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Posted about 12 years ago
For OpenBSD 4.4, David Gwynne (dlg@) wrote vmt(4) to be "a kernel level implementation of VMware Tools" for OpenBSD. Initially it provided an interface "to the host machine's clock as a timedelta sensor". In the last couple of weeks, dlg ... [More] commited changes from jonathan matthew that extended vmt(4)'s functionality. Yesterday, David Coppa (dcoppa@) imported sysutils/vmwh, a userland helper for X for VMware written by Joshua Stein (jcs@). Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
Jacob Meuser (jakemsr@) recently asked for more USB gear on the want.html page. Jacob's been working on (USB) audio equipment for some time and is now expanding his work into the USB stack. He's already done some great work there (see for example ... [More] here, here and here) but lacks some devices for testing. Please send him some USB gear, note that he specifically asks for network devices. Please read on for Jacob's message : Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
Theo de Raadt announces the official release of OpenBSD 4.8! This release adds better suspend and resume as well as new IKE and LDAP daemons, a bunch of network and SCSI stack improvements and much more! See after the jump for an excerpt ... [More] the full release announcement. Place an order worldwide or order it from the shop closest to you, or if you only download from FTP then make a donation. If you do FTP your release (keep in mind it will take some time for mirrors to sync up), be sure to use a local mirror and not the main ftp server: o ftp.eu.openbsd.org  Europe (Sweden) o ftp.bytemine.net  Oldenburg, Germany       o ftp.wu-wien.ac.at  Vienna, Austria o mirror.aarnet.edu.au  Brisbane, Australia       o ftp.usa.openbsd.org  Colorado, USA o ftp5.usa.openbsd.org  California, USA       o obsd.cec.mtu.edu  Michigan, USA       Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
Theo de Raadt announces the official release of OpenBSD 4.8! This release adds better suspend and resume as well as new IKE and LDAP daemons, a bunch of network and SCSI stack improvements and much more! See after the jump for an excerpt ... [More] the full release announcement. Place an order worldwide or order it from the shop closest to you, or if you only download from FTP then make a donation. If you do FTP your release (keep in mind it will take some time for mirrors to sync up), be sure to use a local mirror and not the main ftp server: o ftp.eu.openbsd.org  Europe (Sweden) o ftp.bytemine.net  Oldenburg, Germany       o openbsd...uni-erlangen.de  Germany o mirror.aarnet.edu.au  Brisbane, Australia       o ftp.usa.openbsd.org  Colorado, USA o mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca  Waterloo, Canada       Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
With over 6,000 ports and climbing, you wonder who is behind the scenes making all these ports available to the community. If you are like me, you are using OpenBSD at home and at work. We often take it for granted that we can rely on Marc ... [More] Espie (espie@) and his ports team to keep all those ports and packages updated and available for all to use. Actually, if you have a look at these presentations (1), (2), you'll have a greater understanding and respect for the work that he has done and why the ports framework is so different and dare I say more refined than that of the other BSD systems. Read on to find out more about one of our ports maintainers and more: Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
The firsts shipping notices of the OpenBSD 4.8 CD set have been received yesterday. Jeremy Chase posted this message to the misc@ mailing-list: From: Jeremy Chase To: OpenBSD general usage list Subject: Looks like my 4.8 CD is in the mail! ... [More] Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:02:12 -0400 I just got this in my inbox: "USPS OpenBSD Order:2010/9/10-13:4:42-15337--" Very exciting! Remember it's never too late to order your own CD set! [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
I find it so interesting to learn about the OpenBSD developers. They come from very different parts of the world with very different backgrounds and experiences and yet come together for a common endeavor. Who are these individuals? What ... [More] brought them to use and develop OpenBSD? What's their educational background and where do they work? You would be surprised to learn the answers to some of these questions. They surprised me, and Philip Guenther (guenther@) was no exception. Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
Pre-orders are now being accepted for OpenBSD 4.8, which is scheduled for release on November 1st, 2010. The biggest new feature in this release is the vastly improved suspend and resume support. Thanks to the hard work of certain key ... [More] developers, most newer laptops (those with ACPI instead of APM) can now be suspended and subsequently brought back to life. As usual, many other improvements have been made, the plus48 page lists them all. Please read on for Theo's announcement to misc Read more... [Less]
Posted about 12 years ago
It has been said that Marco Peereboom (marco@) has been reinventing the Internet since 2000. Indeed, he has done a tremendous amount of work to help improve OpenBSD in various areas besides creating a slew of very useful Open Source ... [More] applications. He is a fan of Finite-state Machine and has a passion for doing things the OpenBSD way. Read on to find out more about marco@, softraid(4) and more: Read more... [Less]
Posted over 12 years ago
On August 31st, Stuart Henderson (sthen@) announced that the default Python version has changed from 2.5 to 2.6. This was following a commit by Federico G. Schwindt (fgsch@) in the ports tree. Please read on for Federico's full commit message and Stuart's announce: Read more...