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

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