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BSDNow 065: 8,000,000 Mogofoo-ops

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-28 03:16:36 UTC
This week’s BSDNow episode, 8,000,000 Mogofoo-ops, includes an interview with Brendan Gregg of Netflix, along with more recent convention video links. It also mentions GNOME3 working on FreeBSD – it’s working on DragonFly too.
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DragonFly BSD 4.0 released

OSNews - 2014-11-26 20:55:59 UTC
The DragonFly BSD operating system is a server oriented project. Though originally forked from FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD is an independent operating system that carries a number of unique features, foremost among them is the HammerFS file system. DragonFly BSD 4.0 was released on November 25th and offers several new features. Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, and improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation. The latest version of DragonFly BSD no longer supports 32-bit x86 machines and is designed to work exclusively on the 64-bit x86 architecture.
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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

Slashdot - 2014-11-26 20:03:00 UTC
An anonymous reader writes From the release page: Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, and improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation, and a variety of other devices. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Books books books

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-25 03:32:22 UTC
I’ve placed an image slider over on the right side of the website; it’s all BSD-related books.  Each image is linked to a page about the book where you can buy it.  It’s not paid advertising, or perhaps advertising at all; there’s no in-kind benefit.  It’s specifically books I think people would find interesting to […]
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In Other BSDs for 2014/11/22

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-22 14:44:38 UTC
I actually got this started early, for once, instead of completing in a panic on Friday night. The Move from Linux to FreeBSD.  (via) BSDTalk247 – FreeBSD: The Next 10 Years with Jordan Hubbard.  I meant to post this before; lost track. /var/tmp now links to /tmp on OpenBSD. OpenBSD now has perl 5.20.1 in […]
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BSDNow Episode 064: Rump Kernels Revisited

Undeadly.org - 2014-11-21 11:38:38 UTC

On this week's episode, the intrepid hosts talk about the import of SipHash to the OpenBSD kernel, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@)'s talk (slides) about arc4random, an interview with Justin Cormack of NetBSD, and videos from MeetBSD coming online.

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BSDNow 064: Rump Kernels Revisited

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-21 03:33:37 UTC
BSDNow 064 (somehow, 64 seems a nicer milestone than 50) links to a huge pile of EuroBSDCon 2014 videos, including 2 DragonFly presentations.  There’s also an interview with Justin Cormack, who must be cool; I can tell from his name.  There’s a lot more material just written on the page after the video, so I’ll point […]
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

Slashdot - 2014-11-20 19:53:00 UTC
An anonymous reader writes So for a variety of reasons (some related to recent events, some ongoing for a while) I've kinda soured on Linux and have been looking at giving BSD a shot on the desktop. I've been a Gentoo user for many years and am reasonably comfortable diving into stuff, so I don't anticipate user friendliness being a show stopper. I suspect it's more likely something I currently do will have poor support in the BSD world. I have of course been doing some reading and will probably just give it a try at some point regardless, but I was curious what experience and advice other slashdot users could share. There's been many bold comments on slashdot about moving away from Linux, so I suspect I'm not the only one asking these questions. Use-case wise, my list of must haves is: Minecraft, and probably more dubiously, FTB; mplayer or equivalent (very much prefer mplayer as it's what I've used forever); VirtualBox or something equivalent; Firefox (like mplayer, it's just what I've always used, and while I would consider alternatives, that would definitely be a negative); Flash (I hate it, but browsing the web sans-flash is still a pain); OpenRA (this is the one I anticipate giving me the most trouble, but playing it is somewhat of an obsession). Stuff that would be nice but I can live without: Full disk encryption; Openbox / XFCE (It's what I use now and would like to keep using, but I could probably switch to something else without too much grief); jackd/rakarrack or something equivalent (currently use my computer as a cheap guitar amp/effects stack); Qt (toolkit of choice for my own stuff). What's the most painless way to transition to BSD for this constellation of uses, and which variety of BSD would you suggest? Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Call for Testing: 64-bit PCI Bridge Support

Undeadly.org - 2014-11-20 09:53:52 UTC
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Mark Kettenis (kettenis@) wrote a message to tech@ asking for volunteers to test a patch to squash a few bugs in the PCI code:

Hi All,

dlg@ managed to get access to a machine that actually uses 64-bit PCI
addresses behind a bridge.  This triggered some bugs in the so far
untested code.  Quelle suprprise!

I'd appreciate it if some people can verify that this doesn't break
other systems.  In particular I'm looking for testers on server-type
machines, both i386 and amd64.

Thanks,

Mark

If you have such a machine, you should make sure that this doesn't introduce any issues for you. As always, quality releases depend on widespread testing!


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BSDTalk 248: Matthew Dillon and DragonFly

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-20 03:45:51 UTC
I hadn’t caught this yet cause I am working extra hours, but Matthias did: Matthew Dillon talks about DragonFly and the 4.0 release for a good 43 minutes on BSDTalk.
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Perl Updated to 5.20.1

Undeadly.org - 2014-11-18 16:54:27 UTC
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CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	[email protected]	2014/11/17 13:53:21

Log message:
    Import perl-5.20.1

Additionally, he wrote in to give us a quick intro to what he thinks are some of the more interesting changes to be found: Read more...


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Old USB out, new USB in

DragonFlyBSD Digest - 2014-11-18 04:17:14 UTC
Sascha Wildner has removed the old USB system from DragonFly; you’re getting USB4BSD no matter what now, after the 4.0 release.  While we’re at it, xhci is now automatically loaded in the installer, so installer USB drives attached to USB3 ports will work.
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