Alexander Leidinger

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Oct
26

Some updates (kernel/ports)

There was not much to tell in the last months. I was busy with mov­ing and the preg­nancy of my wife (ok, she was more busy with this than I was…).

So the recent updates are, that I took some time to com­mit some of my patches to SVN. Most of them are in my SVN user area in var­i­ous branches. The inter­est­ing ones may be desk­jail and lin­ux­aio. The first one allows to run your desk­top in a jail. The sec­ond one gives async I/O for the lin­ux­u­la­tor.

There’s also some other stuff. Feel free to have a look.

It also seems that the we may see the Fedora 8 infra­struc­ture land­ing in the ports col­lec­tion “soon”. I have the impres­sion that Boris just waits for the com­plete unfreeze of the ports col­lec­tion. The last patch I’ve reviewed looked very good. There are some loose ends, like switch­ing it on as the default linux base for FreeBSD–cur­rent for exam­ple, but those are things which I pre­fer to do later than in the same com­mit. First let it be there for a while and let curi­ous users test it a lit­tle bit more. If every­thing is ok, we can switch the default linux base to F8 in –current.

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Oct
19

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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Jul
15

snd_emu10kx imported into –current

I imported the emu10kx dri­ver into -cur­rent. It was already avail­able from ports, and may replace the emu10k1 dri­ver in the future. Cur­rently both are avail­able as a mod­ule, just in case there are some problems.

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Jun
20

lin­ux­o­la­tor day

A happy wel­come to Boris Samorodov to the ports com­mit­ters team (I’m his men­tor). This means I don’t have the bur­den to take care of the lin­ux­o­la­tor infra­struc­ture in the Ports Col­lec­tion alone any­more. Yeah!

Today I com­mit­ted another part of Roman’s work in the lin­ux­o­la­tor SoC. Now we should get log mes­sages for the new miss­ing syscalls for real. We defin­i­tively need high level overview doc­u­ments for sub­sys­tems.

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Jun
17

The new default linux base: FC4

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.

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