In the last days I did not only spend my time approving stuff of my mentee Boris, I also worked a little bit on the linuxolator myself. Thanks to Dmitry Ganenko and a mail of him to emulators@ I was able to fix some bugs which prevented Oracle 10g Express Edition from running. While the committed fixes are different from the patches he submitted, he did a very good job of tracking down the problems and providing hints and a testcase. If no bug shows up, I will merge the fixes to -stable in a week.
Now let’s see how long it takes for someone to write a port for Oracle 10g based upon his description.
I did shoot down some USB related PR’s today. We have now support for more devices in uscanner, umodem and one new PDA in uvisor. Additionally all people which use the controller of a XBOX 360 will now notice that the LEDs on them stop blinking, when the uhid driver attaches to it (like on the XBOX 360).
This affects -current and -stable.
I committed a little bit of cleanup / some XXX comments to the soundsystem, extended the linux(4) man page a little bit and removed some alpha specific section 4 man pages which where overlooked at the time alpha was removed from current.
I think I will enjoy the sun in the backyard a little bit now… 😎
Just returned home from a nice evening with friends and noticed, that the wife of one of our committers has some serious medical problems. Therefore Ruslans asks for help and the spreading of this bad news. I hope a lot of people read this and are able to help Ruslan’s love.
I committed the 5 year old envy24 driver by Katsurajima Naoto. Konstantin Dimitrov spend some time to fix some bugs and to add support for some more soundcards. Currently supported / known to work are:
- M-Audio Audiophile 2496
- M-Audio Delta Dio 2496
- Terratec DMX 6fire
Reports about other working devices are welcome.
There are some known problems too, they are related to vchans, kldunload-ing of the driver, 24bit support, and some mixer problems. People which want to help or add support for their soundcard can have a look at the already collected datasheets:
Portmgr committed the switch to the new default linux base port yesterday. After returning home from work I committed the corresponding UPDATING entry.
Today I marked all unmaintained/old linux base ports as deprecated (some are marked because they are EOL, some are marked because of bitrod). I use a expiration time of about 3 months. So while there’s plenty of time to update, you should do it now.