Because of some changes Matthew Dillon made to maxvnodes calculation in DragonFly, you may find yourself using 5%-10% less RAM. If you’ve upgraded to 5.6, you already have this benefit.
Lots of topic range this week; no theme grew out – but that’s better in some ways!
- On Dat://
- There’s a Relational Database in Your Unix CLI. (via)
- xsv, a command line tool for CSV tables, via comments on previous.
- Amiga BBS Online in 2019. (via)
- Notes from the quest factory, a followup on that autogenerated story I linked to a few weeks back.
- Some notes on Intel’s CPUID and how to get it for your CPUs.
- The Edible Games digital cookbook is arriving for backers now.
- The joy of offline walking.
- ISA history.
- GEOS history.
- Jan Svankmajer: The Animator of Prague.
- Death of a robot. (via)
- Using the TRS-80 as a journalist. (via)
- Open Source Could Be a Casualty of the Trade War.
- Sufficiently advanced software.
- Work on foundational software.
Done at the last minute!
- Porting NetBSD to the RISC-V. (via)
- FreeBSD 11.3Beta3 available.
- What’s in there in BSD for a Ubuntu user?
- pkgsrcCon 2019 in Cambridge, UK. (via)
- Sponsor Sudo Mastery, second edition, in print or ebook form.
- Celebrate UNIX50 and SDF32. (via)
- First Taste of DragonFly BSD. (via)
- Firewall appliance comparable to Netgate pfSense.
- ZFS vs. OpenZFS.
- Open ZFS vs. Btrfs | and other file systems.
- Lenovo and non-Windows operating systems.
This week’s BSD Now talks a whole lot about ZFS, which is no surprise given the OpenZFS events going on. There’s other news, of course.
Shamelessly copied from my own users@ post: I tagged 5.6.1 and built it earlier today. This version has a corrected sshd_config and fixes a lockup bug in ttm. The ISO should be showing up on mirror-master.dragonflybsd.org in the next 20 minutes or so, or you can rebuild using the normal process on an existing 5.6 system:
cd /usr/src git pull make buildworld make buildkernel make installkernel make installworld make upgrade
If you are still on 5.4 or earlier, you need to bring in 5.6 sources, which is noted in the 5.6.0 announcement.
OPIE was disabled recently in DragonFly. Now that the 5.6 release is out, it has been removed. This may require manual intervention if you are on DragonFly-master (i.e. 5.5. or 5.7) and update in the next day or two. This need to fiddle with it will go away soon with changes to ‘make upgrade’; I will mention it when I see it.
This won’t affect anyone running 5.4 or 5.6. It’s only in development.
Matt Parnell is presenting Asterisk and FreePBX on FreeBSD at SEMIBUG’s monthly meeting, tomorrow, in Troy, Michigan. Go, if you are near.
Credit goes to SEMIBUG for creating a Google Calendar which makes it slightly more likely I’ll catch the meeting and post about it. Also, a nostalgia moment about the bad old days: I am so glad specialized hardware is no longer needed just to get on the phone network, since VoIP is widespread these days. I hated dealing with flaky PRI lines.
DragonFly 5.6.0 has been released. This version brings an improved virtual memory system, updates to radeon and ttm, and performance improvements for HAMMER2. Matthew Dillon did some informal testing of the VM improvements, and posted results to the users@ list.
Inadvertent theme this week: games. Yet somehow I didn’t include a roguelike? Dang.
- Why USB plugs aren’t/weren’t reversible.
- 10 Awesome Ways to Upcycle Old Devices With a Raspberry Pi. Some nice connecting of analog controls on these projects. (via)
- A bug so cool that the development team was reluctant to fix it.
- Open Source Game Clones. I seem to link to this every two years or so. Still iffy on it. (via)
- Notes on recent games: nifty little experiments.
- The fate of an archive. Linked cause I still have a pile of CRO2 bootleg music cassettes that I don’t think exist digitally, anywhere.
- The Church of the Subgenius’s Salvation Pack is the best $35 I ever spent.
- The Fight Over The Legacy Of Dungeons & Dragons. (via)
- A Gopher server in sh. (via)
- Textreme. The Most! Exciting! Text! Editor! EVER! (via)
- tokyo60 keyboards. (via)
- HHKB layouts, related to the last link.
- Tokyo Mechanical Keyboard Meetup Vol.6. (via)
- Day of the Tentacle, a history.
- A Very Brief History of Gamebooks (up to 1979).
- Screenshots from developers & Unix people (2002). Also, the 2015 followup. It may surprise nobody that the average answer is “bunch of terminals and a web browser”. (via)
- Advent of Computing: Episode 5 Notes – How much has UNIX changed? (via)
I linked to some other BSD link roundups, so the joy of clicking can continue.
- SNI support added to
- Call for testing of
- RabbitMQ Cluster on FreeBSD Containers.
- FreeBSD+ZFS Without Drives. Crazy, DWIMmy. (via)
- blacklistd(8) with NPF on NetBSD. UnitedBSD is a new forum, at least to me. (via)
- Routing versus Streaming throughput using FreeBSD at 10Gbps and over.
- OpenBSD as an IPv6 router.
- BSDCan 2019: The Future of OpenZFS and FreeBSD by Allan Jude. (Video, via)
- AsiaBSDCon 2019 DevSummit: We don’t see a problem. Suggestion of Project Governance additions. For FreeBSD. Follow the thread where this was mentioned.
- Manage Photography the UNIX Way.
- Valuable News – 2019/06/10.
- BSD Link Roundup 6.13.
- OPNsense 19.1.9 released.
- g2k19 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling on Access Points and Ghosts.
- TrueCommand Brings Single Pane of Glass Management to TrueNAS and FreeNAS Fleets. I know it’s a press release, but it is a useful thing.
- why off-the-shelf routers don’t use BSDs (or OpenBSD)? But they do?
Francois Tigeot updated ttm and radeon DRM in DragonFly to match what’s in I assume the Linux 3.18 kernel. Please try if you have the appropriate hardware. This was at the start of May, so you may have already done so without realizing if you run -current. It’ll be in the 5.6 release, too.
ISO and IMG files of DragonFly 5.6rc1 should start showing up at mirrors over the next few hours. This is the release candidate, not the release, so don’t install unless you want to test.
This will turn into a real 5.6 release probably by weekend if no problems are found. See the tag commit message for a list of the commits since 5.4.