Monthly Archives: June 2017

Daemons and friendly Ninjas

There’s quite a lot of software that uses CMake as a (meta-)buildsystem. A quick count in the FreeBSD ports tree shows me 1110 ports (over a thousand) that use it. CMake generates buildsystem files which then direct the actual build … Continue reading

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Calamares Testing

My project for Blue Systems is maintaining Calamares, the distro-independent installer framework. Not surprisingly, working on it means installing lots of Linux distro’s. Here’s my physical-hardware testing setup, which is two identical older HP desktop machines and a stack of … Continue reading

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KDE FreeBSD updates mid-june

I really wanted to say that Krita was the first KDE Frameworks 5-based application available in the official FreeBSD ports tree (so that pkg install krita just works), but it turns out that labplot has been KF5-based for a month … Continue reading

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Mixed KDE Applications on FreeBSD

The KDE Frameworks have been available in FreeBSD for a while now, but we haven’t seen much movement on the desktop environment or the applications front. KDE4 is still the latest you can get from ports. The plasma5/ branch in … Continue reading

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Generating FreeBSD packages with CPack

For software that uses CMake as (meta) buildsystem, and then gets packaged by distro’s — at least on FreeBSD — there’s something weird going on: the meta-buildsystem knows exactly what files are generated and where they get installed, but then … Continue reading

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Migrating Myself

After all that FreeBSD shuffling, I’m going to move myself, too. For the past six years I’ve been commuting by train to Utrecht, where I worked at the Dutch Association of Audiological Centres on patient systems, financing, some data analysis … Continue reading

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