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Google offers 5 EuroBSDCon 2014 travel grants for female computer scientists
Contributed by jj on Wed Aug 20 10:09:05 2014 (GMT)
from the come fly with me dept.

Via the EuroBSDCon 2014 organizers comes the news that Google will be sponsoring 5 female computer scientists to attend the EuroBSDCon 2014 conference. The announcement follows:

Google EMEA Women in Tech Conference and Travel grants for female computer scientists

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, Google is pleased to offer Women in Tech Travel and Conference Grants to attend the EuroBSDcon 2014 conference.

5 grants, are offered which include:

  • Free registration for the conference
  • Up to 1000 EUR towards travel costs (to be paid after the conference)

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Heads up: rcctl(8) the rc.conf.local management tool landing in base soon
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Aug 19 17:34:45 2014 (GMT)
from the was that by by remote control dept.

Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) has just committed committed a tool for managing rc.conf.local(8), in order to make it simpler for automated management systems such as Puppet or Ansible to interface with the operating system configuration:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	ajacoutot@cvs.openbsd.org	2014/08/19 08:08:20

Added files:
	usr.sbin/rcctl : Makefile rcctl.8 rcctl.sh 

Log message:
Introduce rcctl(8), a simple utility for maintaining rc.conf.local(8).

# rcctl
usage: rcctl enable|disable|status|action [service [flags [...]]]

Lots of man page improvement from the usual suspects (jmc@ and schwarze@)
not hooked up yet but committing now so work can continue in-tree
agreed by several

[topicsysadmin]
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Early bird rates for EuroBSDCon 2014 have been extended
Contributed by phessler on Mon Aug 18 15:07:07 2014 (GMT)
from the birds-of-a-feather dept.

As seen on Twitter, the Early Bird rates have been extended until August 25th. As you can tell, there are quite a few delightful talks and tutorials scheduled. Some of your trustworthy Undeadly Editors have already registered, come join us!

EuroBSDCon 2014 Registration

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BSDNow Episode 050: VPN, My Dear Watson
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 15 09:08:09 2014 (GMT)
from the connective reasoning dept.

This week the fellas dish interview Robert Watson of FreeBSD, and present a tutorial for getting OpenVPN working, in addition to the weekly odds and ends of the BSD world.

[ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]

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mandoc 1.13.1 Released
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Aug 10 21:38:55 2014 (GMT)
from the puff up your manuals dept.

Ingo Schwarze writes in with the news of a new and better mandoc release:

after more than seven months of active development including two hackathons, i have just released mandoc = mdocml 1.13.1 on <http://mdocml.bsd.lv/>.

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g2k14: Antoine Jacoutot on GNOME, rc(8) and /etc cleanup
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Aug 10 12:46:18 2014 (GMT)
from the leading by example dept.

Antoine Jacoutot writes in with this report from the g2k14 hackathon:

Finally a hackathon where I did not have to spend 90% of my time under ports/x11/gnome \o/ (but of course, I had to cd into it anyway...). Besides some regular tweaks and updates in there, I worked on the gnome.port.mk MODULE to make it more generic and allow non-GNOME ports to benefit from some of its goodies (like xdg triggers and such) without ending up with unneeded build dependencies or things being only relevant to GNOME.

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LibreSSL 2.0.5 released
Contributed by phessler on Fri Aug 8 20:05:14 2014 (GMT)
from the only-a-few-empty-stomachs dept.

Brent Cook (bcook@) has announced the release of LibreSSL 2.0.5:

We have released LibreSSL 2.0.5, which should be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near you.

This version forward-ports security fixes from OpenSSL 1.0.1i, including fixes for the following CVEs:

CVE-2014-3506
CVE-2014-3507
CVE-2014-3508 (partially vulnerable)
CVE-2014-3509
CVE-2014-3510
CVE-2014-3511

LibreSSL 2.0.4 was not found vulnerable to the following CVEs:

CVE-2014-5139
CVE-2014-3512
CVE-2014-3505

We welcome feedback and support from the community as we continue to work on LibreSSL.

Thank you,

Brent

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g2k14: Reports Roundup
Contributed by tbert on Wed Oct 15 06:36:00 2014 (GMT)
from the friday data dump dept.

For those looking for one handy place for all their g2k14 hackathon report reading needs, we present the following list.

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BSDNow Episode 049: Episode 049: The PC-BSD Tour
Contributed by tbert on Fri Aug 8 07:34:57 2014 (GMT)
from the delicious GUI filling dept.

On this week's episode of BSDNow, the gang takes us on a whirlwind tour of the GUI tools for PC-BSD, in addition to the usual weekly roundup of rumours and hearsay!

[ Video | HD Video | MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Torrent ]

[topicbsdnow]
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