Self-Hosted Calendar and Addressbook services on OpenBSD

    

Once you have self-hosted email up and running, you may want to add the Calendar and Addressbook features to your service bag. Nowadays, the standard protocols regarding those subjects are CalDAV and CardDAV. I decided to go with Baikal , the dedicated CalDAV+CardDAV server based on the sabre/dav framework ; the same framework used in Nextcloud DAV services AFAIK. It relies on PHP and is available as a package on OpenBSD.

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Self-Hosted Email services on OpenBSD

    

Looking at my notes , it seems I haven’t setup an email services server from scratch since 2015. Of course, mine have evolved following OpenBSD updates and upgrades. Let’s benefits from the fact that I’m migrating from Vultr to OpenBSD Amsterdam to write a few notes about the mail server (re)creation. At the time of writing, OpenBSD is available in version 7.2.

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Adding variable tiling width ratio and gaps to XFCE xfwm4

    

After a lot of desktop environment and window manager hoping, I’ve settle down with XFCE. I find it customizable, pretty and fast. But after all my hoping, I’ve always missed a couple of things learned from the tiling window manager world: resizable master area and gaps. Here a couple of patches I wrote to enable those two features for Xfwm4.

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Install Slackware Linux with Full Disk Ecryption on a UEFI system

    

On some previous post, I installed Slackware Linux on a ThinkPad T460s . This was my first time back on Slackware for a long time and, after reading and experimenting, it seems to me that there is a better / smarter / simpler way to install Slackware using FDE on an UEFI system.

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Installing Slackware Linux from SSH

    

Using a french keyboard, it can be complicated having to type in US layout through the VNC connections of Cloud VM providers or a virtualisation software console. Here’re a couple of shell commands that permit installing Slackware Linux using the SSH daemon that ships on the installer image.

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