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Donation Request: New xserve G4 for ports builds
Contributed by pitrh on Tue Feb 26 09:40:43 2013 (GMT)
from the a-more-lickable-rack dept.

Antoine Jacoutot(ajacoutot@) wrote to the misc@ mailing list outlining the project's need for another xserve G4 for macppc builds:

We are looking for a second xserve G4 for the OpenBSD ports building infrastructure. Currently, only one machine is doing all the work and a bulk can last up to 1 month which makes it very hard to stay in sync with snapshots. We are also low on RAM on this machine (only 512M) which makes the build even longer and prevent building some ports.
If anyone could donate and ship such a machine and/or compliant RAM (1G would be nice), please contact me. The machine will be hosted in Alberta, Canada.
Thank you

If any of our readers can help, please contact Antoine with any offers of appropriate hardware you may have lying around.

Editor's note: Specific developers and various parts of the project tend to make their hardware needs known via the Hardware Wanted page. And if you know of hardware that might be useful (also items that are not specifically listed on that page), please follow the instructions on that page for contacting the donations coordinator.

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BSDCan 2013 Program Announced
Contributed by pitrh on Thu Feb 21 08:14:04 2013 (GMT)
from the puffy luvs poutine dept.

The BSDCan 2013 program has been announced, with a nice sampling of OpenBSD related talks.

Read on for further details, registration is expected to open soon.

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Love the new dhclient changes - and so I was inspired...
Contributed by pitrh on Sun Feb 10 20:28:24 2013 (GMT)
from the walkabout puffy dept.

Bob Beck (beck@) writes in with news of the refreshed dhclient(8):

This is a fan letter for my fellow developer Ken Westerback (krw@). Ken is currently partway through the thankless job of modernizing dhclient - it's already much better, and I think it will be really good for 5.3 an will probably take on new life afterwards with more improvements.

If you're like me, and run around with an OpenBSD laptop, dhclient has been the bane of my existence.

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AsiaBSDCon 2013: Strong set of OpenBSD talks
Contributed by pitrh on Wed Feb 6 20:22:26 2013 (GMT)
from the Puffy rises in the east dept.

The AsiaBSDCon 2013 timetable has been released. The program shows a fairly strong OpenBSD component.

The conference takes place in Tokyo, Japan on 14-17 March, 2013. Read on for details, registration will be opening soon.

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n2k13 update: Paul Irofti Talks Loongson and ACPI
Contributed by tbert on Tue Feb 5 08:44:43 2013 (GMT)
from the lets-do-the-time-warp-again dept.

Paul Irofti(pirofti@) tells us about the work he did at n2k13:

The n2k13 hackathon was mainly a Loongson hackathon for me. My main goal was to add CPU throttling support. A few things related to clocks needed to be implemented before being able to deal with the actual CPU scaling bits.

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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is available for pre-order
Contributed by tbert on Mon Feb 4 10:37:38 2013 (GMT)
from the still-waiting-for-the-movie dept.

Several correspondents wrote in to alert us to the fact that a new, improved OpenBSD book is soon to be released:

No Starch Press is now accepting pre-orders for Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition by Michael W. Lucas. A discount is available if you use the promo code from Michael's Blog.

The book is listed with an April 2013 release date, and it will be up to date with the upcoming OpenBSD 5.3 release.

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5.3 -beta tagged, it's snapshots testing time again!
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 10:47:15 2013 (GMT)
from the snap-snap-snap-snap-BETA! dept.

At Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:40 MST, Miod Vallat (miod@) changed the -current version string to 5.3-beta:

Module name:	src
Changes by:	2013/01/31 16:30:40

Modified files:
	etc/root       : root.mail 
	share/mk       : 
	sys/arch/macppc/stand/tbxidata: bsd.tbxi 
	sys/conf       : GENERIC 
	sys/sys        : param.h 

Log message:
welcome to 5.3-BETA

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OpenBSD at FOSDEM 2013
Contributed by phessler on Fri Feb 1 10:14:32 2013 (GMT)
from the more puffy for the masses dept.

This weekend Feb 2-3 at the picturesque ULB Campus Solbosch in Brussels, Belgium, the annual FOSDEM conference will be held.

OpenBSD developers Mike Belopuhov (mikeb@) will give a talk about IPsec improvements in OpenBSD and Matthieu Herrb (matthieu@) will give a talk about X.Org on non-Linux systems.

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n2k13 update: Hardware VLAN tagging/stripping and performance enhancements for vr(4)
Contributed by pitrh on Fri Feb 1 08:17:24 2013 (GMT)
from the tag the puffy dept.

Darren Tucker (dtucker@) writes in with a n2k13 hackathon report with details on his vr(4) driver work:

I intended to start the hackathon by finishing off a diff to add hardware VLAN tagging/stripping support for VT6105M chips in vr(4) then moving on to something else. Although I'm not a kernel or hardware hacker, I already had some mostly working code, the data sheet and a test device. How long could this take?

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