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vmm(4)/vmd(8) support for seabios and linux guests
Contributed by rueda on Sat Mar 25 23:22:19 2017 (GMT)
from the penguin in a box dept.

Mike Larkin (mlarkin@) writes on tech@:

I just committed the last parts of my working tree to enable both seabios and alpine linux support (using serial console).

This should be enough for people to create images and help find and fix bugs.

See a mailing list archive for the full message.

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golang now has native support for OpenBSD's pledge(2)
Contributed by grey on Thu Mar 23 08:37:28 2017 (GMT)
from the it's got better provenance than C++ dept.

Google's golang, collaboratively developed by Unix and C pioneers like Ken Thompson, Rob Pike et al has been very BSD friendly (the language itself is BSD licensed) and it just got even friendlier for OpenBSD's pledge mechanism.

To quote the diff:

"unix: add support for OpenBSD pledge

Pledge, the privilege-restricting syscall and mitigation mechanism, was missing from syscall_openbsd.go. As of the latest release, it is officially supported in 'stable'."

Link to the full golang diff here: https://go.googlesource.com/sys/+/8fd966b47dbdd4faa03de0d06e3d733baeb9a1a9%5E%21/

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EuroBSDCon 2017 Call for Papers open
Contributed by jj on Thu Mar 16 08:48:50 2017 (GMT)
from the show-me-your-papers-please dept.

On behalf of the EuroBSDCon 2017 Program Committee, here is the Call for Proposals for the EuroBSDCon 2017 conference which will take place in Paris, France from 21st through 24th of September 2017:

https://2017.eurobsdcon.org/call-for-proposals/

Closing date for the CfP is April, 30th.

Please submit your proposals!

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Half a dozen new features in mandoc -T html
Contributed by rueda on Wed Mar 15 22:12:10 2017 (GMT)
from the doctoring mandoc dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) has written in with another (beautifully formatted) report on even more great mandoc(1) enhancements:

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Ted Unangst on (even more) notable recent changes in OpenBSD
Contributed by rueda on Tue Mar 14 23:00:31 2017 (GMT)
from the the-more-things-stay-the-same dept.

Ted Unangst (tedu@) continues his flak series with part 6 and part 7.

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New mandoc -mdoc -T markdown converter
Contributed by pitrh on Sat Mar 4 16:47:50 2017 (GMT)
from the mark me up before you go-go dept.

If you follow commits closely, via source-changes@ or otherwise, you may already know that mandoc has grown another useful feature. Ingo Schwarze sent us this very nicely formatted article about the new mandoc to markdown converter:

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OpenBSD Foundation 2016 Fundraising
Contributed by rueda on Tue Feb 28 11:14:31 2017 (GMT)
from the coffer$ dept.

Ken Westerback (krw@ when wearing his developer hat) writes in with a summary:

The OpenBSD Foundation is happy to report that the 2016 fundraising goal of $250,000 has been more than met with a final donation total of $573,000!

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What happened to my vlan?
Contributed by rueda on Wed Feb 22 08:54:42 2017 (GMT)
from the one-step-back-for-two-steps-forward dept.

Hrvoje Popovski kindly wrote in to point out that Martin Pieuchot (mpi@) has written a piece entitled What happened to my vlan?.

The piece begins:

A long term goal of the effort I'm driving to unlock OpenBSD's Network Stack is obviously to increase performances. So I'd understand that you find confusing when some of our changes introduce performance regressions.

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mandoc-1.14.1 released
Contributed by rueda on Tue Feb 21 08:44:09 2017 (GMT)
from the mandoc-for-the-masses dept.

Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in:

Hi,

i'm pleased to announce the public release of portable mandoc-1.14.1. It is available now from http://mdocml.bsd.lv/.

All downstream maintainers are encouraged to update their ports and packages from 1.13.4 to 1.14.1.

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