In case you do not know what you can do with DTrace, take the time to have a look at the DTrace blog. It is worth any minute you invest reading it.
Today I was looking into the OpenSource licenses which are displayed for Android (2.3.4). There are several files which come with a BSD license.
During looking at it, I noticed that the libm has the copyright of several FreeBSD people. I did not had an in-deep look if this is because they took the FreeBSD libm, or if this is because parts of the FreeBSD libm where adopted by other BSD projects.
What I noticed is, that some special characters are not displayed correctly. For example the name Dag-Erling Smørgrav looks mangled in the display of the license inside the phone (I hope it is displayed better in my blog). His name is not the only problem case, there are also other characters which are not rendered as expected.
This does not really look professional.
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.
I moved my pages about publications and projects into the blog. The contents of the publications are still at the old place (and therefore in the same style as when I wrote them). I have not decided yet if I will import the contents of the publications into the blog or not. Importing the contents means everything would have a consistent style, not importing it would mean the content is as “original” as possible.
I took the time to move the blog to my own website. I can now post stuff which is not related to FreeBSD, and I do not use the resources of the project for this anymore. It also allows me to install a theme I like more, and I can install plugins like I want.
Now I just have to find the cause of some strange stuff I see. After importing my data from the FreeBSDish blog, the permalinks do not work like I want, I have to use the ugly default way of handling permalinks. I also have to write this post without seeing what I type, the editor is displaying white text on a white background…
Some days ago I got approval from Real, I’m allowed to blog about the native FreeBSD RealPlayer. Now I get time to blog about it.
Ok, there’s not much to say about it so far. Some people in the FreeBSD community (among them 2 committers, guess who is one of them…) are helping Real to get it up and running on FreeBSD. The FreeBSD build machine is setup and some build logs are already generated. Some minor problems where identified (missing software which can be installed out of the ports, some minor issues in the build system and some other easy to fix stuff I don’t remember ATM) in a first round of log–review.
This reminds me that I should have a look if there are some new logs. Maybe I get time at the weekend. Let’s hope I don’t forget about it… 😉