- The power of an integrated platform
- New FreeBSD Source committer: Oleksandr Tymoshenko
This week has been fairly quiet for FreeBSD. There’s nothing much to report. Suppose everybody is waiting for FreeBSD 7.0 to be released. I’ll post the usual Friday – quick news post tomorrow.
This week I’ve been playing round with FreeNAS. PCs are being upgraded in my department at work, so I could take home one of the spare computers (P4). I’m now using this one as my FreeNAS server.
Over the last weekend and the beginning of this week I received some emails from readers who were unable to contact anyone behind the BSD Magazine.
Today Kate emailed me saying that there are some problems with the website and other IT problems, but if you want, you can email her with any suggestions, articles etc etc on katarzyna.kaczor [@] lpmagazine [.] org
I blogged before that there were plans of creating a FreeBSD Magazine. Just to let you know that the first issue can be expected around April 2008. It won’t be just about FreeBSD, but also about other BSD OSses, incl. OpenBSD and NetBSD, hence the name BSD Magazine. The website is now live at bsdmag.org. If you want to contribute or find out more about BSD Magazine, visit the website or contact Kate or Caroline.
The FFS File System driver for Windows enables you to read BSD (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD) FFS partitions from Windows 2000/XP/2003.
More info, downloads and source code on this SF site.
In December 2003, I wrote a script for remotely upgrading a linux system to FreeBSD. I gave it a catchy name (‘Depenguinator’, inspired by the ‘Antichickenator’ in Baldur’s Gate), announced it on a FreeBSD mailing list and on Slashdot, and before long it was famous. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for changes in the layout of FreeBSD releases to make the Depenguination script stop working; so for the past three years I have been receiving emails asking me to update it to work with newer FreeBSD releases,
Colin Percival wrote on his website. If you want to ‘kill’ some ‘penguins’, download the Depenguinator and let it do it’s job ;-)