Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 09:39 UTC, submitted by Reyk
OpenBSD O'Reilly interviewed 27 OpenBSD developers to present the new release. They discussed buffer cache improvements, the new malloc(), the work to make the math library more C99 compliant, what is new in the SCSI area, crypto support for softraid, a lot of fundamental work happened in PF, a new tool to merge configuration files during upgrades, the status of OpenCVS, some cool features of OpenSSH 5.1, the initial support for USB webcams, the never-ending work on improving and extending the sensors framework, and more.
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RE: "Masturbating monkeys"?
by Soulbender on Thu 13th Nov 2008 10:57 UTC in reply to ""Masturbating monkeys"?"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

OpenBSD runs fine in VirtualBox with the exception of X. You can probably get X working by creating an xorg.conf config file and fiddle with it.
Just download install44.iso and install it.

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RE[2]: "Masturbating monkeys"?
by sakeniwefu on Thu 13th Nov 2008 12:21 in reply to "RE: "Masturbating monkeys"?"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Well, X runs perfectly fine on KVM/QEMU I cannot understand why people enjoy that limited proprietary clone.
However, I do not use X for my OpenBSD VMs I have them to test things I wouldn't dare to do in a real machine with real data inside.
No need for X - I have the Linux host for that.
I could probably use X as it was intended and pump apps into to my box but, as I usually just use the terminal, what I do is I forward a virtual port and communicate with it via ssh with the main tty on stdout. I have two nice puffy icons in my Xubuntu desktop, one for the "daemon" and another for the ssh sessions. Seamless desktop integration, I say.

Edited 2008-11-13 12:38 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Well, X runs perfectly fine on KVM/QEMU I cannot understand why people enjoy that limited proprietary clone.


Maybe he doesn't have Intel VT or AMD-V in his computer? Maybe he just likes VirtualBox? Who cares, since he didn't ask about KVM/QEMU.

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