Monday, May 26, 2014

BSD News 26/05/14

Last week in BSD
Releases: DragonFlyBSD
Other news: Unix, OpenBSD, EuroBSDCon, BSDCan, BSDnow,


Releases

DragonFly 3.8, coming up  

We’re due for the next release of DragonFly.  I’ve posted the two-week warning to kernel@.  As I noted in that post, please look at the list of issues for the release and see what you can close.


Other news

OpenBSD Presentations from BSDCan Online 

Another BSDCan has come and gone, and for those of you who missed the fun, the OpenBSD presentations are now online:

EuroBSDCon 2014 submissions deadline extended until June 2nd, 2014 

Co-editor and writer of many words about OpenBSD, Peter Hansteen, who is also on the EuroBSDCon 2014 program committe, wrote in to tell us that the deadline for submissions to the EuroBSDCon 2014 conference has been extended until June 2nd 2014.

OpenBSD Webcast on O'Reilly

Michael W. Lucas, author of the books SSH Mastery, Sudo Mastery, DNSSEC Mastery, and Absolute OpenBSD, writes in to let us know that he'll be talking OpenBSD up on the interwebs:
I'll be doing a webcast on O'Reilly's community site called "Beyond Security: OpenBSD's Real Purpose." This will go out live on Tuesday, 27 May, 1PM EDT. I'll take questions at the end.
The talk will focus on OpenBSD as a pressure cooker to change the world. If only I had a really good example of this whole "pressure cooker" idea from, say, the last month or so, then the talk would feel really current and attract a lot of interest from the outside world.
If only, indeed!
A BUG’s Life | BSD Now 38

We're back from BSDCan! This week on the show we'll be chatting with Brian Callahan and Aaron Bieber about forming a local BSD users group. We'll get to hear their experiences of running one and maybe encourage some of you to start your own!
After that, we've got a tutorial on the basics of NetBSD's package manager, pkgsrc. Answers to your emails and the latest headlines, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.


Code stuff 
 In Other BSDs for 2014/05/24

Interesting Articles 
Unix: Database connection testing
Conference Report: BSDCan 2014 
BSDCan 2014 - Dru's Recap 
DragonFly, PostgreSQL, PGCon, slides