Category Archives: FreeBSD_EN

Python Infrastructure changes Roadmap

Howdy,

I just want to inform you that the python team plans to make some infrastructure changes.
The changes involves the following 3 steps:

[python 2.5/2.6/2.7 improvements/ py 3.2 adding]
We plan to integrate some important patches:
ports/153952 ports/148406 ports/149167 ports/152224 ports/133081

python 3.2 will be released on 12 Feb, we’ll wait for the final release
before adding it to the build. For all of these we will do an exp-run
to make sure nothing will break during the build. It takes approximately 2 weeks if all works fine.

[python24 removal]
Python 2.4 is not supported anymore since 2008, and it has a lot of security problems.
Unfortunately this will cause the removal of some zope stuff. The following ports are affected:

www/zope210
www/zope211
www/zope28
www/zope29
+ zope plugins which are dependant on one of these ports. Philip is working on an
update to some new zope versions. I hope we can cooperate with him to get things
smoothly done. For all these we will do an exp-run to make sure nothing will break during
build. It takes approximately 3 weeks if all works fine.

[python 2.7 move to default]
python 2.7 is already stable enough to be moved over as default. For this one we will do an exp-run
to make sure nothing will break during the build. If all works fine, we think we can complete it by the
first week of March.

[CFT] xf86-video-ati 6.14.0

Howdy,

2 days ago was a new ati driver released. fluffy@ and me was using for
few weeks the git version without problems, but we’d like to make
sure this dosen’t broke anything for our ati users.
Here is a patch: http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/ati-6140.diff
Changelog: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg-announce/2011-February/001602.html

Please test and report back, if no problems I’d like to commit it next week.

thx
PS: this release fix some problems with HD54XX chips the bug with strg+ctrl+backspace; bug is gone for me.
PSS: Thx Dima for preparing the git tarball :P

[CFT] KDE SC 4.6.0 for FreeBSD.

Hello Internet,

The FreeBSD KDE Team is happy to let you know that KDE SC 4.6.0 has been
released a few Days ago, and the Release is ready for a public test. Before
you ask, no, we do not want to put KDE 4.6.0 in the ports tree before
FreeBSD 8.2/7.4 is released.

What’s new:
KDE SC 4.6.0 provides major updates to the KDE Plasma workspaces, KDE
Applications and KDE Platform. Theses releases, version 4.6, provide many
new features in each of KDE’s three product lines. The official
release notes for these releases can be found at
http://kde.org/announcements/4.6/

Now you can get KDE SC 4.6 via svn checkout:

svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/PYQT/
svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/PORTS
svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/KDE
svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/Tools/

Then try:

sh Tools/scripts/portsmerge
sh Tools/scripts/kdemerge

Happy updating!!

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.

still life but ..

sadly I did’t found free time to write here anything, real job makes
me too busy, it’s huge fun even if it is not always easy.  I am now
almost three months in Kuala Lumpur, and I am still impressed by the
large squares, by the peoples and the culture. I did’t found time
to go more outside, but i think/hope this will change someday.
Oh yes i found here a FreeBSD Geek, I am very impressed by this
people because I’ve never tought I will find someone here, that
has the Technical understanding, it must be added that we interested
have some commonalities. I hope I get this opportunity people even
closer to get to know :-) . Food and drink tastes good, I am doing
quite well so far…

PS: Pics can you find on Facebook :)

= Martin

Stepping down from KDE, Gecko, and vbox …

Howdy Guys,

Few Weeks ago i wrote that i’ve got a job offer in Kuala Lumpur,
I got this Job now and unfortunately now I need now to reorder my
life a bit. So first step is now to step down from KDE, Gecko
and vbox teams. I am not really happy about this step but sometimes
priorities goes to new state and we have to reorder something.
I’ll spend my time more to portmgr stuff, mentoring fresh
Blood, Gnats cleanup’s and committing any good stuff. I’d like
to say many thanks for all the nice time in these teams ;-) .

- Martin

Kuala Lumpur first Impressionen!

Well more or less the first week is over now, It’s
very hot here and we european guys need to learn
here with the climate, and of course with the other
timezone :) . The culture here is very nice and very
friendly, eating is ok so far, there are also MC
Donalds, Buerger King, Pizza Hut etc. we don’t miss
anything here.

Mostly you’ll find a lot of meals with chicken in
all possible variations but all what we found/got
was tasty :) . My new Job is nice, i’ve learned a
lot over the week here, but unfortunately my english
is very bad to hear and spelling right but i think
thats not alone my fault the peoples here speak very
very fast and whisper that you can’t hear all right :)
But all my colleagues help me if i need that :)
(many thanks Guys!)

This was all the good thing, now the only bad news,
my Laptop is gone, the sata controller thought it
is too hot here and and didn’t want to work longer
here so now it’s broken. Tomorrow I get a new one
with hoping to get FreeBSD installed quickly and
hopefully without any big problems. My plan was to
get Xorg finish this week but i have 2 problems
in the house we don’t have internet yet and too
much stress in the office to start fixing all the
problems I really hope to get this finish over the
Weekend.

So finally here are two urls with pics i made here.
First one is from the hotel where we sleeped the
first night and the secound url is from the house
where we live now.

First Days
House

- Martin

Moving to Kuala Lumpur

Now that everything is alright I’d like you to inform you that
I’ve got the best chance of my life! I got a job offer in
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to work as a System Administrator.
The plan is to move next week on Thursday, the flight is
12 hours, a long boring time :-) That will be my first flight and
I’m a bit nervous :)

The good thing is that the time I have to work for
FreeBSD will not be affected.

I’ve created a new category Kuala Lumpur here in my
Blog. I think that if I find a bit of time I’ll post some
news with some pics.

Call for Testing X.org 7.5 for FreeBSD

Howdy!

We’re happy to announce that Xorg 7.5 is ready
for public testing.

The ATI and Intel drivers were patched to work with
the new server, please report any problems to us!
The drivers for Vesa, NV and NVIDIA have been tested
thoroughfully and seem to work fine.

A note to FreeBSD 6.X users: Unfortunately you’ll have
to compile gcc 4.2+ first because the X.org Team doesn’t
support gcc 3.X longer, We strongly recommend you to
update your system to 7.x or above.

Please take a look on our Wikipage. There you can find
the svn repo to checkout X.org ports.

http://wiki.freebsd.org/ModularXorg/7.5

A small merge script to merge the svn checkout into the real
portstree could be found here:

http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/xorg/xorgmerge

The script is a modified version of the kdemerge script.
Please set the KDEDIR variable to the path of your X.org
ports.

After merging please try

portupgrade -af \*
portmaster -af

Please report any problems and issus to x11 (at) FreeBSD.org.

Thanks to beat@ and rnoland@ for their help.

Happy Updating!

Call for Testing X.org 7.5 for FreeBSD

Howdy! We’re happy to announce that Xorg 7.5 is ready for public testing. The ATI and Intel drivers were patched to work with the new server, please report any problems to us! The drivers for Vesa, NV and NVIDIA have been tested thoroughfully and seem to work fine. A note to FreeBSD 6.X users: Unfortunately you’ll have to compile gcc 4.2+ first [...]

Call for Help Xorg Team need Fresh Blood!

Howdy All,

How you all know is Robert Noland our X guy but he lose most of his time
for his new job and x11 is to many for one people. Robert is dealing
most time with x stuff on the src site and we need now some people to
help him on the ports side. Beat@ and I have been started to help him,
we’ve setup a SVN [1] and small wiki page [2] with all needed infomations.
If you have intrested to help us a bit please mail me back or join
us via irc EFnet/#freebsd-xorg.

[1]
http://trillian.chruetertee.ch/ports/browser/branches/xorg-dev

[2]:
http://wiki.freebsd.org/ModularXorg/7.5

Many Thanks

- Martin

[CFT] KDE SC 4.4.0 for FreeBSD.

Hello Internet,

We the FreeBSD KDE Team are happy to let you know KDE SC 4.4.0 was
released few mins ago, and we’re ready for a public test. Before
you ask we don’t want to put KDE 4.4.0 in the ports tree before
FreeBSD 7.3 was released.

What is new:
KDE SC 4.4.0 provide many new features, designed to integrate
local and network social services .. and a lot more. The official
release notes for this release can be found at
http://kde.org/announcements/4.4/

Now you can get KDE SC 4.4 with a svn checkout:

svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/PORTS
svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/KDE
svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/Tools/

now try:

sh Tools/scripts/portsmerge
sh Tools/scripts/kdemerge

Please read carefull /usr/ports/UPDATING-area51
http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/UPDATING-area51

Happy Updating!!

[CFT] KDE SC 4.4.0 for FreeBSD.

Hello Internet, We the FreeBSD KDE Team are happy to let you know KDE SC 4.4.0 was released few mins ago, and we’re ready for a public test. Before you ask we don’t want to put KDE 4.4.0 in the ports tree before FreeBSD 7.3 was released. What is new: KDE SC 4.4.0 provide many new features, designed to integrate local and [...]

Firefox 3.6 for FreeBSD available

Firefox 3.6 was committed by beat@ latest night, we’re happy to got
all finish before the ports tree is going in the slush mode
to prepair packages for FreeBSD 7.3 Release. Please read careful
ports/UPDATING. We’d like to say thanks to all helpers and
submitters, and a special big thanks to nox for his great debug
session to fix our addon’s problem.