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.

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… 😉