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EuroBSDCon 2012 presentations available online.
Contributed by jj on Thu Jan 3 20:53:22 2013 (GMT)
from the puffy-with-lots-of-polish dept.

The EuroBSDCon 2012 videos has now been published. If you missed the conference or a particular presentation, take a look at the talks here.
The OpenBSD-related presentations can also be read/viewed at
www.openbsd.org/papers.

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Matthieu Herrb interviewed on BSDTalk
Contributed by jj on Tue Jan 1 08:06:34 2013 (GMT)
from the undeadly-consortium-requests-that-the-following-names-be-used dept.

Matthieu Herrb was recently interviewed on BSDTalk about Xenocara, the OpenBSD port of X.org on what it is, and what it's not.

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Sun4v logical domain support coming up.
Contributed by jj on Mon Dec 17 10:58:55 2012 (GMT)
from the yo-dawg-I-heard-you-like-logical-domains dept.

So this stuff is in a usable state now. Below are some instructions on how to use things, and I encourage people with access to suitable hardware to play with it. If you do, you probably should be very current and rebuild your kernel and ldomctl(8) from absolutely -current sources before doing so.

Have fun!

Mark

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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 http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/57589-upstream-vendors-can-harm-small-projects-openbsd-dev

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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 itís the most secure and sane operating system out there.

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