Episode 026: Port Authority
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- The author of this article had an OmniBook 800CT, which comes with a pop-out mouse, black and white display, 32MB of RAM and a 133MHz CPU
- Obviously he had to install some kind of BSD on it!
- This post goes through all his efforts of trimming down OpenBSD to work on such a limited device
- He goes through the trial and error of "compile, break it, rebuild, try again"
- After cutting a lot out from the kernel, saving a precious megabyte here and there, he eventually gets it working
- pkgsrccon is "a technical conference for people working on the NetBSD Packages Collection, focusing on existing technologies, research projects, and works-in-progress in pkgsrc infrastructure"
- This year it will be on June 21st and 22nd
- The schedule is still being worked out, so if you want to give a talk, submit it
- BSDCan's schedule was also announced
- We'll be having presentations about ARM on NetBSD and FreeBSD, PF on OpenBSD, Capsicum and casperd, ASLR in FreeBSD, more about migrating from Linux to BSD, FreeNAS stuff and much more
- Kris' presentation was accepted!
- Tons of topics, look forward to the recorded versions of all of them hopefully!
- A new write-up from our friend Ted Unangst
- Pushover is "a web hook to smartphone push notification gateway" - you sent a POST to a web server and it sends a code to your phone
- His post goes through the steps of editing your login.conf and setting it all up to work
- Now you can get a two factor authenticated login for ssh!
- It's no secret that the GNOME team is a Linux-obsessed bunch, almost to the point of being hostile towards other operating systems
- OpenBSD keeps their GNOME 3 ports up to date very well, and Antoine Jacoutot writes about his work on that and how easy it is to use
- This post goes through the process of how simple it is to get GNOME 3 set up on OpenBSD and even includes a screencast
- A few recent posts from some GNOME developers show that they're finally working with the BSD guys to improve portability
- The FreeBSD and OpenBSD teams are working together to bring the latest GNOME to all of us - it's a beautiful thing
- This goes right along with our interview today!
Interview - Joe Marcus Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org
The life and daily activities of portmgr, GNOME 3, Tinderbox, portlint, various topics
- The Dragonfly team is thinking about what should be in version 3.8
- On their bug tracker, it lists some of the things they'd like to get done before then
- In the meantime, 3.6.1 was released with lots of bugfixes
- We've got a nice wrap-up titled "NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend"
- The author also interviews GNN about the conference
- There's even a little "beginner introduction" to BSD segment
- Includes a mention of the recently-launched journal and lots of pictures from the event
- GNN in yet another story - he gave a presentation at the NYLUG about the differences between FreeBSD and Linux
- He mentions the history of BSD, the patch set and 386BSD, the lawsuit, philosophy and license differences, a complete system vs "distros," development models, BSD-only features and technologies, how to become a committer, overall comparisons, different hats and roles, the different bsds and their goals and actual code differences
- Serves as a good introduction you can show your Linux friends
- Upgrade tools have gotten a major rewrite
- You have to help test it, there is no choice! Read more here
- How dare Kris be "unimpressed with" freebsd-update and pkgng!?
- Various updates and fixes
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