NetBSD hosting experiences, 2010-03-27 00:00:00 #
I got a comment (people actually read this?!) on the last post asking to describe my netbsd host, so here goes: I'm using a V-Colo Mini from panix.com, which costs $15/month and runs NetBSD 5.x. That's 8GB storage, 180MB RAM, and 100GB transfer/month. I didn't do any research to see if there were better deals, but the specs can be found here: For an extra $5 I can double most of my specs so I figure it's not a bad deal. Space is, definitely, a little tight on this cheaper option but not too bad. Panix has a few scripts and packages installed on the initial system for performing backups or something. After finding the right email address they were also pretty responsive to my questions about why I kept typing my password incorrectly. :) They also offer console access, which is good. If I run low on space I may go in and delete some system packages since it looks like X was also installed.
pkgsrc pkgin - teriffic!, 2010-03-22 00:00:00 #
Over the weekend I bought a colo NetBSD xen server (the future home for this website, probably) and had the need to get a few packages installed. To do this I installed the pkgin tool and just wanted to report that it's awesome! It does indeed bring pkgsrc upto yum-like ease, the interface is really natural, and it's just works well in general.
NetBSD DTrace progress, 2010-03-16 00:00:00 #
NetBSD's DTrace implementation is making some big progress. Check it out.
NetBSD hackathon results, 2010-02-25 00:00:00 #
Update! I'm editing the text of this post because it makes me sound a lot more important than I was. :) I managed to participate a little bit in the hackathon, replied to a few PR's trying to get some feedback/closure, so I'm pleased. Thanks to HUGE efforts by hardcore developers, GNATs shows a really great result! GNATS Bug Database Summary State Count (before) Count (after) open 4418 4322 analyzed 155 155 feedback 200 225 suspended 61 60 dead 6 11 closed 35081 35180 TOTAL 39921
NetBSD hackathon now!, 2010-02-19 00:00:00 #
Quick!! Point your irc client at freenode ( ) and join #netbsd-code for a weekend of interesting stuff.