Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ports are more than just a makefile

If you are coming from a GNU/Linux background, used to the usual choice of apt, yum, pacman, portage & the others. You might wonder what's the fuss about the ports system in OpenBSD. I myself came from those communities and incorrectly categorised the BSD ports system as something much more bare-bones than it actually is. Obviously some things cross over between BSD systems but this post is mainly focused on the one I have on-hand experience with. Want a glimpse of the BSD ecosystem? Read on.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Contributing to OpenBSD

I got a new laptop on Friday and gave it a shot with OpenBSD. This post summarizes that attempt and the way I was able to contribute to the project over the weekend. If you want ideas on how to get involved and give something back to the project - read on.