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What's in -current this week

Contributed by deanna on from the would-you-like-to-play-a-game? dept.

Interesting changes in -current last week include lots of work on the Landisk port, some new OpenCVS features, AMD64 timecounter support, pkg_* tools improvements, tweaks to ifconfig(8) and fdisk(8), a new set of slides, and, more importantly, a usb missile launcher and a port to go with it. src

  • timecounter support on amd64

    Changes by:             otto@                   2006/11/07 02:09:43
       
    Modified files:
            sys/arch/amd64/amd64: machdep.c
            sys/arch/amd64/conf: Makefile.amd64
            sys/arch/amd64/include: _types.h cpu.h
            sys/arch/amd64/isa: clock.c
    Removed files:
            sys/arch/amd64/amd64: microtime.S
    
    Log message:
    Timecounters for amd64. Diff by art@, tested by many. ok deraadt@  
    

  • new fdisk command: -y
    Changes by:             deraadt@                2006/11/08 16:22:26
    
    Modified files:
            sbin/fdisk     : fdisk.8 fdisk.c misc.c
            
    Log message:
    add a -y flag, for non-interactive use
    

  • ports tree locate database

    Changes by:             espie@                  2006/11/11 09:13:43
    
    Modified files:
            usr.sbin/pkg_add: pkg_mklocatedb
    
    Log message:
    -P option: prepend pkgpath instead of pkgname.
    -p option: use the continuation code from OpenBSD::PackingList in a sneaky
    way, so that we can read all packing-list contents in one go from a
    make print-plist-contents in /usr/ports.
    
    Allows building a located database from the ports tree without needing to
    build any packages.
    
  • new ifconfig command: -nwid
    Changes by:             mk@                     2006/11/10 13:04:24
    
    Modified files:
            sbin/ifconfig  : ifconfig.8 ifconfig.c
       
    Log message:   
    Add -nwid command to allow wireless interfaces to not prefer a specific
    access point.  Does the same as nwid "" but since we have -nwkey for nwkey
    etc. this is nice for consistency.
    
  • new usb device: missile launcher!
    Changes by:             jolan@                  2006/11/11 07:38:13
    
    Modified files:
            sys/dev/usb    : usbdevs
    
    Log message:
    usb missile launcher
    
www

  • huge amount of work on landisk

    Changes by:             deraadt@                2006/11/08 18:13:11
       
    Modified files:
            .              : landisk.html
    
    Log message:
    landisk is kind of arriving..
    

  • new slides: OpenBSD 4.0: Past, Present and Future

    Changes by:             pedro@                  2006/11/10 13:16:49
    
    Modified files:
            .              : events.html
    
    Log message:
    Add link to slides of talk given at CONISLI, okay krw@
    

ports

  • new port: pymissile
    Changes by:               jolan@                2006/11/12 11:17:53
    
    Log message:
        pymissile-20061111, usb missile launcher control script
    
        Status:
    
        Vendor Tag: jolan
        Release Tags:       jolan_20061112
    
        N ports/misc/pymissile/Makefile
        N ports/misc/pymissile/distinfo
        N ports/misc/pymissile/pkg/PLIST
        N ports/misc/pymissile/pkg/DESCR
    

  • security update: trac
    Changes by:              mbalmer@               2006/11/10 00:46:25
    
    Modified files:
            www/trac       : Makefile distinfo
            www/trac/pkg   : PLIST
    
    Log message:   
    security update to trac 0.10.1 (fixes a csrf vulnerability)
    changelog available here: http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/ChangeLog
    
    from Maintainer, Ben Lovett
    

  • security update: firefox and thunderbird
    Changes by:             wilfried@               2006/11/10 07:15:49
    
    Modified files:
            www/mozilla-firefox: Makefile distinfo
            www/mozilla-firefox/patches:
                                         patch-gfx_src_ps_nsFontMetricsPS_cpp
    
    Log message:
    SECURITY update to 1.5.0.8
    
    see http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/known-vulnerabilities.html
    for details
    

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Comments
  1. By Anonymous Coward (64.231.232.241) on

    Nice timing, just when I finally trained myself to _stop_ trying -nwid! :-)

    -nwkey -nwid is much more intuitive. thanks.

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (216.175.250.42) on

      > Nice timing, just when I finally trained myself to _stop_ trying -nwid! :-)
      >
      > -nwkey -nwid is much more intuitive. thanks.

      All part of OpenBSD's master plan to confuse us all with a consistent and intuitive operating system

      I mean, come on, you used to have to KNOW how to set up IPSEC; now any schmuck who can read a man page can do it :)

  2. By Paul Irofti (86.106.14.45) bulibuta@gmail.com on

    any estimate on when it's going to be released?

    Comments
    1. By Anonymous Coward (128.171.90.200) on

      > any estimate on when it's going to be released?

      it's in -current, which means it is in the next release ... thats May 1st

      http://openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Flavors

      Comments
      1. By Anonymous Coward (64.231.232.241) on

        > > any estimate on when it's going to be released?
        >
        > it's in -current, which means it is in the next release ... thats May 1st

        The source is in -current but has to be built and installed by hand. There's a README there explaining this. So, it's not ready yet but seems a lot closer.

      2. By Ray Lai (162.83.228.173) ray@ on http://cyth.net/~ray/

        > > any estimate on when it's going to be released?
        >
        > it's in -current, which means it is in the next release ... thats May 1st
        >
        > http://openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Flavors

        Sorry, not until it's ready. I hope it will be ready by May 1st, though.

    2. By Xavier Santolaria (213.214.34.168) xsa@ on

      > any estimate on when it's going to be released?

      I finally got to unslack after moving to the new appartment and get the
      Internet link(...), so if you follow -current, you might have noticed that
      we are currently hacking here and there to make it more usable in
      different setups (client<->server, and local setup) and for the most used
      commands.

      Though, no release date is planned as there are still many things to do
      but one thing you could do, is TEST TEST TEST what's in src/usr.bin/cvs
      and SEND SEND SEND your feedbacks. We even managed to get a README
      there ;-)

      And, as any piece of software, we cannot test everything on our own
      so we need your feedbacks to make OpenCVS go live.

  3. By cameronsto (165.2.186.10) on

    Would it be possible to provide a link with each item to its location in the cvs repository at http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ ? It would be nice to be able to go straight to each item so we can actually see the changes.

    -cameron

  4. By Anonymous Coward (156.34.213.153) on

    I'm sure that I'm not the only person who is curious ... in a nutshell, it is a toy:

    http://www.usb-hub.org/pages/page/1003/

  5. By Peter Curran (217.35.138.153) on

    Cool!

    As a matter of interest is anybody working on a port to the Linksys NSLU2. There is quite a strong Linux community supporting various Linuxy things on this box. It would be really fun if I could run my favourite OS on it.

    The Plextor box mentioned in the web page is available in the UK for around 117 for 160GB version, if anybody doesn't know how to use Google (http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=20104).

  6. By Anonymous Coward (83.5.200.43) on

    to save some clicks for those curious...

    IO-DATA USL-5P:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iodata.jp%2Fprod%2Fstorage%2Fhdd%2F2004%2Fusl-5p%2Findex.htm&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

    cost ~100 EUR

    Plextor PX-EH16L:

    http://www.plextor-europe.com/products/px-eh16l.asp?choice=PX-EH16L

    cost ~200 EUR


    this looks very cool!

  7. By proteus (70.22.234.60) on

    Does anyone know if there is documentation somewhere about the changes in the SCSI layers mentioned in the slides?

  8. By Sacha (85.146.77.172) on

    " <i>new usb device: missile launcher!</i> "

    OMFG! :D

    Nice to see this :D

  9. By Matthew Mulrooney (66.18.211.194) on

    Slide 41 says:
    
      Working towards larger partitions
      * 750GB drives
      * 1TB drives inevitable
    
    I just set up a 1TB array consisting of 3 x 500GB (RAID5) + 1 x 500GB 
    (hot spare).  All of this is hidden behind an LSI MegaRAID controller, 
    and therefore shows up as a single 1TB disk.  Some googling later I 
    now find that I just squeaked in under the limit:
    
       Partition Size Limit
    Feel free to correct me if that information is out of date.
    

    Comments
    1. By Otto Moerbeek (87.210.142.234) otto@drijf.net on http://www.drijf.net

      Current limit is documented in newfs(8). Be sure we will update this information if it's no longer up-to-date.

      Nitpicking: the manual pages are authorative information. Mailing lists posts are not (even if the post is from a developer).

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