490: New Year’s Plan9’ing: FreeBSD Foundation’s Software Development review of 2022, what can we learn from Vintage Computing, OpenBSD KDE Status Report 2022, a Decade of HardenedBSD, In Praise of Plan9, and more.
Automation and Hacking Your FreeBSD CLI: The more we automate, the more we can save time and boost our productivity to higher levels. In this article we plan on looking at how to build more human-readable outputs in FreeBSD by leveraging tools like libxo to drive better output for automation APIs.
OpenZFS – Data Security vs. Integrity: Data security is about preventing data from being disclosed, ensuring that only the correct people can access it. Data integrity ensures the data is correct, that it has not become corrupt due to hardware failure or other issues. With ZFS, you can get both.
Testing wanted: execute-only on amd64: On the tech@ mailing list, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) has issued a request for testing of patch(es) for execute-only (xonly) binaries on amd64.
What kind of jobs are available with FreeBSD/OpenBSD?: Networking student wanting to know whether FreeBSD/OpenBSD knowledge is a thing that could bring them job offers.
NetBSD HAMMER2: Based on the FreeBSD version, with notes: - Initial target is read-only support, but write support is also planned once read-only support is accomplished. - Tags are merely for packaging, nothing directly to do with file system version. - -CURRENT aka upstream NetBSD is the only tier 1 support branch at the moment.
BSD Now 489: Refreshing Perspective : FreeBSD vs. Linux – Networking, HDMI sound output through TV speakers on FreeBSD 13, Getting started with tmux, Samba Active Directory, OpenIKED 7.2 released, FreeBSD Plasma 5 GUI Install, DHCP server howto in German, and more.
FreeBSD vs. Linux – 5 Factors When Considering FreeBSD vs Linux – Package Management: The popularity of package managers permeates all Unix distributions. Yet there are subtle differences in the approach that Linux vs. FreeBSD take in handling packages. How does Linux compare to FreeBSD's way of managing packages? We have identified key points to consider in the software lifecycle management of both in the article.
What is carbonOS?
carbonOS is an independent Linux distribution that focuses on UX and robust system design more than it does on compatibility with Linux tradition. It is an atomic distribution, which means that OS updates are always safe. The system’s layout ensures the integrity of system files. Unlike other atomic distros, carbonOS does not attempt to keep around traditional package management features: carbonOS is Flatpak-first for your apps and container-first for everything else. This will allow carbonOS to achieve unique features, like Verified/Secure Boot.
carbonOS’s end goal is to be a distro that uses Linux’s unique capabilities to provide a secure, stable, and robust environment for users’ apps and work. I want it to be a general-purpose OS that the user doesn’t have to think about. Users should be able to game on it, work on it, program on it, and do whatever else they want without ever having to worry about the technical details of their operating system. Basically, I’d love to fulfill the “GnomeBook” dream: an OS as maintenance-free as Chrome OS, but as powerful as a real desktop OS and all without compromising the users’ ultimate freedom over their hardware.
LineageOS 20 also introduces a new camera app called Aperture, which is based on Google’s CameraX library and provides a closer-to-stock camera experience on many devices. Aperture was developed by SebaUbuntu, LuK1337, and luca020400, and has been integrated into LineageOS and adapted to a wide range of supported devices. https://lineageos.org/Changelog-27/
it ships with these new features:
Added a choice of bootloaders as well as the ability to not install a bootloader (systemd-boot is default selected)
Switched to dracut from mkinitcpio
Added an entry for Windows when using grub or systemd-boot and Windows is installed
You can now choose to create a new EFI partition instead of re-using the existing one when using “Replace partition” or “Install alongside“.
Grub submenu feature is now enabled by default (only default entry is visible extra entries are inside a submenu)
Default wallpaper/background is now set by settings packages instead of welcome
KDE/Plasma: Replaced the discover icon with a Konsole icon.
Cinnamon: Replaced adwaita icons with Qogir
GNOME: uses Console and Gnome-text-editor instead of now legacy gedit and gnome-terminal, Wallpaper follows night and day theme same for Console (it is set to dark only by upstream default)
Budgie: is set to Qogir Icons and arc GTK theme and uses Nemo instead of Nautilus (to have even theming possible, Nautilus is not able to get theming from Budgie)
Lots of Calamares cleanup work
Reorganized and cleaned up the netinstall packages
December 20, 2022 posted by Nia Alarie
After nearly 3 whole years of development (work started on NetBSD 10 in late 2019), BETA snapshots have finally been published for interested users to test. More changes will be backported from the development branch over the next few months before we tag a final release, so the BETA images will keep getting updated.
After almost two years of work, we are happy to announce the release of Xfce 4.18 !
Since Xfce 4.16 a lot of major development happened. Our team added multiple nice new features, did a gazillion of bug fixes and did various minor improvements. Finally, all that is going to be released for your pleasure.
This development cycle was influenced a lot by GSoC 2021 and GSoC 2022, which led to various new features, most of them for Thunar, the Xfce File Manager. Though as well multiple other Xfce components got a lot of love and many improvements were done under the hood.