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Ingo Schwarze Interviewed on BSDTalk
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 28 12:26:40 2014 (GMT)
from the man's-man dept.

The latest episode of BSDTalk involves our very own Ingo Schwarze (schwarze@):

bsdtalk243 - mandoc with Ingo Schwarze

Interview about mandoc with Ingo Schwarze. The project webpage describes mandoc as "a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro language of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical language for UNIX manuals."

Recorded at BSDCan 2014.

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g2k14: Andrew Fresh on Programming Perl
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 28 12:28:44 2014 (GMT)
from the do you take it with one hump or two? dept.

This was my first hackathon so I wasn't really sure what to do. I had some plans to possibly import perl 5.20, but I was hoping to include 5.20.1 which isn't out for at least a month and espie@ says that it is too close to lock. I will continue to push local patches upstream to get everyone using perl on OpenBSD to be using the same improvements that are in our base perl.

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BSDNow Episode 047: DES Challenge IV
Contributed by tbert on Fri Jul 25 12:11:40 2014 (GMT)
from the InceptionBSD dept.

On this week's episode, BSDNow interviews FreeBSD Security Officer Dag-Erling Sm°rgrav, links back to Undeadly g2k14 hackathon reports, and discusses the week's BSD news and hearsay.

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

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g2k14: Landry Breuil on Taming Mozilla
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:54:43 2014 (GMT)
from the firefox-fur-coat dept.

As is now an habit, i had made zero plans for this hackathon, i had some unfinished stuff lying around, and no real big task ahead. Firefox 31 betas were already working for me, and only needed actual testing.

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Minimalist HTTP Daemon Activated in Base
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:32:18 2014 (GMT)
from the slowhttpd(8) dept.

Reyk Fl÷ter (reyk@) recently committed the rc(8) glue to make his forked-from-relayd http server usable:

CVSROOT:	/cvs
Module name:	src
Changes by:	reyk@cvs.openbsd.org	2014/07/22 11:37:16

Modified files:
	usr.sbin       : Makefile 
	etc            : Makefile changelist rc.conf 
Added files:
	etc/rc.d       : httpd 

Log message:
Enable httpd(8) in the builds to get more testing, feedback and
improvements.  It is not "finished" but serves static files.

ok deraadt@

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Interview: Brent Cook Talks About Porting LibreSSL
Contributed by tbert on Thu Jul 24 08:19:14 2014 (GMT)
from the bringing-it-back-to-irix dept.

Undeadly was able to get a few minutes of time with Brent Cook (bcook@), who worked on the official LibreSSL port:

Undeadly: Tell us about yourself; who are you, and how did you get involved with the LibreSSL porting effort?

bcook@: My name is Brent Cook. I'm a generalist programmer by day, mostly working on low-level system stuff. I'm also a code performance junky, and I also play piano and saxophone, gigging occasionally around Austin, TX.

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g2k14: Matthieu Herrb on Bringing X Forward
Contributed by tbert on Wed Jul 23 14:22:19 2014 (GMT)
from the #define-ing-progress dept.

Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@), who is the mad Frenchman who maintains Xenocara, writes in to share his g2k14 experience:

My main projects (multitouch, dhcpv6) didn't make any progress as I was distracted into X sets tweaks at the request of a few other hackers.

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LibreSSL 2.0.3 Released
Contributed by tbert on Tue Jul 22 06:40:20 2014 (GMT)
from the demand-improved-spork-detection dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) has announced the release of LibreSSL 2.0.3:

We have released an update, LibreSSL 2.0.3 - which should
be arriving in the LibreSSL directory of an OpenBSD mirror near
you very soon. 
                                                                                
This release includes a number of portability fixes based on the
the feedback we have received from the community. It also includes
some improvements to the fork detection support. 
                                                                                
As noted before, we welcome feedback from the broader community.                
                                                                                
Enjoy,                                                                          
                                                                                
-Bob 

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g2k14: Ken Westerback on DHCP and dump(8)
Contributed by tbert on Mon Jul 21 17:35:11 2014 (GMT)
from the electric-boogaloo dept.

Having missed Ljubljana 1, I looked forward to Ljubljana 2 with great expectations. I was not disappointed! Mitja ran a great hackathon with a nice site and an excellent city around it.

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