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.

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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.

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Native RealPlay­er for FreeB­SD

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… 😉

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