Exploring the CBSD virtual environment management framework – part 0: Virtualization overview

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/cbsd_pt0.gmi One of the more revolutionary developments in computing history is virtualization. I've wanted to write a series of posts about CBSD for quite a while now. This post however is another … Continue reading Exploring the CBSD virtual environment management framework – part 0: Virtualization overview

EuroBSDCon 2022, my first BSD conference (and how they are different)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/eurobsdcon_2022.gmi I've been to my share of IT conferences, both as a regular attendee and as a speaker. However I've never been to any BSD conference until last weekend when I went … Continue reading EuroBSDCon 2022, my first BSD conference (and how they are different)

Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/fbsd1_pt2.gmi Happy FreeBSD day everyone! 🥳 In part one I covered a little bit of general information and preparation work before detailing the first part of the installation of FreeBSD 1.0 on … Continue reading Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 2)

Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 1)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2022/fbsd1_pt1.gmi In 2017, I wrote a series of articles [1], [2], [3] and [4] on FreeBSD's famous version 4.11 (and an experiment to use Pkgsrc to get modern software running on it), … Continue reading Legends start at 1.0! – FreeBSD in 1993 (pt. 1)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt2.gmi The previous article (part 1) on cross-platform package management / package building covered the basics by taking a look at what some of the many difficulties are. It briefly described some … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt1.gmi This is the first of a two articles on cross-platform package management / package building. It covers the basics by discussing why it is actually surprisingly (to many people) difficult to … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/advance_bsd_pt2.gmi [Edit (22/07/21)]Yet another poll on Reddit asking for the preferred means of communication ended with great support for continuing the project in a Subreddit of its own. So after today the … Continue reading Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (2/2)

Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/advance_bsd_pt1.gmi There are multiple reasons why I am a BSD user and enthusiast. For one thing I enjoy using systems where the design benefits from the holistic approach (whole OS vs. "kernel … Continue reading Advance!BSD – thoughts on a not-for-profit project to support *BSD (1/2)

FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt5.gmi In the previous posts of this series, there was an introduction to package building on FreeBSD and we discussed basic Synth usage. The program's configuration, working with compiler cache and using … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 5: Sophisticated Synth

FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/freebsd_package_building_pt4.gmi In the previous posts of this series, there was an introduction to package building on FreeBSD and we discussed basic Synth usage. The program's configuration, working with compiler cache and using … Continue reading FreeBSD package building pt. 4: (Slightly) Advanced Synth