v4l sup­port in the linuxu­lat­or MFCed to 8-​stable

I merged the v4l trans­la­tion lay­er in­to the linuxu­lat­or of 8–stable. As in -cur­rent, this just means that linux apps (like Skype) can now use FreeBSD nat­ive devices which con­form to the v4l ABI. The port multimedia/​webcamd provides ac­cess to some web­cams (or DVB hard­ware) via the v4l ABI.

People which want to test the linuxu­lat­or part should first make sure a nat­ive FreeBSD ap­plic­a­tion has no prob­lem ac­cess­ing the device.

The reas­on why this blog was not ac­cess­ible to some people

I got no­ti­fied that my blog was not ac­cess­ible for a while. Seems that at least re­cent fire­fox ver­sions some­how changed their be­ha­vi­or in what is send in the HTTP-​header. This caused an Apache Re­dir­ect­Match rule to trig­ger, which denies ac­cess to some parts of the blog for some users.

The WP-​login, WP–dash­board, and logged-​in users where not af­fected by this, so if you have some cus­tom rules which deny ac­cess to your blog, make sure you make a test of your blog when logged-​out.