Not much news...
... in NetBSD land that you couldn't find elsewhere, e.g. the
NetBSD News page, which
tells you that there's now a NetBSD CafePress shop where you can
buy t-shirts (if you don't like mine :) and
that NetBSD 1.5 won't be supported any longer. You can also look
at the NetBSD Code Changes (AKA src/doc/CHANGES)
and see that quite a number of technical changes were made, including
RFC3378 EtherIP support, ffs file system snapshots and various
nForce audio and IDE drivers. No need to mention the
numerous pkgsrc changes in detail (I think).
So what keeps me busy these days (in case someone cares): After my
previous teachers failed miserably in teaching me statistics, I'm
doing exactly that now, to do some decent evaluation of my
Virtual Unix Lab.
Funny tools for helping to understand a few statistical basics
and I'm especially impressed by the
"R" system, which is a mathematical programming system that
comes with lots of ready-to-use statistical and graphical functions,
and which is similar to the "S" system developed by Bell Labs.
For some playing, install R ("cd pkgsrc/math/R && make install")
After some initial learning curve, R seems to have the potential
to become my personal alternative to both bc(1) and gnuplot...
[Tags: cafepress, r-project, vulab]