Monthly Archives: July 2020

Valuable News – 2020/07/27

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

SIMH Setup for 2.11BSD Restoration Project.
https://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2020/07/simh-setup-for-211bsd-restoration.html

Software Inventory with Salt on FreeBSD.
https://blog.socruel.nu/freebsd/software-inventory-with-salt-on-freebsd.html

20 Years of FOSS Office Suite.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/07/18/20-years-of-the-foss-office-suite/

OmniOS Community Edition r151030bl/r151032al/r151034l Available.
https://omniosce.org/article/030bl-032al-034l

Ars Technica – TrueNAS Core Will Soon Replace FreeNAS.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/07/an-easy-mode-for-zfs-we-test-the-truenas-core-12-0-beta/

Month and Half of Self Hosted Email on OpenBSD.
https://www.paritybit.ca/blog/a-month-and-a-half-of-self-hosted-email

FreeBSD Qt WebEngine GPU Acceleration.
https://euroquis.nl/freebsd/2020/07/21/webengine.html

ThinkPad T480 is My New Main Laptop which Runs FreeBSD [2019].
https://genneko.github.io/playing-with-bsd/hardware/freebsd-on-thinkpad-t480/

Installing Debian Under FreeBSD Bhyve.
https://blahg.josefsipek.net/?p=595

Monitoring Your Own Infrastructure Using Grafana/InfluxDB/CollectD.
https://serhack.me/articles/monitoring-infrastructure-grafana-influxdb-connectd/

BSD Weekly – Issue 29.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/29

Adding Networking to 2.11BSD PL 195.
https://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2020/07/adding-networking-to-211bsd-pl-195.html

FreeBSD Fridays – Intro to FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-gJePs8XDI

OpenBSD on Odroid H2+ dmesg(8) Output.
http://ix.io/2cbM

FreeNAS 11.3-U4 Available.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/library/freenas-11-3-U4/

FreeBSD Fixed Bug in mountd.c That is 30 Years Old.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=363435

BSD Now 360 – Full Circle.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/360

LLVM 10.0.1 Finally Ready as Latest Stable Compiler Version.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=LLVM-10.0.1-Released

FreeBSD Core Team 10 in Review.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/blog/freebsd-core-team-10-in-review/

ZFS High Availability Filesystem with Minio on FreeBSD.
https://honeyguide.eu/posts/minio-fuse/

In Other BSDs for 2020/07/25.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/07/25/24761.html

69 Times FreeBSD Performance Improvement – VFS Lockless Lookup for TMPFS/UFS/ZFS.
https://twitter.com/FreeBSDHelp/status/1287635674561048576

Small Mailserver Best Current Practices.
https://bridge.grumpy-troll.org/2020/07/small-mailserver-bcp/

Hardware

Ubuntu Linux Performance on AMD Rome and Intel Cascade Lake.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=rome-cascade-2020&num=1

Pinebook Pro Pre Orders Open with Shipping in 2020/08.
https://www.pine64.org/2020/07/20/pinebook-pro-pre-orders-open-with-shipping-in-august-2020/

Gigabyte Shows Marvell ThunderX3 R282 2U Server.
https://www.servethehome.com/gigabyte-shows-marvell-thunderx3-r282-2u-server/

AMD Launches 12 Desktop Renoir Ryzen 4000G Series APUs.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15921/amd-launches-12-desktop-renoir-ryzen-4000g-series-apus-but-you-cant-buy-them

iXsystems FreeNAS Mini XL+ Review – 8 Bay ZFS Power for Pros.
https://itenterpriser.com/reviews/ixsystems-freenas-mini-xl-review-8-bay-zfs-power-for-pros/

KDE Slimbook – 3rd Edition.
http://kde.slimbook.es/

Intel 7nm Delayed By 6 Months.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15926/intel-7nm-delayed-by-6-months-company-to-take-pragmatic-approach-in-using-3rd-party-fabs

Other

30 Year Old Commodore Amiga Still Controlling Heat and AC in 19 Public Schools.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/theres-30-year-old-commodore-amiga-still-controlling-heat-ac-19-public-schools/

Planetary Anachronism – No Man’s Sky Beautifully Rendered on Amiga 1000.
https://nmsspot.com/2018/03/14/a-planetary-anachronism-no-mans-sky-beautifully-rendered-on-the-amiga-1000/

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Valuable News – 2020/07/20

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

FreeBSD Bugathon 2020/07 Follow Up.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-July/056297.html

FreeBSD Laptop Find Out Battery Life Status Command.
https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/freebsd-finding-out-battery-life-state-on-laptop/

NomadBSD 1.3.2 Available.
https://nomadbsd.org/index.html#1.3.2

GSoC Reports – Enhancing Syzkaller Support for NetBSD – Part 1.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/gsoc_reports_enhancing_syzkaller_support

IBM AIX from Strength to Strength – 2020/07 Edition.
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/ibm-aix-strength-strength

Dummynet – Better Way of Building FreeBSD Networks.
https://klarasystems.com/articles/dummynet-the-better-way-of-building-freebsd-networks/

HardenedBSD 2020/07 Status Report.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2020-07-14/hardenedbsd-july-2020-status-report

ETCD or Why Modern Software Makes Me Sad.
https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/

FreeBSD Journal FAQs – 2020/05-06 – Network Performance.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/past-issues/network-performance/
https://cdn.coverstand.com/33057/667002/23e90ec8ff0224b77f438eaa0d37e592cc1db054.pdf

NomadBSD 1.3.2 Live Overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhUTrr8SAbk

2.11BSD Original Tapes Recreation – In Search of 2.11BSD as Released.
https://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2020/07/211bsd-original-tapes-recreation.html

BSD Weekly – Issue 28.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/28

Abgleich is Simple ZFS Sync Tool.
https://github.com/pleiszenburg/abgleich

Let’s Encrypt on OpenBSD 6.7.
https://blog.lambda.cx/posts/letsencrypt-on-openbsd/

Setup DHCP Server on OpenBSD 6.7.
https://blog.lambda.cx/posts/openbsd-dhcp-server/

Install OpenBSD 6.7 on PC Engines APU2.
https://blog.lambda.cx/posts/installing-openbsd-on-pcengines/

I’m Back Into Grind of FreeBSD Wireless Stack and 802.11ac.
https://adrianchadd.blogspot.com/2020/07/im-back-into-grind-of-freebsds-wireless.html

FreeBSD Getting Close to Finally Migrate from Subversion to Git.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-Status-Q2-2020-Publish

LibreOffice 7.0 Call for Testing on FreeBSD.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-office/2020-July/005822.html

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report – 2020Q2.
https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2020-04-2020-06.html

Chai-Fi Makes Adding Public WiFi Networks to wpa_supplicant.conf Easier.
https://github.com/gonzoua/chaifi

GSoC Reports – Benchmarking NetBSD – First Evaluation Report.
https://blog.netbsd.org/tnf/entry/gsoc_reports_benchmarking_netbsd_first

BSD Now 359 – Throwaway Browser.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/359

FreeBSD Back to Seeing Progress on 802.11ac WiFi Support.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-802.11ac-Ath10k-Pro

Can You Use FreeBSD for Developer Machine in 2020?
https://www.jeremymorgan.com/blog/freebsd/freebsd-developer-2020/

Checking if FreeBSD GELI is Using Hardware/Software AES-NI.
https://rubenerd.com/checking-if-freebsd-geli-is-using-aes-ni/

Board statement on LibreOffice 7.0 RC Personal Edition Label.
https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/07/06/board-statement-on-the-libreoffice-7-0rc-personal-edition-label/

New XigmaNAS 11.4.0.4.7682 Release Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-11.4.0.4/11.4.0.4.7682/

New XigmaNAS 12.1.0.4.7664 Release Available.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xigmanas/files/XigmaNAS-12.1.0.4/12.1.0.4.7664/

FreeBSD Will Merge ping(8) and ping6(8) into One Tool.
https://reviews.freebsd.org/D21377

Boot Fully Functional iOS System on QEMU.
https://github.com/alephsecurity/xnu-qemu-arm64

DragonFlyBSD Lands New EXT2/3/4 Filesystem Driver.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=DragonFlyBSD-New-EXT2FS

FreeBSD Now Allows Running wpa_supplicant(8) in Jail Container.
https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=363325

Old School UNIX Disk Partitions.
https://bsdimp.blogspot.com/2020/07/old-school-disk-partitioning.html

OpenBSD on HP Envy 13 Laptop.
https://icyphox.sh/blog/openbsd-hp-envy/

Hardware

IBM Revamps Entry POWER Servers with Expanded I/O.
https://www.itjungle.com/2020/07/14/ibm-revamps-entry-power-servers-with-expanded-i-o-utility-pricing/

AMD Launches Ryzen Threadripper PRO for Workstations.
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-threadripper-pro&num=1

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro – Workstation Parts for OEMs Only.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15910/amd-announces-ryzen-threadripper-pro-workstation-parts-for-oems-only

Introducing Project TinyMiniMicro Home Lab Revolution.
https://www.servethehome.com/introducing-project-tinyminimicro-home-lab-revolution/

DDR5 Memory Specification Released.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15912/ddr5-specification-released-setting-the-stage-for-ddr56400-and-beyond

Life

Just Too Efficient.
https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2020/07/05/Too-Efficient

How to Understand Things.
https://nabeelqu.co/understanding

On Trouser Pockets.
https://sambleckley.com/writing/pockets.html

Other

Google Confidential Virtual Machines on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15909/googles-new-confidential-virtual-machines-on-2nd-gen-amd-epyc

Whats New in Thunderbird 78.
https://blog.thunderbird.net/2020/07/whats-new-in-thunderbird-78/

ReacOS Hired First Full Time Developer to Work on Storage Stack.
https://reactos.org/project-news/victor-perevertkin-hired-full-time/

Worms Armageddon 3.8 Features.
https://worms2d.info/Worms_Armageddon_3.8_Features

EOF

Valuable News – 2020/07/13

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

FreeBSD 12.1 Available on Azure Marketplace.
https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/thefreebsdfoundation.freebsd-12_1

NomadBSD 1.3.2 Upgraded to FreeBSD 12.1.
https://gnulinux.ro/blog-en-7378-nomadbsd-132-has-been-upgraded-to-freebsd-12

Most of ElementaryOS Desktop and Applications Already Ported to FreeBSD.
https://twitter.com/olivierd_/status/1280176302960623618
https://twitter.com/olivierd_/status/1236394387732606978

Minimal CI (Continuous Integration) System Used by BSD.lv Projects.
https://github.com/kristapsdz/minci

First OpenBSD powerpc64 Snapshots Available.
https://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20200707001113

Graphical Partition Editor xdisk for FreeBSD.
https://github.com/random532/xdisk
https://twitter.com/Lazar46597166/status/1280598197375729664

DragonflyBSD Extends devd(8) to Automatically Create Child wlanX Interfaces.
http://lists.dragonflybsd.org/pipermail/commits/2020-June/769365.html

Minio Distributed Mode on FreeBSD with TLS.
https://honeyguide.eu/posts/minio/

FreeBSD CFT for Vendor OpenZFS.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2020-July/056268.html

BSD Now 358 – OpenBSD Kubernetes Clusters.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/358

Getting Into FreeBSD – Package Management.
https://youtu.be/mnCiXWkUOhM

Bareos 19.2.8 with Various Improvements.
https://www.bareos.com/en/company_news/19.2.8-en1.html

Sirius – OpenSolaris on System Z.
https://download.sinenomine.net/opensolaris/siriusguide.pdf

LibreOffice – Next Five Years.
https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/825598/21fb7c2a3f9358e7/

Package Management on Linux/BSD/Solaris.
https://cromwell-intl.com/open-source/package-management.html

FreeBSD Working Nicely on PinebookPro.
https://twitter.com/DarkainMX/status/1282114919526068225

iXsystems TrueCommand 1.3 Provides Seamless Management of TrueNAS Instances.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truecommand-1-3/

HardenedBSD Deep Integration of Filesystem Extended Attribute Support.
https://hardenedbsd.org/article/shawn-webb/2020-07-03/deep-integration-filesystem-extended-attribute-support

In Other BSDs for 2020/07/11.
https://www.dragonflydigest.com/2020/07/11/24721.html

Focker is FreeBSD Image Orchestration Tool in Vein of Docker.
https://github.com/sadaszewski/focker
https://github.com/sadaszewski/focker/blob/master/docs/Basic_Usage_Guide.md

Script snapaid to Fetch FreeBSD Snapshots (and Releases) Very Easy.
https://funkthat.com/gitea/jmg/snapaid

Hardware

WD Gold 16TB/18TB/20TB Models Inbound Plus EAMR.
https://www.servethehome.com/wd-gold-16tb-18tb-and-20tb-models-inbound-plus-eamr/

Produce Your Own Physical Chips. For Free. In the Open.
https://fossi-foundation.org/2020/06/30/skywater-pdk

Life

Do Not Remain Nameless to Yourself.
https://lettersofnote.com/2015/10/23/do-not-remain-nameless-to-yourself/

New German Law Would Force ISPs to Allow Secret Service to Install Trojans on User Devices.
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/new-german-law-would-force-isps-to-allow-secret-service-to-install-trojans-on-user-devices/

Other

New State of the Art H.266/VVC Codec.
https://newsletter.fraunhofer.de/-viewonline2/17386/465/11/14SHcBTt/V44RELLZBp/1

Google Drops blogspot.in Domain Breaking Hundreds of Thousands of Permalinks.
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23767781

New Whoogle Search Engine.
https://whoogle.sdf.org/

New Runnaroo Search Engine.
https://www.runnaroo.com/
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23771131

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Valuable News – 2020/07/06

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems. Whenever I stumble upon something worth mentioning on the Internet I just put it here.

Today the amount information that we get using various information streams is at massive overload. Thus one needs to focus only on what is important without the need to grep(1) the Internet everyday. Hence the idea of providing such information ‘bulk’ as I already do that grep(1).

UNIX

Getting Into FreeBSD – Hardware Tools.
https://youtu.be/HnmVfC0U55A

Implementing System Call for OpenBSD.
https://poolp.org/drafts/2020-05-28-015100-copy/

Why is There ‘V’ in SIGSEGV Segmentation Fault?
https://blog.cloudflare.com/why-is-there-a-v-in-sigsegv-segmentation-fault/

Prometheus – Auto Deploying Consul and Exporters using Saltstack – FreeBSD.
https://yetiops.net/posts/prometheus-consul-saltstack-part-4-freebsd/

BSD Weekly – Issue 26.
https://bsdweekly.com/issues/26

TrueNAS 12.0 BETA is Better.
https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-12-beta/

FreeBSD Announces New Core Team Elected.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2020-July/001962.html

FreeBSD Survey for Documentary.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIHOPFVctS7KKjwPOLZgrJhflxH-cBgfrPmlaVAMpfcxq4vw/viewform

Building Lab Part 1 – Planning with TrueNAS and VMWare ESXi.
https://www.servethehome.com/building-a-lab-part-1-planning-with-truenas-and-vmware-esxi/

TrueNAS 12.0-BETA1 Release Announcement.
https://www.ixsystems.com/community/threads/truenas-12-0-beta1-release-announcement.85886/

bsdfan – Simple Utility to Manage ThinkPads Fan on FreeBSD.
https://github.com/claudiozz/bsdfan

Developer’s View of umask.
https://www.yesthatblog.com/post/0072-go-and-umask/

FreeBSD Foundation – Guide to FreeBSD Desktop Distributions.
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/guide-to-freebsd-desktop-distributions/

BSD Now 357 – Study the Code.
https://www.bsdnow.tv/357

OPNsense 20.1.8 Released
https://forum.opnsense.org/index.php?topic=17909.0

7 Days of FreeBSD Challenge.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkLs1YZoCCOJawaRw_1OcQqFgPtOkK2c-

FreeBSD Status Report for WiFi 11ac.
https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-wireless/2020-July/009233.html

Future of OpenZFS and FreeBSD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmaHZBwDKho

Hardware

A2I POWER Processor Core Contributed to OpenPOWER Community.
https://openpowerfoundation.org/a2i-power-processor-core-contributed-to-openpower-community-to-advance-open-hardware-collaboration/

Samsung 870 QVO (1TB & 4TB) SSD Review – QLC Refreshed.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/15887/the-samsung-870-qvo-1tb-4tb-ssd-review-qlc-refreshed

System76 Lemur Pro OSnews Review.
https://www.osnews.com/story/131971/review-system76s-lemur-pro/

Intel Lakefield Deep Dive – First x86 Hybrid CPU.
https://www.anandtech.com/print/15877/intel-hybrid-cpu-lakefield-all-you-need-to-know

Life

How to Live Happy Life.
http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/research-in-conversation/how-live-happy-life/michael-plant

Other

Eurotux is Mentioned in Brussels for Creating Integration Between oVirt and Bareos.
https://group.eurotux.com/2020/06/eurotux-is-mentioned-in-brussels-for-creating-integration-between-ovirt-and-bareos/
https://fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event/bareosovirt/

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