Merry Christmas! I am probably opening presents or poking my children to wake up and open presents hurry hurry, as you read this.
The holiday puns continue with BSD Now doing a reverse interview of the hosts.
Longtime readers won’t be surprised by any of the content, but there’s a DragonFly overview at MakeUseOf.
It’s on Jitsi so you can totally attend. The announcement also mentions the next three months of presentations and who’s coming in to present. There’s some good (not necessarily BSD) content on the way.
Guess which link this week is a business decision I am maybe considering…
Again, trying to clean out the Solene links in my RSS feed – and not succeeding!
I feel like it’s perfect that the first article linked in this week’s BSD Now is for GhostBSD, since this is exactly the right date for that pun.
ChiBUG meets tonight, in person. RSVP and go, if you are near.
There’s some gift ideas in here.
A little short this week but the holidays are catching up to me.
If you are running bleeding-edge DragonFly _and_ installed the newest dports binary package build _and_ you are using Samba, you may need to update and rebuild.
This week’s BSD Now talks about HAMBUG, the BUG meeting I don’t catch enough, plus ZFS news.
Tomohiro Kusumi has removed the old GNU implementation of ext2fs from DragonFly and added the non-GPL-encumbered FreeBSD implementation of ext2fs.
There are some stealth links here to much more reading, if you look carefully.
Not just release announcements this week.
There’s a new build of binary packages for DragonFly, based off the 2021Q4 quarterly ports release. This will require an upgrade of most if not all packages cause of a switch from LibreSSL to OpenSSL as the default SSL library.
I missed last week’s BSD Now – 430: OpenBSD Onwards – and there’s this week, 431: FreeBSD EC2 Agents.
There’s been a number of updates to dsynth(1), the DragonFly package-building tool. This won’t matter much unless you like building the entire ports collection at once, but it is interesting to see how resource-intensive chromium building can be.