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The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce its participation In Google\'s 2014 Summer of Code program, which funds summer students to participate in open source projects. This will be the FreeBSD Project\'s tenth year in the program, having mentored over 160 successful students through summer-long coding projects between 2005 and 2013.
Poudriere is the tool for building all of ports/dports, and Michael W. Lucas has written up his experience using it to build a custom ports set. He’s doing on FreeBSD, but if you ignore the geom-specific parts, it should generally apply to DragonFly.
Links everywhere this week! ZFS 101. This might be the same material presented at NYCBSDCon; I’m not sure. Installing FreeBSD 10 to ZFS with a script. The DiscoverBSD summary for 2014/03/03. PC-BSD Weekly Digest 20. Theo De Raadt questions for a Slashdot interview. OpenSMTPD 5.4.2 is released. Introduction to FreeNAS development. Ghos [...]
Another week where I barely need to look up source code commits. PC-BSD Weekly Digest 18 and Digest 19. OpenBSD’s signify tool has been backported to OpenBSD versions < 5.5. Video of an OpenBSD install. xorg, unprivileged on OpenBSD. (via) This is a good idea: FreeBSD 10′s release.sh mapped out. bcrypt() updates in OpenBSD ( [...]
The DragonFly Mail Agent is being suggested as a possible sendmail replacement for FreeBSD.
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeNASOther News: DragonFly BSD, PC-BSD, freeNAS, FreeBSD, EC2, BSDnow, OpenBSDReleasesAnnouncing FreeNAS 22.214.171.124-RELEASE Release Notes for FreeNAS 126.96.36.199-RELEASE Samba (SMB/CIFS support) upgraded to version 4.1.4, with select key fixes cherry-picked from 4.1.5. This version adds support for SMB3, the ability fo [...]
Read the first item, if nothing else. You may have seen that Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19B; take a look at the graph here to see that WhatsApp has more than double the user count of Facebook, and then look at these two posts on NYCBUG talk noting that WhatsApp uses FreeBSD to serve all those people. DiscoverBSD’s 2014/02/17 summary [...]
I was remiss in not posting this before it happened, but Issac (.ike) Levy of NYCBUG went to Tokyo to talk about the translation efforts for pfSense, on the 17th. He posted a summary of his talk and slides. Normally I would be posting this in an “In Other BSDs” Saturday item, but the summary page includes links on (Read more...)
Lots of links, yet again. Michael W. Lucas intends to have more BSD books out this year – at least 2. He goes into great detail on his plans. He hints at other authors with material on the way. BSD-linked Twitter accounts. I like finding accounts of individual developers, so you can see what projects people are working on. (Read mo [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: NetBSD, FreeNASOther News: DragonFly BSD, pkg, FreeBSD, n2k14, OpenBSD, JabirOS, NetBSD, BSDnowReleasesNetBSD 6.1.3, NetBSD 6.0.4, NetBSD 5.2.2, and NetBSD 5.1.4 patch releases These releases represent a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons. Updating to one of these versi [...]
We are pleased to announce the availability of the FreeBSD Journal! It is the new online Journal, that the FreeBSD Foundation is publishing, that is all about FreeBSD. Click here to find out how to get the first issue that is focused on FreeBSD 10.
As you read this, I’m at NYCBSDCon – or at least should be. FOSDEM 2014 videos are up. The second item listed is about the new version of ports, which includes dports. (via) Crochet-FreeBSD, a system for building bootable FreeBSD images for a variety of platforms including x86, ARM, and VM. (via Markus Pfieffer on IRC, (Read [...]
FreeBSD 10.0-RC4FreeBSD 10.0-RC5FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASESome of the highlights:GCC is no longer installed by default on architectures where clang(1) is the default compiler.Unbound has been imported to the base system as the local caching DNS resolver.BIND has been removed from the base system.make(1) has been replaced with bm [...]
For once, I got this mostly done before late Friday night! OpenBSD on the Beaglebone Black. DiscoverBSD’s January 28th roundup. Automated FreeBSD Panic Reporting. More people need to do this. A report from the n2k14 OpenBSD hackathon. New to me: CHERIBSD. Capsicum, implemented in hardware, is a rough summary. Python is going to 3.x b [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: FreeBSD, PC-BSDOther News : OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD etcReleasesFreeBSD 10.0-RELEASESome of the highlights:GCC is no longer installed by default on architectures where clang(1) is the default compiler.Unbound has been imported to the base system as the local caching DNS resolver.BIND has been removed from the [...]
Back to relatively normal volume, this week. FreeBSD 10 is out. OpenBSD got electrical funding, and is now holding a funding drive. new openssh key format and bcrypt pbkdf. A new key format for OpenSSH, and how to switch to it – only available in OpenBSD as of this writing. I did not know this: There’s a (Read more...)
The October-December, 2013 Status Report is now available with 37 entries.