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.
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.
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… 😉