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-<report>
- <date>
- <month>July-October</month>
-
- <year>2005</year>
- </date>
-
- <section>
- <title>Introduction</title>
-
- <p>After a long, exhausting, yet very productive third quarter of 2005
- FreeBSD 6.0 has been released. Many activities were put into the
- background in order to make this release the success it has
- become.</p>
-
- <p>Nontheless, we received a tremendous amount of reports covering
- various projects that either found their way into FreeBSD 6.0 already
- or have started to develop in, what is now known as 7-CURRENT. The
- EuroBSDCon and the Developer Summit in Basel next week will be a good
- opportunity to help some of the ideas herein to take off.</p>
-
- <p>Last round we had the pleasure to introduce our accepted Google
- Summer of Code projects. Now, that the summer is over, we are even
- more pleased to include reports about the outcome of these projects.
- Some already found their way into the tree or the general public
- otherwise - most ocularly the new webdesign.</p>
-
- <p>Unfortunately, this publication has been delayed for various
- reasons - the before mentioned release of 6.0 being one of them.
- Thus, some of the reports might no longer be as up to date as they
- were when we received them and we encourage you - even more this time
- - to also visit the weblinks to get more recent information.</p>
-
- <p>Thanks again to everyone who submitted reports, and our sincere
- apologies for running late this time.</p>
- </section>
-
- <category>
- <name>soc</name>
-
- <description>Google summer of code</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>proj</name>
-
- <description>Projects</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>doc</name>
-
- <description>Documentation</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>kern</name>
-
- <description>Kernel</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>net</name>
-
- <description>Network infrastructure</description>
- </category>
-
-<!--
- <category>
- <name>bin</name>
-
- <description>Userland programs</description>
- </category>
--->
- <category>
- <name>arch</name>
-
- <description>Architectures</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>ports</name>
-
- <description>Ports</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>vendor</name>
-
- <description>Vendor / 3rd Party Software</description>
- </category>
-
- <category>
- <name>misc</name>
-
- <description>Miscellaneous</description>
- </category>
-
- <project cat='vendor'>
- <title>Cronyx/Asterisk</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Roman</given>
-
- <common>Kurakin</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>rik@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.cronyx.ru/hardware/wan.html">Cronyx WAN
- Adapters</url>
-
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/~rik">rik's Home Page</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>A new netgraph-to-zaptel module that allows to use E1(ISDN PRI)
- WAN adapters as an interface card for open source PBX - Asterisk.
- All you need is an adapter that able to work in raw phone mode
- (like Cronyx Tau-PCI/2E1), eq. without HDLC-like framing and that
- has support of Netgraph.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='misc'>
- <title>BSDCan</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Dan</given>
-
- <common>Langille</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>dan@langille.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.bsdcan.org/">BSDCan</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>We are in the process of recruiting new members for the program
- committee. If you would like to volunteer before you are recruited,
- please contact me.</p>
-
- <p>The dates for 2006 have been announced: May 12-13, 2006. The
- venue will be the same as previous events: University of Ottawa.
- The prices will not increase from 2005.</p>
-
- <p>Please start thinking about your papers. The call for papers
- will go out soon.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='ports'>
- <title>Ports Collection</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Mark</given>
-
- <common>Linimon</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>linimon@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/ports/">The FreeBSD ports
- collection</url>
-
- <url href="http://people.freebsd.org/~fenner/portsurvey/">FreeBSD
- ports unfetchable distfile survey (Bill Fenner's report)</url>
-
- <url href="http://edwin.adsl.barnet.com.au/~edwin/ports/">FreeBSD
- ports updated distfile survey (Edwin Groothius' report)</url>
-
- <url href="http://portsmon.FreeBSD.org/index.html">FreeBSD ports
- monitoring system</url>
-
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/portmgr/index.html">The FreeBSD
- Ports Management Team</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>A great deal of work has gone into the Ports Collection since
- the last report in April, much of it behind-the-scenes.</p>
-
- <p>As this report was being written, the 6.0 release was ongoing.
- Due to the amount of time that it has taken to get 6.0 through the
- beta process and into RC, we have been in ports freeze or slush for
- more than two months. Unfortunately this has held back needed work
- on the ports infrastructure.</p>
-
- <p>The last major update to bsd.port.mk, in early May, was
- coordinated by Kirill Ponomarew added a number of new features and
- closed 15 PRs. Another similar set of changes has been tested and
- is ready for commit after release.</p>
-
- <p>portmgr welcomed two new members to its team: Erwin Lansing (who
- had previously served as secretary, a role in which he is
- continuing) and Clement Laforet. Clement is interested in speeding
- up the adoption of new changes into the infrastructure, an item I'm
- sure that that everyone can support. He promises to bring some
- fresh ideas to bear on this, including the revitalization of
- devel/portmk as a testing ground for new changes to bsd.port.mk in
- which the larger community can help test changes.</p>
-
- <p>The unfetchable distfile survey, which had been non-functional
- for quite some time, was revitalized by Bill Fenner, with many new
- pages of analysis added to it. Work is still ongoing. As a result
- of this analysis, Bill and Mark Linimon eliminated nearly 100 lines
- of bogus or outdated sites from bsd.sites.mk alone. They are
- continuing to work through many other sites and ports as successive
- iterations of the survey reveal more dimensions to the problem. We
- still need more help from the larger community (see below).</p>
-
- <p>Edwin Groothius has instituted a similar but slightly different
- survey. His program attempts to visit each listed mastersite for
- each distfile and determine whether or not a newer version might be
- available. The results are stored in a database. This is helping to
- automate a function that had been left up to individual maintainers
- to look through numerous websites to try to find these updates. The
- survey has been hugely (if not universally) popular. Already,
- dozens of port updates have been committed as a direct result of
- this service.</p>
-
- <p>In addition, portsmon, which had been down due to a machine
- change, was moved to portsmon.FreeBSD.org and updated during this
- time. Many thanks to Erwin Lansing for providing the loan of this
- machine, and Will Andrews for having provided the loan of the
- previous incarnation.</p>
-
- <p>Both of the above surveys are now generating periodic email to
- ports maintainers advising them of problems. This is in addition to
- recurring email from portsmon. The surveys allow individual
- maintainers to ask to receive no further email. portsmon does not
- currently have this but it needs to be added. Although we have no
- doubt the mail can in some cases be annoying (especially given the
- fact that there will inevitably be some false positives), the fact
- is that these emails have had a direct impact on the quality on the
- ports. We ask for patience from the community while each of us
- continues to fine-tune the algorithms controlling what email is
- generated. (Because of the number of emails these systems generate,
- it is impossible to go over every one individually for a sanity
- check).</p>
-
- <p>As a result of bounces from the above email, we have also been
- resetting maintainers who have become unreachable.</p>
-
- <p>Pav Lucistnik has done a great deal of work on the Porter's
- Handbook, including some much needed reshuffling and cleanup.
- Expanded sections include Apache and PHP; Configure Scripts;
- Dealing With Shared Libraries; Dealing With User Configuration
- Files; Handling Empty Directories; Python; and Ruby. In addition,
- Edwin Groothius has contributed a section on OPTIONS, and numerous
- other sections have been improved by good suggestions from various
- other contributors.</p>
-
- <p>A new article, "Maintaining and contributing to the FreeBSD
- Ports Collection", has been prepared by Sam Lawrance and has been
- reviewed and is ready for commit. This document attempts to codify
- the rights and responsibilities of ports maintainers, which until
- now had merely been "community lore" as discussed on various
- mailing lists.</p>
-
- <p>We continue to add new committers regularly, 8 since the last
- report.</p>
-
- <p>The ports collection now contains over 13,500 ports. This is an
- increase of over 750 since the last report in April.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>portmgr would like to ask maintainers and committers alike to
- go through the status of their ports on the two distfile surveys,
- both the one that shows unfetchable current distfiles and the one
- that shows possibly updated distfiles. This is an effective way to
- quickly help improve our user's perception of the state of the
- ports.</task>
-
- <task>A great deal of progress has been made in cracking down on
- ports that install files outside the approved directories and/or do
- not deinstall cleanly (see "Extra files not listed in PLIST" on
- <a href="http://pointyhat.freebsd.org/errorlogs/">pointyhat</a>
-
- ). These ports are now a small minority thanks to the dedicated
- efforts of a large number of individuals.</task>
-
- <task>We still have a large number of PRs that have been assigned
- to committers for some time (in fact, they constitute the
- majority). portmgr members are now going through this list and
- asking each committer to either commit them or release them to the
- general pool so that someone else may work on them. In addition,
- the existing policies for inactive maintainers (two weeks for
- maintainer- timeout on PRs; three months for maintainer reset if no
- activity) are going to be much more actively pursued than in the
- past, where the policies were more honored in the breach than in
- the observance. The goal is to try to bring the Ports Collection as
- up-to-date as possible. (While there has been progress on many
- fronts, there are still areas where ports are suffering from
- bit-rot.)</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>Improve Libalias</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Paolo</given>
-
- <common>Pisati</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>p.pisati@oltrelinux.com</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/PaoloPisati">
- Wiki/Official project site</url>
-
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/PaoloPisati" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The project met all the scheduled goals, and following are the
- new features implemented in libalias:
- <ul>
- <li>integration with IPFW in kernel land</li>
-
- <li>support for 4.x and 5.x as kld</li>
-
- <li>converted from a monolithic to a modular architecture, added
- the ability to load/unload at runtime support for new protocols
- (modules work both in kernel and user land)</li>
-
- <li>added logging support in kernel land</li>
- </ul>
-
- <br />
-
- Fell free to suggest other improvements.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Test and feedback are welcome</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='ports'>
- <title>FreshPorts</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Dan</given>
-
- <common>Langille</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>dan@langille.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.freshports.org/">FreshPorts</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>I'm in the process of adding personalized newsfeeds to the
- website. For each of your Watch Lists, you will also have a news
- feed just for that watch list. Any commit to any port in your watch
- list will turn up on your newsfeed. This fantastic new feature is
- available now for your RSS pleasure at
- <a href="http://beta.freshports.org/">the BETA site</a>
-
- . I've also been doing some work in the area of supporting multiple
- platforms and architectures. This will allow FreshPorts to
- correctly report that a port is broken, for example, on i386, but
- not the other platforms. This feature will take note of BROKEN,
- FORBIDDEN, and IGNORE for the following architectures:
- <ul>
- <li>alpha</li>
-
- <li>amd64</li>
-
- <li>i386</li>
-
- <li>ia64</li>
-
- <li>sparc64</li>
- </ul>
-
- And the following OSVERSIONS (subject to upgrade as new releases
- come along):
- <ul>
- <li>492100</li>
-
- <li>504102</li>
-
- <li>600033</li>
-
- <li>700001</li>
- </ul>
-
- Upcoming changes, in addition to the above, include:
- <ol>
- <li>NOT_FOR_ARCHS</li>
-
- <li>ONLY_FOR_ARCHS</li>
-
- <li>IS_INTERACTIVE</li>
- </ol>
-
- I've been getting useful help from those on IRC. Thanks.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Complete the above.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>Fuse for FreeBSD</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Csaba</given>
-
- <common>Henk</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-chenk@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://fuse4bsd.creo.hu/">New home page</url>
-
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/FuseFilesystem">
- FreeBSD wiki page</url>
-
- <url href="http://creo.hu/~csaba/projects/fuse4bsd/downloads/">
- Download location</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Fuse for FreeBSD is the outcome of my "ssh based networking
- filesystem for FreeBSD" SoC project.</p>
-
- <p>The kernel interface for the comprehensive userspace filesystem
- API provided by the (
- <a href="http://fuse.sourceforge.net">Fuse project</a>
-
- ) has been implemented for FreeBSD (6.x and 7.x), under the BSD
- license. This has the benefit of opening up the possibility of
- porting the rich collection of Fuse based filesystems to
- FreeBSD.</p>
-
- <p>Now it's ready for consumption by a broader audience. The
- <tt>sysutils/fusefs-kmod</tt>
-
- ,
- <tt>sysutils/fusefs-libs</tt>
-
- ,
- <tt>sysutils/fusefs-sshfs</tt>
-
- ports can be expected to be integrated into the FreeBSD ports tree
- in the next few days (the ports were created and are maintained by
- Anish Mistry, and Simon Barner's careful review also helps a
- lot).</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Implement missing features like extended attributes and
- attribute/name caching (with timeout).</task>
-
- <task>Resolve problems with autotools and integrate userspace
- modifications into the Fuse codebase.</task>
-
- <task>Port Fuse based filesystems and language bindings to
- FreeBSD.</task>
-
- <task>Create sysfs (Fuse based filesystem interface to
- sysctl).</task>
-
- <task>Test, test, test among a broad variety of
- circumstances.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>gvinum 'move', 'rename' support</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Chris</given>
-
- <common>Jones</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-cjones@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/GvinumMoveRename">
- gvinum 'move', 'rename' wiki</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Support for moving and renaming objects in gvinum was completed
- at the end of August 2005. All gvinum objects (drives, subdisks,
- plexes, and volumes) can be renamed, and subdisks can be moved from
- drive to drive. Also, a man page for gvinum was created.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Update FreeBSD Handbook chapter on vinum to reflect gvinum.
- Slowly in progress, but hopefully done by the end of the year,
- workload permitting.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>Integrated SNMP monitoring</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Philip</given>
-
- <common>Paeps</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>philip@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Shteryana</given>
-
- <common>Shopova</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-shteryana@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://people.freebsd.org/~harti/bsnmp/index.html" />
-
- <url
- href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/ShteryanaShopova" />
-
- <url
- href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/SnmpMonitoringModulesStatus" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>This summer, we've had the pleasure of having two Google Summer
- of Code students hacking on our SNMP monitoring machinery. Victor
- worked on implementing the Host Resources, TCP and UDP MIBs in
- bsnmpd while Shteryana started on client-side SNMP tools.</p>
-
- <p>With these modules and tools, a FreeBSD installation can be
- monitored without having to install any (heavy!) third-party
- tools.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>
- <p>While the modules and the tools currently in Perforce are
- generally functional, they still need some tidying up (style(9))
- and testing before they can be committed to CVS.</p>
-
- <p>At the time of this writing, the Hostres MIB is pretty much
- commit-ready in Perforce (//depot/user/philip/bsnmp/...), the
- other modules and tools live in
- //depot/projects/soc2005/bsnmp/... They'll be branched for
- tidying up and committing "Real Soon Now"[tm]</p>
- </task>
-
- <task>Testers are very welcome. :-) Please let us know about any
- bugs!</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>Interface Cleanup</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Anders</given>
-
- <common>Persson</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-anders@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/CleanupOfNetworkInterfaceApisProposal">
- SoC Proposal</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The dependencies to kernel-only datastructures in netstat
- (ifnet, etc.) have been removed almost completely (AppleTalk and
- IPX still needs work). In order to remove the dependencies, the
- debugging features of netstat had to be removed. However, a project
- to create a generic, modular 'data structure' examination tool is
- ongoing, and the debugging features factor out of netstat have been
- migrated to this tool.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Refactoring of the netstat code, create a modular version in
- the spirit of ifconfig.</task>
-
- <task>Data structure examination tool needs to be completed,
- current state is more that of a prototype.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>UFS Journaling</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Brian</given>
-
- <common>Wilson</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>polytopes@gmail.com</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Scott</given>
-
- <common>Long</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>scottl@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Scott has been working on inserting journalling hooks into the
- ufs and ffs filesystem code. Brian has been balancing school and
- redesigning various things that were deemed necessary to update
- during the end of the actual SoC project.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Finish the redesign of the internal block management
- code.</task>
-
- <task>Integration and test of the ffs/ufs hooks and the journaling
- code.</task>
-
- <task>Updating userland tools to be aware of and use the
- journal.</task>
-
- <task>Journal buffer management wiring to VM subsystem a la
- XFS.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='proj'>
- <title>pfSense</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Scott</given>
-
- <common>Ullrich</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>sullrich@gmail.com</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.pfsense.com" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>pfSense is a m0n0wall derived operating system platform with
- radically different goals such as using Packet Filter, FreeBSD 6,
- ALTQ for excellent packet queueing and finally an integrated
- package management system for extending the environment with new
- features.</p>
-
- <p>Work continues to stabilize pfSense in preparation for the
- FreeBSD 6 release. Once FreeBSD 6 is released pfSense will enter
- the final beta and release candidate phases in preparation for the
- 1.0 release.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Stabilize installer (cannot load kernel errors after
- install)</task>
-
- <task>Finish outgoing load balancing monitoring</task>
-
- <task>Fix last minute bugs that turn up</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>launchd(8) for FreeBSD</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>R. Tyler</given>
-
- <common>Ballance</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>tyler@tamu.edu</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/launchd">Project
- Wiki</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>In short, launchd can run perfectly fine on FreeBSD, and
- combined with launchctl, it can be used to manage daemons through
- the launchctl(1) interface. Jobs can be added and managed two ways
- as of yet from launchctl(1). Using zarzycki@'s experimental
- "submit" command within launchctl(1) or by using my
- lame/rudimentary/etc "launcher" format (launchd/launchers/*.launch)
- which uses property(3) to parse out three simple, and important
- details. The program label, path, and any program flags. Using the
- "load" command, one can load the data into launchctl(1) and then
- start the processes with the..."start" command. Jobs can be
- removed/stopped with the "remove" command. The "limit" command
- still throws launchctl(1) into an infinite loop, and yes, I plan on
- fixing this.</p>
-
- <p>There are some things that need to be fixed, first off, some
- sort of boot time integration, whether as an init-replacement (i.e.
- PID 1, a la Mac OS X) or as the first thing started from init, that
- kicks all rcng things off. Along with, more importantly, a plist
- parser, so we can have full compatibility with Mac OS X's launchd
- via Core Foundation.</p>
-
- <p>I'm also trying to get launchd(8) relicensed with the BSD
- license, as opposed to the APSL, anybody with tips, or methods for
- achieving this goal, contact me at tyler@tamu.edu</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Writing a light-weight plist (non-XML) parser with lex and
- yacc.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='arch'>
- <title>Porting FreeBSD to the Xbox</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Rink</given>
-
- <common>Springer</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>rink@rink.nu</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Ed</given>
-
- <common>Schouten</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>ed@fxq.nl</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.xbox-bsd.nl" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>As of 26th July 2005, it is possible to run FreeBSD on your Xbox
- with minor patching effort. The framebuffer has initial support;
- The USB ports, IDE- and audio controllers are fully supported; the
- only part severely lacking now is the lack of support for the
- NForce Ethernet controller.</p>
-
- <p>Currently, efforts are focussing on eliminating the XBOX kernel
- option and make the port self-detecting; this means the x86 and
- xbox kernels will be identical. The goal is to provide native xbox
- support in 7-CURRENT.</p>
-
- <p>Futhermore, a porting effort is planned from Linux' GPL-ed
- forcedeth.c; not only the Xbox port will benefit from this but also
- all NForce motherboard owners. The resulting driver could be
- kldload-ed to keep the kernel GPL-free.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>The xbox framebuffer driver should be merged in the VESA
- framework, so it can use syscons(4). Assistance on this would be
- very welcome!</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='proj'>
- <title>ggtrace</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Ivan</given>
-
- <common>Voras</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>ivoras@yahoo.com</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://ivoras.sharanet.org/projects/ggtrace.html" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Ggtrace is "GEOM gate tracer", utility to track I/O requests on
- a storage device on FreeBSD. It uses the ggate facility of FreeBSD
- to attach to a file or device and produces a device that can be
- used for any I/O, including hosting filesystems.</p>
-
- <p>I/O requests are presented in the form of a moving histogram
- that can be used to discern which parts of the storage device are
- used most often. One use of ggtrace is to analyze how filesystems
- arrange and access data on storage devices.</p>
-
- <p>The project is working and usable only on the RELENG_6
- branch.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>gjournal</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Ivan</given>
-
- <common>Voras</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>ivoras@yahoo.com</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/gjournal">gjournal
- wiki page</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Gjournal provides GEOM-level journaling and COW capabilities to
- storage devices. Unfortunately, it cannot be used as a substitute
- for filesystem journaling (fsck is still needed when gjournal
- device is used to host filesystems). Development has slowed down,
- and the existing code needs much more testing. If there is
- continued interest in it, I'll probably split the functionalities
- into two projects, one handling COW and one handling the
- journaling, in order to make the code cleaner.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>More testing is needed.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='net'>
- <title>TCP &amp; IP Routing Optimization Fundraise</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Andre</given>
-
- <common>Oppermann</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>andre@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="http://people.freebsd.org/~andre/tcpoptimization.html" />
-
- <url
- href="http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-mar-2005-june-2005.html#Fundraising---TCP-&amp;-IP-Routing-Optimization" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The fundraise has been very successful and I want to thank
- everyone who has pledged their support and tipped the jar. The full
- amount plus a little bit more has been raised in a very short
- timeframe. More information on the exact amounts and their sponsors
- can be found at the first link.</p>
-
- <p>Due to the extended (and unexpected long) code freeze for the
- release process of FreeBSD 6.0 (which is very high quality btw.)
- I've decided to push back on working full time until the freeze is
- lifted. So far I've done some work in the mbuf handling area and
- some other netinet cleanups in my local repository.</p>
-
- <p>Once FreeBSD 6.0 is released I resume my work on this project
- and many changes and optimizations, as described in the first and
- second link, will go into into FreeBSD-current.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='doc'>
- <title>TODO list for volunteers</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Alexander</given>
-
- <common>Leidinger</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>netchild@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The TODO list for volunteers (see the last report for more) is
- now under review by some doc@ people.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='doc'>
- <title>bridge.c retired</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Max</given>
-
- <common>Laier</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>mlaier@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Andrew</given>
-
- <common>Thompson</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>thompsa@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>As of September 27, the old bridge(4) implementation has been
- removed from HEAD and will not be part of FreeBSD 7 and later.
- FreeBSD 6 will serve as transition period. The full functional
- replacement if_bridge(4) is now available in FreeBSD 5 (not yet
- part of 5.4 however), FreeBSD 6 and -CURRENT. Any problems should
- be reported to Andrew Thompson, who is maintaining if_bridge in
- FreeBSD.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Document the change in the handbook and other reference
- material.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project>
- <title>Problem Report Database</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Mark</given>
-
- <common>Linimon</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>bugmeister_at_freebsd_dot_org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/support.html#gnats">GNATS</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Due to some good recent commit and cleanup work by both
- Alexander Leidinger and Craig Rodrigues, the number of base-system
- PRs has stabilized somewhat. The number of incoming ports PRs
- continues to accelerate but except during freezes the ports
- committers have been battling to commit them as quickly as they
- come in. (The graphs very clearly show where the freezes are.) The
- net result is that we are holding our own but it takes a great deal
- of (mostly unheralded) effort to do so. Thanks are due to a large
- number of individuals who are doing this ongoing work.</p>
-
- <p>There is ongoing work to ask committers who have had PRs
- assigned to them for a significant period of time, whether they are
- still interested in pursuing them or whether they should instead be
- reassigned to the pool. This is being done to try to get as many
- PRs 'unstuck' as possible to try to help improve our users'
- perceptions of the project.</p>
-
- <p>As an experiment, Mark Linimon has been adding 'tags' to many of
- the kern and bin PRs, including such things as '[nfs]', '[if_em]',
- and so forth. The idea is to try allow searching and browsing based
- on these terms so that committers will find it easier to work with
- our current PR database. At the moment this is in the experimental
- stage, although it is possible for committers to work with them
- from the command line on systems with a database installed via
- query-pr(1).</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='net'>
- <title>Removable interface improvements</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Brooks</given>
-
- <common>Davis</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>brooks@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="http://people.freebsd.org/~brooks/pubs/eurobsdcon2004/" />
-
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/projects/dingo/" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>This project is an attempt to clean up handling of network
- interfaces in order to allow interfaces to be removed reliably.
- Current problems include panics if Dummynet is delaying packets to
- an interface when it is removed.</p>
-
- <p>I have removed struct ifnet's and layer two common structures
- from device driver structures. This will eventually allow them to
- be managed properly upon device removal. This code has been
- committed and will appear in 6.0. Popular drivers continue to
- be fixed. jhb's locking work has identified and corrected many
- issues. rwatson has also committed cleanups to the multicast code
- which fixed some issues in this area.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='net'>
- <title>OpenBSD dhclient import</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Brooks</given>
-
- <common>Davis</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>brooks@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Sam</given>
-
- <common>Leffler</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>sam@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The OpenBSD rewrite of dhclient has been imported, replacing the
- ISC dhclient. The OpenBSD client provides better support for
- roaming on wireless networks and a simpler model of operation.
- Instead of a single dhclient process per system, there is one per
- network interface. This instance automatically goes away in the
- even of link loss and is restarted via devd when link is
- reacquired. To support this change, many aspects of the network
- interface configuration process were overhauled.</p>
-
- <p>The current code works well in most circumstances, but more
- testing and polishing is needed. A few bugs are being tracked, but
- most of them are edge cases.</p>
-
- <p>Work on further interface configuration enhancements is underway
- for FreeBSD 7.0.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='misc'>
- <title>EuroBSDCon 2005 - Basel</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Information</given>
- </name>
-
- <email>info@eurobsdcon.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.eurobsdcon.org/" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The fourth European BSD conference in Basel, Switzerland is a
- great opportunity to present new ideas to the community and to meet
- some of the developers behind the different BSDs.</p>
-
- <p>The two day conference program (Nov 26 and 27) will be
- complemented by a tutorial day preceeding the conference (Nov
- 25).</p>
-
- <p>The FreeBSD developers will hold a DevSummit on Nov 24 and 25,
- so several developers will be at the conference.</p>
-
- <p>The program is available for
- <a
- href="http://www.eurobsdcon.org/conference-schedule-saturday.php">
- Saturday</a>
-
- and
- <a href="http://www.eurobsdcon.org/conference-schedule-sunday.php">
- Sunday</a>
-
- providing very interesting FreeBSD talks and topics.</p>
-
- <p>Today more than 160 people from 25 countries have registered for
- the conference.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='ports'>
- <title>FreeBSD GNOME Project</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Joe Marcus</given>
-
- <common>Clarke</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>marcus@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>FreeBSD GNOME</given>
-
- <common>Team</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>gnome@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/">FreeBSD GNOME Project
- Homepage</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Since our last status report, we have added a new member to the
- team: Jean-Yves Lefort (jylefort). We have even spiced up our
- <a href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/contact.html">contact
- page</a>
-
- with pictures of ourselves and in some cases, a cute hippo. And our
- very own Adam Weinberger (adamw) has been made a GNOME Project
- committer heading up the Canadian English translation project.</p>
-
- <p>We have finished the port GNOME 2.12 to FreeBSD. However, due to
- the ports slush in preparation for 6.0-RELEASE, the update has not
- been merged into the official ports tree. If people are eager to
- try out GNOME 2.12 while waiting for the ports tree to fully thaw,
- we have
- <a href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/docs/develfaq.html">
- instructions</a>
-
- on our website. GNOME 2.12 will be the first FreeBSD GNOME release
- <em>not</em>
-
- to include support for FreeBSD 4.X. While 4.X is still a very
- viable release for servers, it lacks many of the features needed
- for a Desktop Environment such as GNOME. We do plan to continue
- support of the GNOME development platform on 4.X, however. This
- includes Glib, GTK+, libgnome, etc. A new porting component will be
- introduced with GNOME 2.12 called, ``ltverhack''. This will help
- with future upgrades by keeping shared library versions from
- needlessly changing.</p>
-
- <p>The FreeBSD GNOME Project is also committed to providing our
- users with a solid package experience. To that end, we have
- extended our
- <a href="http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/docs/faq2.html#q21">
- Tinderbox</a>
-
- to build amd64 packages for all supported versions of FreeBSD for
- both the production and development releases of the GNOME Desktop.
- The development packages are even built with debugging symbols to
- better help with reporting problems.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>FreeBSD needs a
- <a href="http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software_2fhal">HAL</a>
-
- port. HAL will be vital for both GNOME and KDE in providing FreeBSD
- users with a smooth, elegant desktop experience. Once GNOME 2.12
- has been merged into the ports tree, work will begin on making HAL
- on FreeBSD a reality. Contact
- <a href="mailto:gnome@FreeBSD.org">gnome@FreeBSD.org</a>
-
- if you are interested in helping.</task>
-
- <task>We need help with project documentation. In particular, we
- need help auditing the
- <a href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/gnome/docs/faq.html">FAQ</a>
-
- to make sure the content is still relevant, and we are not missing
- any key items. If you're interested, please contact
- <a href="mailto:gnome@FreeBSD.org">gnome@FreeBSD.org</a>
-
- .</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='arch'>
- <title>PowerPC Port</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Peter</given>
-
- <common>Grehan</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>grehan@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/ppc.html">FreeBSD/PPC
- Platform page.</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The project has been following the 6.0 release schedule by
- producing BETA-* builds and is now up to the RC1 build.</p>
-
- <p>Dario Freni successfully built a FreeSBIE/ppc iso for his
- Summer-of-code project.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='proj'>
- <title>iSCSI Initiator</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Daniel</given>
-
- <common>Braniss</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>danny@cs.huji.ac.il</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="ftp://ftp.cs.huji.ac.il/users/danny/freebsd/iscsi-12.tar.bz2" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>This iSCSI kernel module and its companion control program, are
- still under development, but the main parts seem to be working. A
- second round of public tests has started.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>login chap authentication</task>
-
- <task>digest</task>
-
- <task>network disconnect recovery</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='kern'>
- <title>The Kernel Stress Test Suite</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Peter</given>
-
- <common>Holm</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>pho@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://people.freebsd.org/~pho/stress/" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The current version of the test suite took form in the beginning
- of the year after discussions with Jeff Roberson, during a long
- period of testing Jeff's VFS SMP work.</p>
-
- <p>At that time, Daniel Seuffert donated a Thunder 7500
- motherboard complete with CPUs, RAM and coolers. This allowed me
- to do some serious SMP testing.</p>
-
- <p>Mid July Murray Stokely suggested adding a link from the 6.0
- todo web page to the Stress Test Status Page. At that time there
- were a few reoccurring panics that made it hard to test the kernel
- for other problems. Numerous people put a lot of hard work in
- fixing the panics and livelocks found during the next months. At
- the same time others stepped in and ran the test suite on their own
- hardware, thus increasing the focus on kernel stability.</p>
-
- <p>As of 6.0, the kernel stress test suite cannot panic the
- kernel.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>Nsswitch / Caching daemon</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Michael</given>
-
- <common>Bushkov</common>
- </name>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/NsswitchAndCachingFinalReport" />
-
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/MichaelBushkov" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The nsswitch / caching daemon project was developed within the
- Google's Summer Of Code program. Almost all goals of the project
- were achieved. Thanks to Brooks Davis and Jacques Vidrine, who were
- my mentors and greatly helped me.</p>
-
- <p>Nsswitch subsystem was extended to support new sources
- (services, protocols, rpc, openssh and GT4). The testing of the
- Globus Grid Toolkit 4 patch (which adds support for nsswitch to
- GT4) is still to be done. For nsswitch to support caching, the
- caching daemon was implemented on top of the caching library, which
- was also developed during the SoC. The current version of the
- daemon uses simple nscd-like configuration file and seems to be
- stable. To complete the SoC project, the experimental version of
- libc with in-process caching enabled was made. It's benchmarking
- will be done in the nearest future.</p>
-
- <p>There were some requests for caching daemon to be able to act
- like NSCD (to perform the actual nsswitch lookups by itself), so it
- was modified to support this feature. But current implementation
- has some restrictions and requires a lot of testing. Right now the
- final polishing is being made to the project's sources, so that
- they could be added to the CURRENT</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Extend caching daemon to support NSCD functionality</task>
-
- <task>Test Globus Grid Toolkit 4 patch</task>
-
- <task>Add support for MAC and audit related configuration files to
- the nsswitch</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>FreeBSD Web Site Redesign</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Emily</given>
-
- <common>Boyd</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-emily@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Murray</given>
-
- <common>Stokely</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>murray@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Web</given>
-
- <common>Team</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>freebsd-www@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.FreeBSD.org" />
-
- <url href="http://www.FreeBSD.org/old">Archived copy of old
- site.</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The new website has gone live! Thanks to Emily Boyd for all her
- hard work. We still have a lot of work to do to integrate
- suggestions that have been made by users since we went live. The
- new CSS design makes it much easier to rapidly change the look and
- feel of the site, so it is easy to experiment. We're still looking
- for more HTML/CSS designers to help us improve the site.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='kern'>
- <title>NEWCARD</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Warner</given>
-
- <common>Losh</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>imp@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Due to an email snafu, the June report was not submitted, so
- this report covers since the last 6 months.</p>
-
- <p>Summary: The 16-bit part of NEWCARD has been greatly enhanced.
- In addition, power control has become interrupt driven. Some
- drivers make use of the new functionality.</p>
-
- <p>The pccard layer now exports the CIS for each device that is
- present, even if there's no driver for the card or parts of the
- card.</p>
-
- <p>The power up and reset sequence is now interrupt driven. This
- has eliminated many of the long pauses that the system used to
- experience after a card insertion. We can not play glitch-free
- audio while inserting or removing a card.</p>
-
- <p>A number of additional cards are recognized by PC Card. In
- addition, drivers now can read the CIS for more information about
- the card. Drivers have been enhanced to read the CIS for MAC
- addresses and the like where appropriate.</p>
-
- <p>The ed driver now attaches the mii bus of the AX88190 and
- AX88790 fast ethernet PC Card chips. This allows better status
- reporting and increased functionality for PHY chips that need some
- help. The ed driver also supports the Tamarack TC5299J chipset
- (including attaching its MII bus) now, the only open source OS that
- does so (TC5299J cards will work with other open source OS, but
- they won't report their status or attach a mii bus).</p>
-
- <p>A number of bugs have been fixed in the pccard or cardbus
- drivers. Most of these changes have been merged into the
- forthcoming 6.0. Others will be merged after the release.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>ExpressCard laptops have arrived with ExpressCard/54 and
- ExpressCard/34 slots. It is unknown the extent of the work
- necessary to support them.</task>
-
- <task>The ISA attachment of cbb needs work to make it fully
- functional.</task>
-
- <task>A CIS parser in userland needs to be written. The pccardc
- based CIS parser is OK, but it doesn't handle MFC cards too well.
- Ideally the parser would produce output that is compatible with the
- linux tool.</task>
-
- <task>A mechanism for CIS override is needed. We need a tool that
- will take an ascii representation of the CIS and produce a binary.
- We need a tool that will install the binary into the kernel and
- kernel modifications to switch from the CIS that's in the card to
- the faked up CIS.</task>
-
- <task>We need a mechanism for creating pseudo multi-function cards.
- Initially, it seems that all we really need is the ability for an
- arbitrary driver to add a sio companion, since that covers all the
- cases I'm aware of. Resources would need to be 'donated' from the
- creating driver to the sio card.</task>
-
- <task>It would be nice if we could move to a more common CIS
- parsing and dispatch. The CardBus side is wide open at the moment
- since none of the pci drivers use the CIS information outside of a
- few that get their MAC address via a standard interface.</task>
-
- <task>The ep driver needs work to make the newer ep cards that have
- mii bus on them actually probe and attach it. It needs to gain
- media support for the non-mii based cards. The 3C1 still needs
- work.</task>
-
- <task>The sn driver needs work to support many of the SMC91Cxxx PC
- Card devices. These are typically combination cards that need
- special, non-standard initialization.</task>
-
- <task>Power savings for 16-bit cards can be realized if we power
- them up at 3.3V rather than at 5.0V. Not all cards can support
- this, but many can and indicate this support in the CIS. Windows
- tries the 3.3V configuration entries before the 5.0V ones. We
- should do the same.</task>
-
- <task>Most of the changes that have been made to the pccard and
- cardbus layers can be merged back into RELENG_5.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='vendor'>
- <title>OpenBSD packet filter - pf</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Max</given>
-
- <common>Laier</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>mlaier@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Futher improvements have been made to pfsync to make it behave
- well in SMP scenarios. All bug fixes have been MFCed to RELENG_5
- where applicable. A couple of bugfixes and feature improvements
- have been imported via OpenBSD (originally suggested by FreeBSD
- users).</p>
-
- <p>As described in the last report, FreeBSD 6.0 and future RELENG_6
- releases will be based on OpenBSD 3.7. Newer code will be imported
- as soon as 6.0 has settled down a bit.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>BSD Installer</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Andrew</given>
-
- <common>Turner</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-andrew@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://www.bsdinstaller.org/" />
-
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/BSDInstaller" />
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>By the end of August I managed to modify the release building
- process to build a live CD that loads the front and backends. It
- could install all the distfiles, install the ports tree and had
- minimal support to install and uninstall packages.</p>
-
- <p>Since the end of the Summer of Code I have worked to integrate
- the new Lua backend. This has been successful, with it now past the
- point of the BSDINSTALLER-BETA-1 release. It can install the
- distfiles but not the ports tree or packages yet.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='kern'>
- <title>Low-overhead performance monitoring for FreeBSD</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Joseph</given>
-
- <common>Koshy</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>jkoshy@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url
- href="http://people.freebsd.org/~jkoshy/projects/perf-measurement">
- Project home page</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>This projects implements a kernel module (hwpmc(4)), an
- application programming interface (pmc(3)) and a few simple
- applications (pmcstat(8) and pmccontrol(8)) for measuring system
- performance using event monitoring hardware in modern CPUs.</p>
-
- <p>The last three months have been spent in bug fixing and in
- tweaking the code. A few more minor features and loose ends remain
- to be taken care of. Once these are done, I hope to get started on
- a graphical performance analyser.</p>
- </body>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='proj'>
- <title>Realtime POSIX signal</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>David</given>
-
- <common>Xu</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>davidxu@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <body>
- <p>The FreeBSD kernel is powerful, but it still lacks some realtime
- POSIX facilities, for example, sigqueue. Most of the code is ready,
- and I am testing it.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>POSIX timer, timer_xxx syscalls</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>SNMP Monitoring</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Harti</given>
-
- <common>Brandt</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>harti@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Philip</given>
-
- <common>Paeps</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>philip@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Victor</given>
-
- <common>Cruceru</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>soc-victor@freebsd.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/VictorCruceru">
- FreeBSD wiki</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>New MIBs are implmented for the BSNMP agent:</p>
-
- <ol>
- <li>
- <strong>HOST-RESOURCES-MIB</strong>
-
- (
- <a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2790.txt">
- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2790.txt</a>
-
- ). Philip is going to submit the code into the CVS
- repository.</li>
-
- <li>
- <strong>TCP-MIB with combined IPv4 &amp; IPv6 support</strong>
-
- (
- <a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4022.txt">
- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4022.txt</a>
-
- ). This new TCP-MIB is 100% backward compatible with the old one
- (v4 only). It adds a clear distinction between active and passive
- tcp endpoints and for each endpoint info about the process it
- belongs to.</li>
-
- <li>
- <strong>UDP-MIB with combined IPv4 &amp; IPv6 support</strong>
-
- (
- <a href="http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4113.txt">
- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4113.txt</a>
-
- ). This new UDP-MIB is 100% backward compatible with the old one
- (v4 only) and it adds multiple instances support for the UDP
- endpoints and for each endpoint info about the processes using
- it.</li>
- </ol>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>For HOST-RESOURCES-MIB we are going to add support for more
- detailed memory stats based of libmemstat(3)</task>
-
- <task>The rest of the IPv6 MIBs.</task>
-
- <task>FreeBSD enterprise MIBs for supporting SNMP configuration
- (via SNMP SETs) for FreeBSD.</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='soc'>
- <title>csup: cvs mode support</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Christoph</given>
-
- <common>Mathys</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>cmathys@bluewin.ch</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://wikitest.freebsd.org/moin.cgi/ChristophMathys">
- The wikipage with details about my SoC-project</url>
-
- <url href="http://mu.org/~mux/csup.html">csup project page</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>During the "Summer of Code" I worked on csup (a rewrite of CVSup
- in C). It already supported checkout-mode, so my task was to
- implement support for cvs-mode. The biggest part of the project was
- to implement support for rcs-files. As "byproducts" I also wrote
- the necessary code to create nodes/hardlinks and to update files
- using the rsync-algorithm. For what I know, the code works fine,
- but errorhandling is practically inexistent.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Errors should be properly handled</task>
-
- <task>Support to get fixups</task>
-
- <task>The hard part to support rcs file updates is done, but there
- is no checksum, some options are not honored and the performance
- could be improved</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='kern'>
- <title>Sound subsystem improvements</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Multimedia</given>
-
- <common>Mailinglist</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>multimedia@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Ariff</given>
-
- <common>Abdullah</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>skywizard@MyBSD.org.my</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Alexander</given>
-
- <common>Leidinger</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>netchild@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>Recently a lot of fixes, specially in handling format / rate
- conversion and general stability was committed to -current. This
- include fixes for most LOR's and new features (software volume
- handling for soundcards without volume handling in hardware and the
- possibility to switch to spdif).</p>
-
- <p>A lot of effort was expended by Ariff (and other people) to come up
- with those improvements. For this reason Ariff was "punished" with a
- commit bit, so he is able to commit further improvements on his
- own.</p>
-
- <p>This work is not integrated into 6.0-RELEASE because of some
- lose ends (see 'sndctl' below).</p>
-
- <p>You can help by looking at
- <a
- href="http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr-summary.cgi?category=&amp;severity=&amp;priority=&amp;class=&amp;state=&amp;sort=none&amp;text=sound&amp;responsible=&amp;multitext=&amp;originator=&amp;release=">
- sound related PR's in GNATS</a>
-
- and making follow-up's which tell us if a problem still persists or
- if a PR can be closed because the bug is fixed. Also feel free to
- submit patches for anything on the TODO list below.</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>Update manual pages to reflect new features.</task>
-
- <task>Fix driver specific issues (via, t4dwave, maestro).</task>
-
- <task>Make all drivers MPSAFE.</task>
-
- <task>Rewrite some parts (e.g. a new mixer subsystem with OSS
- compatibility).</task>
-
- <task>sndctl(1): tool to control non-mixer parts of the sound
- system (e.g. spdif switching, virtual-3D effects) by an user
- (instead of the sysctl approach in -current); pcmplay(1),
- pcmrec(1), pcmutil(1).</task>
-
- <task>Plugable FEEDER infrastructure. For ease of debugging various
- feeder stuff and/or as userland library and test suite.</task>
-
- <task>Support for new hardware (envy24, Intel HDA).</task>
-
- <task>Performance enhancement (via 'slave'-channels, changes are
- under review)?</task>
-
- <task>Closer compatibility with OSS, especially for the upcoming
- OSS v4.</task>
-
- <task>Close a lot of PR's.</task>
-
- <task>Document the sound system in the
- <a
- href="http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/arch-handbook/index.html">
- FreeBSD Architecture Handbook</a>
-
- .</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-
- <project cat='ports'>
- <title>Ports Tinderbox</title>
-
- <contact>
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Joe Marcus</given>
-
- <common>Clarke</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>marcus@FreeBSD.org</email>
- </person>
-
- <person>
- <name>
- <given>Tinderbox</given>
-
- <common>List</common>
- </name>
-
- <email>tinderbox-list@marcuscom.com</email>
- </person>
- </contact>
-
- <links>
- <url href="http://tinderbox.marcuscom.com">Tinderbox Homepage</url>
- </links>
-
- <body>
- <p>The Ports Tinderbox is a packaged system for building FreeBSD
- ports in a clean environment. It can be used to test new ports,
- updates to existing ports, or simply as a package building engine.
- Tinderbox uses the same underlying code that the official FreeBSD
- package build cluster, pointyhat, uses. So if a port builds under
- Tinderbox, it is guaranteed to build on pointyhat.</p>
-
- <p>More and more FreeBSD committers and ports maintainers are
- starting to use Tinderbox. We just released version 2.1.0 which
- added much-requested PostgreSQL support as well as fixed many bugs.
- We expect a 2.1.1 release soon with some additional bug fixes.</p>
-
- <p>With the 2.1.0 release of Tinderbox, we have branched the code
- base so that we can focus on larger features in our HEAD branch
- while still producing stable releases on a more frequent basis. The
- biggest new feature planned for Tinderbox 3.0 is clustering support
- which is being spearheaded by Ade Lovett (ade).</p>
- </body>
-
- <help>
- <task>At this point, we really need help with documentation. Work
- has begun on creating man pages for the various Tinderbox commands,
- but we need help to churn them out at as faster rate. If you have
- strong mdoc fu, and interested in helping us out, please contact
- <a href="mailto:marcus@marcuscom.com">marcus@marcuscom.com</a>
-
- .</task>
- </help>
- </project>
-</report>
-