After doing active development on it for about a month, i just released version 1.0.0 of the DocBook to mdoc converter, docbook2mdoc(1). The OpenBSD port was updated, too. In a nutshell, docbook2mdoc was brought from experimental status to an early release that can be considered mostly usable for production, though no doubt there are still many rough edges. That's why i called it 1.0.0 and not 1.1.1.
Discounting an airport layover, this was my first trip to Asia. I guess I picked the right spot. Seeing Taipei felt like stepping into Ghost in the Shell. Awesome. But this isn't the OpenBSD travel blog…
florian@) writes in with this report:
unwind(8) is weird. It is the first daemon I wrote without having a constant use for most of its features. slowcgi(8), slaacd(8) and rad(8) are different, I use them every day and I will notice when I break stuff.
A new hackathon report has arrived, this time from Stefan Sperling (
stsp@), who writes:
This hackathon was an exceptional opportunity for several developers involved in 802.11 wireless to meet face to face. I spent a lot of time collaborating with Kevin Lo and Jonathan Matthew throughout the week.
Kenneth R Westerback (
krw@) wrote in with a
report on his recent participation in
Rule 1 of Taipei travel -- nobody knows what an EasyCard is.
Seeing an Asia hackathon coming up was pretty exciting; I’d never been there before. I spent a month or so preparing by getting through the more mundane things in my backlog, mostly new ports and updates. That left my time in Taipei open to focus on fixing some bugs and broken things.
Ken Westerback (krw@) writes in with his report from a2k19, the hackathon in New Zealand:
Due to an earlier (pre-737Max) airplane problem on the flight back from n2k18 in Usti nad Labem, a loosely worded compensation coupon and the cooperation of beck@ in exploiting said wording, I was able to fly Business Class over the Pacific and thus arrived well rested in BNE. Could have been even more rested if I hadn't had to rouse myself to raise a(nother) glass of champagne as we crossed the date line and it became someone's birthday. First world problems.
The alert reader will have noted that BNE is not where a2k19 was. But beck@ and I had decided to personally drag various Australians onto the flight to Wellington the next day.
I just released mandoc-1.14.5. This is a regular maintenance release. As structural changes are quite limited, i expect it to be very stable, so all downstream systems are encouraged to upgrade from any earlier version.
We are delighted to have received an a2k19 hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@) writes:
Better (very) late than never… here's my small report about my a2k19 hackathon slacking time in Wellington (NZ).
The "Antipodean" hackathon they call it. Indeed, it took me 28h to get there from Paris via Singapore! Fortunately, I met with phessler@ and cheloha@ right on arrival at the airport. From there we went directly into town to visit the different bars with mlarkin@ as our guide :-).
The challenge was to find a way to keep us awake (12h of jet lag for me), and going around 6 different bars did the trick :-)