Monthly Archives: November 2010

MythTV 0.24 for FreeBSD

The new MythTV 0.24 is now out for a week and no call for testers has yet been done. I'm sorry for that but there are a few more details that have to be fixed first and I am at the BSDDay in Hungary over the weekend so don't expect a call for testers of it until late November. But it basically works so i can already show you a few screenshots of it.

Screenshots: http://home.bluelife.at/images/mythtv-0.24/

I've also spend some time getting mythplugin-mythvideo working correctly with metadata download. Looks quite nice to me.

MythTV 0.24

Bjoern Zeeb Awarded International Itojun Service Award

FreeBSD developer Bjoern Zeeb, who recently completed the FreeBSD Jail Based Virtualization Project, has been awarded the Itojun Service Award. From the press release:

The second Itojun Service Award was presented today at this week’s Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Beijing, China. Bjoern A. Zeeb received the award for his dedicated work to make significant improvements in open source implementations of IPv6. IPv6 is the next generation of Internet protocol that will help ensure the continued rapid growth of the Internet as a platform for innovation.

First awarded last year, the Itojun Service Award honours the memory of Dr. Jun-ichiro “itojun

Sometimes everything changes…

I have been wanting to write for aeons but I just couldn’t find the time, sometimes
everything in your life changes, and I have never expected that it could happen to
me. Few months ago I wrote a post that I received a job offer in Kuala Lumpur.
I was very happy with the offer and I’m giving my best shot at it, but there were
times when things just didn’t work the way I wanted. Fortunately I am surrounded with
people who have always tried their best in supporting me and keeping everything
in place. I hope everything will be fine.

I have also found a new luck of my life. Erms.. I guess I should call her THE luck of
my life hihi. At the moment I am preparing everything so that I can stay with her :-) .
So far all is good and I’m very happy here. Looking forward to a bright future ahead.

First PC-BSD 9.0 Alpha Snapshot Available for Testing

Kris Moore has just announced that the first testing snapshot is available for download (both 32 and 64 bit versions). You can help us make 9.0 an awesome release by trying out the snapshots (there will be many between now and the first beta some time next spring) and providing feedback about any bugs you find. Since these are testing snapshots, it is recommended that you try them out on a spare system or using a virtual environment such as VirtualBox. If you're planning on trying out all of the new desktop environments, you should use a virtual machine of at least 2

First PC-BSD 9.0 Alpha Snapshot Available for Testing

Kris Moore has just announced that the first testing snapshot is available for download (both 32 and 64 bit versions). You can help us make 9.0 an awesome release by trying out the snapshots (there will be many between now and the first beta some time next spring) and providing feedback about any bugs you find. Since these are testing snapshots, it is recommended that you try them out on a spare system or using a virtual environment such as VirtualBox. If you're planning on trying out all of the new desktop environments, you should use a virtual machine of at least 2

Are USB memory sticks really that bad?

Last week my ZFS cache device — an USB memory stick — showed xxxM write errors. I got this stick for free as a promo, so I do not expect it to be of high quality (or wear-leveling or similar life-saving things). The stick survived about 9 months, during which it provided a nice speed-up for the access to the corresponding ZFS storage pool. I replaced it by another stick which I got for free as a promo. This new stick survived… one long weekend. It has now 8xxM write errors and the USB subsystem is not able to speak to it anymore. 30 minutes ago I issued an “usbconfig reset

TeXLive 2010 on FreeBSD

I definitively have a lack of time at the moment. Since this blog last entry is about Hey guys, I have just pushed TeXLive 2009 in the freebsd-texlive project, I guess I have to take the time to write this short post:

One month ago, I pushed TeXLive 2010 to the freebsd-texlive repository. Moreover, because portshaker is now in the FreeBSD ports tree, installing bleeding-edge TeXLive on FreeBSD has never been so easy!