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Posted over 10 years ago
Jochim Selzer writes in to remind us about FrOSCon which, while not specifically BSD-related, may be of interest to our readers: Call for Papers FrOSCon 2012 The Free and Open Source software conference (FrOSCon), a summer conference for users ... [More] and developers of FOSS, will again be held on the 25th and 26th of August at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, Germany. It is organized by the department of computer science in collaboration with the Linux/Unix User Group Sankt Augustin, the student body and the FrOSCon e.V. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
May 1st 2012, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and elsewhere: OpenBSD project leader Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) today announced the release of and general availability of OpenBSD 5.1, the latest version of the project's namesake operating system, via FTP ... [More] , HTTP and other network distribution. In the run-up to the general release, reports of pre-ordered CD sets, T-shirts and other OpenBSD 5.1 merchandise arriving at their destinations have trickled in from Europe and elsewhere. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
Following up on our earlier report from r2k12, we have a pair of fresh reports from our illustrious hackers. Read more...
Posted almost 11 years ago
Maxim Bourmistrov writes in to share his L2TP/IPSEC setup using npppd. An OpenBSD user since 3.2, I deploy OpenBSD on anything what I want to be secure and stable(yes, even -current is STABLE, as long as you know what you are doing). This ... [More] guide is split into two sections. The first and major one is server-side configuration. The second is about what should be done on client-side. I use npppd both at home and at the office. My office setup is a bit more complicated than the one described here. Read on for the story of how one man conquered his corner of the internet. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
Miod Vallat (miod@) has just posted a message on the sgi@ mailing list to give the world some news about the OpenBSD SGI port: the IP20, IP22 and IP24 SGI systems (also known as Indy and Indigo, true classics) are now officially supported on -current! Please see below to read Miod's words: Read more...
Posted almost 11 years ago
In December of 2005, Ted Unangst (tedu@) commited the first iteration of a new threading library to replace the existing implementation with the message "add userland thread library. incomplete, but functional" This new approach ... [More] , labelled rthreads, took threading from being a strictly userland to an OS-wide implementation. A bit over seven years later, Phillip Guenther (@guenther), who had been doing much of the work to complete rthreads, flipped the switch and took what had been an experimental option and made it the default. And two weeks ago, 16 OpenBSD developers gathered in Paris ("Best croissants I've had at any hackathon so far!" says Ken Westerback(krw@)) to perform even more concentrated work on bringing rthreads to a complete state. A few of the hackers have shared their experiences. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
Alexandre Ratchov (ratchov@), OpenBSD developer and composer of one of the extra audio tracks on the newly released audio CD, writes in to tell us how he created the song: As the "Sonate aux insomniaques" track was just released, I take few ... [More] minutes to explain how the audio track was produced and where it comes from. The music is entirely inspired by a poem titled "Sonate aux insomniaques" by Guillaine Dioudonnat. The initial plan, was to work with Guillaine to turn it into a song. But it turned out that the text would add constraints to the rhythm, which would make harder to make the music reflect the universe created by the poem. That's why there are no lyrics. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
Kristaps Dzonsons wrote in with an article about how OpenBSD helps him produce better research. Kristaps writes, It's no secret that OpenBSD is an excellent research platform. From packages(7) for specialised software to out-of-the-box ... [More] httpd(8), sshd(8), and so on, it's a no-brainer to pop OpenBSD onto a workstation and just get to work. In this article, I explore how OpenBSD's clean code and sane defaults recently saved the day. For great science! Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
As Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) announced in a message to the misc and announce mailing lists, pre-orders for the upcoming OpenBSD 5.1 have opened. Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:47:24 From: Theo de Raadt To: announce@cvs.openbsd.org Subject: ... [More] pre-orders activate for OpenBSD 5.1 It is that time again. I have just activated pre-orders for CDs, tshirts, and posters for the 5.1 release -- due May 1. http://openbsd.org/orders.html At the same time, I am making available the song that will come out with the release (hmm, it is still moving out to the ftp mirrors at the moment, but that is ok). The song and details of it are linked from: http://openbsd.org/lyrics.html And this time there's even more goodies available for you to grab for your collection. Read more... [Less]
Posted almost 11 years ago
The organizers of EuroBSDCon 2012 wrote in to tell us that their Call For Proposals is out: EuroBSDcon is the European technical conference for users and developers on BSD-based systems. The EuroBSDcon 2012 conference will be held in Warsaw ... [More] , Poland from Thursday 18 October 2012 to Sunday 21 October 2012, with tutorials on Thursday and Friday and talks on Saturday and Sunday. Read more... [Less]