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pledge() work in progress

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:22:46 GMT

In a message to tech@, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) provided some insights into ongoing work on pledge(2):

I wanted to give an update that a two pledge-related changes are being
worked on.  The semantics and integration are complicated so it is
taking some time.

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arm64 platform now officially supported [and has syspatch(8)]

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:22:38 GMT

arm64 is now an officially supported platform for OpenBSD. As some readers will have noticed, there's now syspatch(8) support, too.

Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) committed the following change:

CVSROOT:        /cvs
Module name:    www
Changes by:  2017/12/07 12:00:12

Modified files:
	.              : plat.html 

Log message:
graduate arm64 to supported; having syspatch it is even beyond some other systems

s2k17 Hackathon Report: Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on wireless (iwm(4), athn(4) and more) progress

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 04:57:03 GMT

I could not travel to the Toronto t2k17 hackathon earlier this year, in circumstances which left me with a voucher for an already purchased intercontinental flight ticket and hiking clothes I had bought for a trip into the Canadian mountains.

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Reflections on Hackathons

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:00:55 GMT

Bob Beck (beck@) writes:

So, I am sitting in my kitchen with a car packed full of food, packing up my last things and getting ready to drive south for a Hackathon. This one is a little different, since it is in a wilderness hut I have to hike/ski into.. If the hike doesn't kill me, living for 5 days inside a structure heated by wood where Germans are present to stoke the fire might. So here's a bit of a ramble about hackathons.

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p2k17 Hackathon report: Antoine Jacoutot on ports+packages progress

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:59:03 GMT

Another p2k17 hackathon report is just in, from Antoine Jacoutot (ajacoutot@), who writes:

Nothing fancy, just ports work, but my first time in Berlin was a blast!

It's been a while since I attended a ports hackathon where I ended up exclusively working on ports, and P2K17 was one of them.

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Official OpenBSD 6.2 CD set - the only one to be made!

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:03:25 GMT

Our dear friend Bob Beck (beck@) writes:

So, again this release the tradition of making Theo do art has continued!

Up for sale by auction to the highest bidder on Ebay is the only OpenBSD 6.2 CD set to be produced.

The case and CD's feature the 6.2 artwork, custom drawn ans signed by Theo.

All proceeds to support OpenBSD

Go have a look at the auction

As with previous OpenBSD auctions, if you are not the successful bidder, we would like to encourage you to donate the equivalent of you highest bid to the project.

p2k17 Hackathon report: Florian Obser on network stack progress, kernel relinking and more

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:53:34 GMT

A new p2k17 hackathon report has arrived, this one from Florian Obser, who writes:
One of these days I should probably just put "lives here" into the file on cvs when it comes to hackathons in Berlin. My very first hackathon was b2k13 and I attended u2k15 as an emergency hackathon, on to number 3!

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p2k17 Hackathon Report: Landry Breuil on Mozilla things and much more

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:18:07 GMT

Landry Breuil (landry@) sent in our next report from the recent ports hackathon:

So.. p2k17.. and now i realize that my first hackathon was p2k7, 10 years ago, time flies !

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