The new issue of the #FreeBSD Journal is out. It includes my letters column, where I explain how virtualization is not only bad for your system, it debases sysadmins. :flan_hacker:​
freebsdfoundation.org/journal/

Dear musicians, both new and old,

Don't make me buy an vinyl album to listen to your music. I like vinyl and even have a turntable. But vinyl is a real pain to store. I could have about 10 albums at most. They do sound great and I appreciate listening to them. You have to face the fact that it's just not practical for the vast majority of people.

So if you have a store on your official site, please allow for, at least, high-quality electronic downloads. I'm happy to buy them. I do not want to store tens or hundreds of vinyl albums.

Oh, and why am I at your official site? Because I'd rather buy from you than from the online music retailers.

Also, please don't make it so that google-analytics.com is required for your site to work.

Our @chaospott is planning a series of challenges based on VMs with custom prepared images to teach about and in the 64-bit , what an has to take care of, and so on. Quite exciting! βœ¨πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»βœ¨

We're under 10 days away from the start of the #pinebookpro preorders! What are you planning to do with yours?

today, for the first time, we successfully spawned a #jail with #nginx installed using #nomad. A lot of work has to be done, but it's a promising start! #freebsd

Changes to the #FreeBSD xorg ports infrastructure. Please have a look, test, and comment.

This turn things from USE_XORG and XORG_CAT to USES=xorg and USES=xorg-cat .

reviews.freebsd.org/D20724
github.com/FreeBSDDesktop/free

Unfortunately, it is not related to cats (cat is short for category).

I've managed to build 2.2.2 on . If you'd like to help with testing and reviews, here's the link to the patch on :
\reviews.freebsd.org/D17766

Anyone using on ? Maybe we could team up to implement support? is giving me hard time.

What do you use on to highlight text in files?

I really like the way it works on on : hit a shortcut for highlight, select text, and done: selected text is now highlighted.

is not bad but I would like to find something more lightweight. Also, I have to click more to get to the highlight tool whenever I need it.

OTOH, in I am stuck with rectangular selection (I'd like text selection instead).

I wonder what & folks use...

I've created a based reimplementation of (from ).

Long story short, this utility allows you to use your editor in a pipeline (e.g., fetch -o - man.freebsd.org/beinstall.sh | vipe.sh | nc termbin.com 9999).

Let me know if there is something you would improve.

github.com/0mp/vipe.sh

If you have an mobile device (like or ) please help us with reviewing/testing the tutorial we are adding to the manual page:

reviews.freebsd.org/D20353

@xanderio, let's add a .desktop file for so that it could be started from a display manager (e.g., svnweb.freebsd.org/ports/head/)

I am not sure though if it should live in the upsteam repo or the tree.

CC @raichoo

Another day of work with my #FreeBSD workstation. We have been trusty companions for a couple of years now. Thanks to the work of people like @zeising who are working on the graphics stack things have improved so much. So a big shout-out, to everyone who is making FreeBSD such a fun experience on the desktop 😺

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