12:39 AM - (no subject)
This month has been crazy for me. As I had a business trip and then got sick, I haven't had as much time as I'd like with MidnightBSD. I managed to get a few ports updated today and fixed a bug in src showing up in tinderbox.
The MidnightBSD forums have been taken offline until I can find a solution to the terrible spam problem. Please use the mailing list instead. The BSD licensed forum software I was using, jforum, has a few antispam features but it's rather clunky to use. It would be nice if I could block ip quickly by user's last ip or even a subnet. The spam is coming from China. I suspect there are a few bugs with input parsing and a script is able to create accounts and spam from it even with activation emails and other measures. It was using a large amount of my bandwidth as well as slowing down several of the websites and causing large companies to contact me regarding trademark use. :)
My original goal was to get the 0.4-RELEASE out in May. As I've lost most of April, I'm not shooting for June. This is a smaller release focusing on the transition to the mport package system. I'm also trying to get as many ports as possible updated for the release.