maatkit and mod_security updated in pkgsrc, 2011-03-20 19:16:56 #
maatkit and mod_security have been upgraded in pkgsrc. Enjoy!

tags: pkgsrc

NetBSD fun fact- julian assange, 2011-03-18 09:06:34 #
Apparently Julian Assange of wikileaks fame was an active NetBSD developer around 2001. (proff@)

tags: netbsd

NetBSD best platform for ruby, 2011-03-06 13:49:55 #

Benchmarks from ruby-benchmark-suite run on ruby-1.9.2-p180 with rubygems-1.5.3

NetBSD comes in first and second in these ruby benchmarks.

# Totals by shear number of tests won.
Totals Wins by OS
 252 nbsd599 NetBSD-current
 126 nbsd NetBSD-5.1
  97 dfly DragonflyBSD 2.9
  95 linux Linux-Ubuntu 10.10 Server
  70 obsd OpenBSD-4.8
  27 oi  OpenIndiana 148
  23 fbsd FreeBSD 8.2

tags: netbsd

Flash and NAND subsystem for NetBSD, 2011-02-13 10:19:41 #

Flash and NAND subsystem

A goal of better support for Flash and NAND systems has been around in NetBSD for quite a few years, and it looks like some progress has been made. This will add a /dev/flash and a flashctl.

the /dev/flash device would driver provides a device-independent interface for using flash memory. and flashctl (no man page yet) seems to allow for bad clock scans, erase the disk, read info from the device, or manually mark parts of it bad.

tags: netbsd

nycbug NetBSD event, 2011-02-01 18:37:21 #
Usually nycbug is a little freebsd-focused, but in April there is a scheduled NetBSD bug event!
I'm not sure how I missed this but I will make a note to definitely go!
See you there. (also, maybe tomorrow's meeting)

tags: netbsd

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