Hikari Is A FreeBSD-Focused X11 Window Manager + Wayland Compositor

submited 03 February 2020

Hikari is a stacking window manager with tiling support that has also work-in-progress code for serving as a Wayland compositor. However, unlike most X11 window managers and Wayland compositors being focused on Linux systems, Hikari is BSD-focused.

Hikari was presented at this weekend's Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) in Brussels as a window manager / compositor initially targeting FreeBSD but is being ported ultimately to other platforms as well: Hikari can also be built for OpenBSD and the Wayland support should work on Linux systems.

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27 September 2020
FreeBSD 12.2-BETA3 Available  

The third BETA build for the FreeBSD 12.2 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, armv7, arm64, i386, powerpc, powerpc64, and powerpcspe architectures are available on most of the FreeBSD mirror sites.

Google Summer of Code 2020: [Final Report] RumpKernel Syscall Fuzzing  

his post is the third update to the project RumpKernel Syscall Fuzzing.

Google Summer of Code 2020: [Final Report] Curses Library Automated Testing  

This is the final blog report in a series of blog reports, sharing some of the learning as well as caveats that they faced in the project.

26 September 2020
DragonFly 5.8.3  

DragonFly 5.8.2 was missing two CVE fixes – CVE-2019-1547 and CVE-2019-18408. They are fixed and the new 5.8.3 release has them.

OPNsense 20.7.3 released  

Release brings a number of FreeBSD security advisories and a few reliability fixes.

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25 September 2020
Security Headlines with Mischa Peters  

In this podcast episode, we interview Mischa Peters which is a long time BSD user with a background in the world of data centers and ISP’s. One of his latest projects is OpenBSD Amsterdam which is a pure-hearted OpenBSD virtual machine hosting provider. That is running 100% OpenBSD, it’s even using OpenBSD’s own hypervisor. We deep dive into OpenBSD Amsterdam, scripting with ssh, awk, and the basic tools, BSD, Hack-tic and a lot more!

BSD Now 369: Where rc.d belongs  

High Availability Router/Firewall Using OpenBSD, CARP, pfsync, and ifstated, Building the Development Version of Emacs on NetBSD, rc.d belongs in libexec, not etc, FreeBSD 11.3 EOL, OPNsense 20.7.1 Released, MidnightBSD 1.2.7 out, and more.

24 September 2020
Unified pfSense® Documentation  

To improve the documentation for pfSense® software and make it easier to use, Netgate are merging the content from the book and the former wiki into a single unified set of documentation available now at https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/.

MidnightBSD 1.2.10  

New security update for MidnightBSD. Description: udf: Validate the full file entry length Otherwise a corrupted file entry containing invalid extended attribute lengths or allocation descriptor lengths can trigger an overflow when the file entry is loaded.

DragonFly 5.8.2 released  

New bugfix release for 5.8 DragonFly series has been released.

23 September 2020
A simple shell status bar for OpenBSD and cwm(1)  

Tutorial about using cwm and termbar together. The idea behind termbar is to launch an terminal that will loop printing the information you want; via a shell script.

BSD Weekly, issue 38  

New MidnightBSD, TrueNAS and FreeBSD releases; FreeBSD Core Team Office Hours; OpenBSD hackathon reports; plus latest news and SAs.

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