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Budapest g2k12 Hackathon part V
Contributed by phessler on Mon Dec 3 19:50:19 2012 (GMT)
from the budapest-strikes-back dept.

And now, for the final installment of the Budapest g2k12 hackathon reports!

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hackathon report covering g2k12 and c2k12 by schwarze@
Contributed by phessler on Thu Nov 22 10:06:18 2012 (GMT)
from the may-the-schwarze-be-with-you dept.

OpenBSD developer Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@) writes in to tell us about the work he has done at two recent hackathons, g2k12 in Budapest Hungary during July, and c2k12 in Coimbra Portugal in November.

The mdoc(7) language can now easily be used to document portable software

Whenever possible, people want to write documentation using the modern, nice, structured BSD mdoc(7) language and not using the dated, ugly, low-level UNIX man(7) language. However, some archaic operating systems like Solaris still do not ship with an mdoc(7) formatter - a fact that is easy to understand when you consider that mdoc(7) was only invented quite recently: It first appeared in 4.4BSD, released in June 1993,
which is less than twenty years ago.

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iTWire: Upstream vendors can harm small projects: OpenBSD dev
Contributed by phessler on Thu Nov 22 08:16:16 2012 (GMT)
from the the-whole-world-is-i386-on-linux dept.

OpenBSD's very own Marc Espie was interviewed by iTWire, about a mail he sent to the OpenBSD tech@ mailing list.

[I]magine you're cooking a great hamburger, and some friend comes by and tries it and tells you "oh yeah, it's fine, but it does not taste like I'm used to when I go to McDonald's".

Are you going to change your recipe so that it tastes more like McDonald's?

You can read the interview at

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Wrapping up a week in Coimbra...
Contributed by phessler on Mon Nov 19 20:44:51 2012 (GMT)
from the drinking-coffee-in-fibonacci dept.

Right now (Nov 14 - 20, 2012) c2k12 is happening in Coimbra, Portugal and there are 10 thirsty developers working hard on all sorts of projects.

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OpenBSD 5.2 released
Contributed by weerd on Wed Oct 31 09:09:30 2012 (GMT)
from the 27B-6 dept.

November 1st 2012, Calgary, Alberta and elsewhere,

The OpenBSD project today announced the general availability of OpenBSD 5.2, the project's 33rd twice-yearly release. The big news in this release is the introduction of real kernel threads (as described in Philip Guenther's EuroBSDCon 2012 presentation, OpenBSD and "real" threads). But as usual this release contains a number of incremental and some fairly big and important improvements over previous releases. The release page has the fuller story.

Yes, you read this right: The developers of our favorite operating system have produced another top-notch, rock-solid release, delivered on time as per the six month release cycle. You will want this one.

As usual, those of us who pre-ordered early have already got our CD sets, T-shirts and other swag. But it's still not too late to order your own sets, or even contribute a donation!

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Thin client solution based on OpenBSD
Contributed by phessler on Fri Oct 26 14:01:20 2012 (GMT)
from the bang-the-drum-all-day dept.

OpenBSD developer Robert Nagy writes in to tell us about how they use OpenBSD at work:

The m:tier thin client is a small application written in Python that can be executed as a window manager replacement. It provides a clean UI for the thin client hardware in order to allow the user to easily execute all the needed applications. We have been using thin client hardware from IGEL to have a simple and usable hardware base for our thin client. The machine itself is a really simple i386 machine with enough power to support most of the needs. As usual, we have chosen OpenBSD as the operating system because of its simplicity and the fact that it’s the most secure and sane operating system out there.

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EuroBSDCon 2012 wrap up
Contributed by phessler on Mon Oct 22 18:20:20 2012 (GMT)
from the nostrovia! dept.

Recently returned (and some still there) from Warsaw Poland, there were many OpenBSD talks given at EuroBSDCon 2012.

We started off with the ever popular tutorial

  • Building The Network You Need with PF by Peter N. M. Hansteen

    And then continued with OpenBSD related talks:
  • Using routing domains / routing tables in a production network by Peter Hessler
  • Improvements in the IPsec stack and OpenBSD cryptographic framework by Mike Belopuhov
  • OpenBSD’s new queueing subsystem by Henning Brauer
  • Advances in packages and ports in OpenBSD by Marc Espie
  • OpenBSD and "real" threads by Philip Guenther

    Many thanks to the Organizers, Speakers and Attendees for an excellent conference.

  • [topicconf]
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    Budapest g2k12 Hackathon part IV
    Contributed by jj on Thu Sep 20 17:27:23 2012 (GMT)
    from the a-new-hope dept.

    The editors apologize for the extreme delay in this, our penultimate installment of our hackathon reportage!

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    BSDTalk interview with David Gwynne
    Contributed by pitrh on Fri Sep 7 06:26:53 2012 (GMT)
    from the puffy can haz wirez dept.

    BSDTalk has posted a 30 minute interview with David Gwynne (dlg@). Topics include RAID drivers, SCSI, and networking.

    Listen to the interview here:

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