth reading all the way through; it is a chunk of history I did not know at all.
- What goes into making an OS to be Unix compliant certified? Answered by the guy that led it at Apple. Note the relatively short time needed to do the same for FreeBSD. (via)
- The OpenBSD BASED Challenge Day 6 and Day 7.
- GhostBSD 22.01.12 ISO is now available.
- Valuable News – 2022/01/17.
- Wine 7 is released. FreeBSD is the only BSD for it I think. (via)
- Suyimazu – Wine-based Game Launcher for FreeBSD. (via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 Base Jails With ZFS and VNET. (via)
- Cluster provisioning with Nomad and Pot on FreeBSD.
- LLDB FreeBSD kernel debugging support summary.
- Why the FreeBSD Desktop and my Linux Rant.
- OpenBSD on the PinePhone. (via)
- BSD based solutions virtualisation/clustering of resources for VMs.
- LibreSSL update.
Relatively quiet this week for BSD items, but it’s a holiday week in the US.
- Valuable News – 2021/11/22.
- Project Report: Add support for chdir(2) support in posix_spawn(3).
- Why V7 Unix matters so much.
- Wired XBox 360 Controller minor issue.
- Torn between getting a used thinkpad vs a new Chromebook.
- OpenZFS 3.0 Introduced at Developer Summit.
- OctoPkg: A Great GUI Package Manager In FreeBSD. (via)
- How to Access Your Modem’s Web Interface with OPNsense. (via)
- Where in the Stack?
- OpenBSD on the VIA Eden X2 powered HP t510 Thin Client.
UNIX history for the mini-theme this week.
- Keyboard hacks for microwave ovens. (via)
- Raspberry Pi SDR Cyberdeck.
- Pong from the inside. (via)
- multizork. (via)
- André Arko Uses This.
- Bringing the Unix Philosophy to the 21st Century. (via)
- DOS Subsystem for Linux. Why why whywhywhywhy? (via)
- Wizards and warriors, part five. (via)
- Graphic Design History Resources. (via)
- LAMP is dead! Long live (Perl) web frameworks. (via)
- Stanley Kubrick liked UNIX. (via)
- Our New Infrastructure.
- Dali Clock on the TRS-80 CoCo.
- 50 Years of Text Games: 2007: El museo de las consciencias; Lieux communs.
- Shiner ESB, an Apple Network Server prototype, and what it did at Netscape/MCom.
Your unrelated animation of the week: Cyriak Animator Pro.
More BUG meetings are happening, which is great.
- Next ChiBUG meeting: in person, July 20th. I’ll post a reminder.
- The slides from the most recent NYCBUG meeting.
- The historical significance of DEC and the PDP-7, -8, -11 & VAX. The article itself is not about BSD, specifically, but some of the comments at the source link are.
- A Glimpse of the Canon object.station 41. A NeXT iteration I didn’t know about. (via)
- Meet the Summer 2021 [FreeBSD] Foundation Interns.
- Status of Online Conference Software on FreeBSD.
- Valuable News – 2021/07/05 and 2021/07/12.
- Using youtube-dl on FreeBSD. Or any BSD, probably.
- Repairing Akonadi on FreeBSD.
- Filtering spam using Rspamd and OpenSMTPD on OpenBSD.
- NetBSD/Desktop: Scalable Workstation Systems. Old but interesting. (via)
- [Semibug] RAID 0 or 1 for OpenBSD. Follow the thread for more info.
- Total Mastery, the bundle. Includes multiple FreeBSD Mastery books.
There’s some opinions mixed in this week!
- NetBSD VM on bhyve (on TrueNAS). (via)
- FreeBSD 13 on a 12 year old laptop. (via)
- OPNsense switches back to vanilla FreeBSD. (via)
- Gemini Capsule in a FreeBSD Jail. (via)
- Lexical File Names in Plan 9 or Getting Dot Dot Right. (PDF, via)
- FVWM 3 and Quest for Comfortable NetBSD Desktop. (via)
- It’s time to say goodbye to the GPL. (via)
- Hunt the Wumpus on the AskHistorians Podcast. Pre-BSD.
- FreeBSD meetings on the Desktop.
- OpenBSD 6.9 is out, with this perk.
- From Linux to BSD. (video, via)
- FreeBSD 13.0 on Raspberry Pi 400 – Quick Look. (video, via)
- Interview with Michael Lucas FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Unix, IT and other books author. (via)
- FreeBSD Best Practices virtual panel discussion, 2 sessions. Related to WireGuard, I think.
Accidental theme of UNIX-ish history this week.
- Finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it, internationalization edition. But are they clacky?
- mouSTer Is a Universal USB-Mouse Adapter for Retro Computers. (via)
- Examining a technology sample kit: IBM components from 1948 to 1986.
- Folklore Generator. (via)
- Things I’ve learned about A/UX. I think not a BSD so it goes here.
- XTerm does graphics! (sort of). (via)
- 50 Years of Text Games: 1974: Super Star Trek.
- Also from 1974: Moon Rocket Landing, for a calculator.
- The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is still developed and modern in 2021. Nostalgia for some readers. (via)
- OpenVMS CDE Desktop Remote X session GUI. Linked cause it’s unexpected. (via)
- Ben Zotto reconstructs a corrupted Apple II game he made in elementary school. Neat but multi-tweet stories on Twitter are just an easy way to lose information. (via)
- The select command.
- The Retro Mobile Gaming Database. (via)
- The Subcreation Theory of J.R.R. Tolkien. (via)
Your unrelated music of the week: The Most Noble Adventures of Erebor’s Finest Son, In His Quest To Butcher Orcs And Save The World. “Metal, minus those boring verses, choruses and solos, thus leaving only the most metal of song components; riffs and slams.” It’s bebop in metal form, and if you understand that joke you are a music nerd and it’s wonderful. (via)
It’s the week of Very Long and Excited Page Titles that Give Me Long Link Lines.
- FreeBSD Xfce4 on VMware Installation Guide. (via)
- HardenedBSD 2020/12 Status Report. (via)
- Creating Comfy FreeBSD Jails Using Standard Tools. (via)
- Just realized this… Dennis Ritchie is the true innovator! Posted for the single comment.
- Unix time is in its fourth quarter.
- BSD license violations. (read down)
- Exploring Swap on FreeBSD. (via)
- Tiny PDP11 – Intro. BSD 2.11, VT102, cutest ever. (via)
- Heidi Stettner had a dog named Biff, and that’s why mail notification exists.
- Star Wars PDP-11/45. Not sure if it’s BSD or not. (via)
- Accented characters using a US keyboard layout on OpenBSD.
- OpenRadiant (3D modeller) – Binary distribution advice.
- FreeBSD Desktop – Part 22 – Configuration – Aero Snap Extended.
- Block spammers/abusive IPs with Pf-badhost in OpenBSD.
- At a look at helloSystem 0.3.0 – Full on Mac-a-licious!
- Minecraft ? 1.13 working on OpenBSD.
- Valuable News – 2021/01/18.
I always thought IRC was pretty decentralized, but I didn’t realize talk(1) was designed to work machine-to-machine. That means in theory that if you have a talk(1) binary on your machine, you could chat directly to anyone else with the same binary, even on a different platform. Since 4.3BSD! Anyway, I only realized this because of this recent bugfix thanks to Dan Cross.
This bulked up fast this week.
- Xfce 4.16 has landed in FreeBSD ports. (via)
- List of some Shell goodies for OpenBSD. (via)
- GNU Date and several versions of RFC 3339 dates.
- Reviving the 1973 Unix text to voice translator. (via)
- FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB RAM. (via)
- Remote work notes from a longtime BSD developer. (via)
- pkgsrc-2020Q4 released.
- HardenedBSD December 2020 Status Report.
- Submitting to dmesgd with curl. (via)
- sysctl parameter
kern.video.recordadded to -current.
- Self-host a password manager on OpenBSD.
- Valuable News – 2021/01/04.
- BSD Tip: adding a new user.
- GZDoom on OpenBSD using Intel Vulkan.
- Recommendations for an emulation focused OBSD Gaming Rig?
I am happy to be in the new year.
- Most important this week: Chatting About TLS and Orcs, an online NYCBUG speaker event with Michael W. Lucas. RSVP so you can see.
- On the way to the first thousand BSD-powered computers in the hardware database.
- BSD Games for Linux. (via)
- Trying OpenZFS 2 on FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE.
- Starting with FreeBSD jails.
- A potted history of UNIX, just up to BSD. (via)
- The FreeBSD 92. Nakatomi Socrates BSD Easter Egg. Followup from last week’s link. (Thanks, D. Ebdrup.)
- The world’s chunkiest card reader.
- Valuable News – 2020/12/28.
- Use Android USB Tethering to Get Internet on FreeBSD. (via)
- It feels like the broad Unix API is being used less these days.
- A Big Sur look for WindowMaker on OpenBSD.
Virtual BUG meetings could be fun (see links); I’d like to attend even if it’s not local. If I can put aside time…
- CDBUG meetings going virtual.
- FreeBSD 12.2 on Azure.
- November 2020 FreeBSD Vendor Summit starts the 11th.
- What kind of controllers work with OpenBSD for playing games?
- HardenedBSD October 2020 Status Report.
- A list of games to try that probably all run on BSD.
- Performance tip(s) for those playing Minecraft on OpenBSD. Or any BSD, probably.
- OpenSSL 3.0 /dev/crypto issues on FreeBSD.
- Join the peer to peer social network Scuttlebutt using OpenBSD and Oasis.
- Argument processing in Unix and Windows.
- Video: C Programming on System 6 – Adding a GUI to diff(1). Sorta BSD?
- FreeBSD July-September status report.
- My first FreeBSD port: Castor.
- Valuable News – 2020/11/02.
Fun variety this week.
- FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE Now Available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
- 2.11BSD Missing Patches.
- Ultra Hat Dimension – PlayOnBSD. Mostly linking because of the name.
- Valuable News – 2020/08/03.
- BSD Gaming is Improving – Proton on FreeBSD. (via)
- A BSD phone lives! Sorta.
- BSD Router Project 1.97. (via)
- FSF’s Free Software Gang almost included FreeBSD.
- Bootstrapping 2.11BSD (no patches) from 2.11BSD pl 195.
- GSoC Reports: Fuzzing Rumpkernel Syscalls, Part 2.
- GSoC Reports: Enhancing Syzkaller support for NetBSD, Part 2.
- The GNU GDB Debugger and NetBSD (Part 3).
That last link is around the corner from me.
- Audio Subsystem on Single Board Computers.
- Finding file duplicates with fdupes on FreeBSD.
- nvi2 in FreeBSD ports.
- First screen shot of 2.11BSD as released.
- When Unix learned to reboot(2).
- Valuable News – 2020/07/27.
- OPNsense® 20.7 “Legendary Lion” released.
- Software inventory with Salt on FreeBSD. (via)
- My FreeBSD Laptop Build by Cyberdyne. (via)
- Installing Debian Under FreeBSD Bhyve. (via)
- Refactoring the FreeBSD Kernel with Checked C. (PDF, via)
Lots of old BSD this week.
- Traditional Unix Toolchains. (via)
- 2.11BSD Original Tapes Recreation. Patch level 0. (via)
- Related: Adding Networking to 2.11BSD pl 195.
- Related if you want to do this yourself: SIMH Setup for 2.11BSD pl 0 Project.
- How to do Pull-ups to pkgsrc-stable.
- MidnightBSD 1.2.3 tagged.
- Enable Duo 2FA for SSH on MidnightBSD. Useful for any BSD.
- ZFS High Availability Filesystem With minio on FreeBSD. (via)
- Valuable News – 2020/07/20.
- April to June 2020 Status Report for FreeBSD.
- I’m back into the grind of FreeBSD’s wireless stack and 802.11ac and Fixing up ath_rate_sample to actually work well with 11n.
I have not yet even gone through my BSD RSS feeds for some days and I already have plenty of links for you.
- Test your TOR.
- Census Program II, an evaluation of open-source software dependencies. Linux-specific, but applies to ports and BSD. (via)
- Arena Unix II swim cap.
- OpenBSD versus Prometheus (and Go).
- Unix’s /usr split and standards (and practice) and The /bin versus /usr split and diskless workstations. Dates back to early BSD history.
- tinyc.games. Should work on BSD? (via)
- POWER to the People – Making FreeBSD First Class Citizen on POWER. (via)
- FreeBSD Finally Removes GCC 4.2.1 from Base System after 13 Years. (via)
- Release of pkg 1.13 for FreeBSD. (via)
- Xorg 1.20.7 on HardenedBSD Comes with IE/RELRO+BIND_NOW/CFI/SafeSta
ck Protections. (via)
- Eternal Terminal. (via)