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GCC 10 with Ada language support added to NetBSD: Fernando Oleo Blanco’s efforts to port GNAT Ada compiler to NetBSD resulted in GCC 10 with Ada support (x86 and x86_64) being added to NetBSD’s pkgsrc-wip repository.
Valuable News – 2021/10/25: The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.
OpenBSD on the HiFive Unmatched: A post reviewing OpenBSD 7.0 riscv64 on the HiFive Unmatched as a desktop.
FreeBSD Foundation October 2021 Fundraising Update: As of this writing, they’ve raised $180,000 towards $1,250,000 goal for 2021.
Valuable News – 2021/10/19: The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.
Running the Searx metasearch engine on OpenBSD : Searx is a free metasearch engine. This means that it will aggregate search results from several search engines, like Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Qwant. But it will also interface with services like DailyMotion, DeviantArt, FramaLibre, GitHub, Reddit or Wikipedia to extract search results. For more information, have a look at the searx online documentation . It also removes Cookies and generate a random profile for each request you do. This is a step forward to privacy.
An LDC bootstrap compiler and LDC package for OpenBSD: How building an LDC bootstrap works (at least on OpenBSD)
How BSD Authentication Works: OpenBSD uses a mechanism called BSD Authentication. BSD Auth is comparatively much simpler than PAM. Modules or, authentication “styles”, are instead stand alone applications or scripts that communicate over IPC. The module has no ability to interfere with the parent and can very easily revoke permissions using pledge(2) or unveil(2). The BSD Authentication system of configured through login.conf(5).
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