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Love the new dhclient changes - and so I was inspired...
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Feb 10 20:28:24 2013 (GMT)
from the walkabout puffy dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) writes in with news of the refreshed dhclient(8):

This is a fan letter for my fellow developer Ken Westerback (krw@). Ken is currently partway through the thankless job of modernizing dhclient - it's already much better, and I think it will be really good for 5.3 an will probably take on new life afterwards with more improvements.

If you're like me, and run around with an OpenBSD laptop, dhclient has been the bane of my existence.

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AsiaBSDCon 2013: Strong set of OpenBSD talks
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Feb 6 20:22:26 2013 (GMT)
from the Puffy rises in the east dept.

The AsiaBSDCon 2013 timetable has been released. The program shows a fairly strong OpenBSD component.

The conference takes place in Tokyo, Japan on 14-17 March, 2013. Read on for details, registration will be opening soon.

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n2k13 update: Paul Irofti Talks Loongson and ACPI
Contributed by tbert on Tue Feb 5 08:44:43 2013 (GMT)
from the lets-do-the-time-warp-again dept.

Paul Irofti(pirofti@) tells us about the work he did at n2k13:

The n2k13 hackathon was mainly a Loongson hackathon for me. My main goal was to add CPU throttling support. A few things related to clocks needed to be implemented before being able to deal with the actual CPU scaling bits.

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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order
Contributed by tbert on Mon Feb 4 10:37:38 2013 (GMT)
from the still-waiting-for-the-movie dept.

Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released:

No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael's Blog.

The book is listed with an April 2013 release date, and it will be up to date with the upcoming OpenBSD 5.3 release.

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5.3 -beta tagged, it's snapshots testing time again!
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 10:47:15 2013 (GMT)
from the snap-snap-snap-snap-BETA! dept.

At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2013/01/31 16:30:40

Modified files:
	etc/root       : root.mail 
	share/mk       : 
	sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi 
	sys/conf       : GENERIC 
	sys/sys        : param.h 

Log message:
welcome to 5.3-BETA

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OpenBSD at FOSDEM 2013
Contributed by phessler on Fri Feb 1 10:14:32 2013 (GMT)
from the more puffy for the masses dept.

This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held.

OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.

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n2k13 update: Hardware VLAN tagging/stripping and performance enhancements for vr(4)
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 08:17:24 2013 (GMT)
from the tag the puffy dept.

Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k13 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work:

I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I'm not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had some mostly working code, the data sheet and a test device. How long could this take?

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Back from n2k13 new zealand.
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Jan 31 22:57:41 2013 (GMT)
from the hack the kiwi dept.

The first report from n2k13 in New Zealand comes from Bob Beck (beck@):

Having now returned from n2k13 in new zealand, I thought I'd share a little bit here. We had a very productive time in Dunedin at the University of Otago - where we were provided with some very nice accomodation and a great hacking room organized by Jim Cheetham (Thanks Jim!).

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OpenSMTPD: more features, more cleanup, more more
Contributed by tbert on Wed Jan 30 11:25:14 2013 (GMT)
from the plus-de-clochette-a-vache dept.

Gilles Chehade(gilles@) has written about the updates to OpenSMTPD that he, Eric Faurot(eric@), and Charles Longeau(chl@) have recently committed to OpenBSD.

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