No more TextMaker for FreeBSD

According to SoftMaker president Martin Kotulla, the only commercial word processor available as a native FreeBSD application, TextMaker, will no longer support that platform as of the upcoming 2008 edition. There will of course be a Windows edition, and a native...

meetBSD 2007 Conference, Warshaw

meetBSD is the biggest and the best technical conference in Poland devoted to open source solutions based on BSD systems The meetBSD 2007 conference will take place in Warsaw from November 17th to 18th. meetBSD is a periodic conference devoted to UNIX like operating...

FreeBSD Release Documentation Snapshot Page

I came accros this interesting page that holds snapshots of the FreeBSD release documentation, for the most recent versions back to version 4.5. This page holds snapshots of the FreeBSD release documentation. The first released version of FreeBSD to use RELNOTESng was...

Creating and Managing A Jailed Virtual Host in FreeBSD

It is possible to spawn a completely jailed second (or many!) operating system within a modern FreeBSD install. Doing so can be tricky, but here I will document the method that I have found works for me. The first most important resource about jails, is the man page,...

Using daemontools (supervise) on FreeBSD

What is daemontools? From the daemontools website: daemontools is a collection of tools for managing UNIX services. supervise monitors a service. It starts the service and restarts the service if it dies. Setting up a new service is easy: all supervise needs is a...

Portsnap; 3 years old. Happy birthday

Three years ago today, Colin Percival announced the availability of the first version of FreeBSD Portsnap. Almost a year later, in August 2005, Portsnap was added to the FreeBSD base system, and since then it has grown to four official mirrors and now supports almost...