BSDNow 9 is up and it’s all Current Events, going by the title. I’d describe it better but I haven’t even had a chance to watch it yet.
Allan, Kris, and TJ, the masterminds behind BSDNow, have released Episode 009 containing their interview of Henning Brauer (henning@) at EuroBSDCon 2013 in Malta. They also mention the recent work of Stefan Sperling (stsp@) on boot(8) support for keydisk-based softraid crypto volumes (undeadly will provide more in-depth coverage so [...]
This week the PC-BSD team has been busy working their magic pushing version 10.0 ahead at lightning speed, and some big things are starting to take shape. The PBI 10 format is about ready and we will begin populating the 10.0 appcafe starting next week. There are still a few small things to iron out with the approval system, but (Read mor [...]
Aleksandr Rybalko continues to make good progress on the FreeBSD-Foundation sponsored Newcons project. This project will provide a replacement for the legacy syscons system console. Newcons provides a number of improvements, including better integration with graphics modes, and broader character set support.FreeBSD\'s introduction [...]
November 1st 2013, Calgary, Alberta and elsewhere: The OpenBSD project has announced the release of OpenBSD 5.4, the project\'s 35th release on a steady six month release cycle. You can order a CDROM set to help support the project. Notable advancements include new or extended platforms like octeon and beagle, moving VAX to ELF f [...]
Next in line with his tale from the b2k13 hackathon in Berlin is Landry Breuil (landry@): I had no plans for this hackathon (as usual, you never manage to do anything you planned anyway) and all in all it went pretty well. Read more...
The next trip report is from Mike Ma:I recently had a fantastic trip to Malta in late September, and I attended FreeBSD devsummit together with EuroBSDcon 2013 for 4 days in total. I would like to first thank the FreeBSD Foundation. As a GSoC student this year, I was supported by the FreeBSD Foundation to make the trip happen. (Read more...)
The venerable (from 1979!) program, lpr, has been superseded by CUPS in many installations. Francois Tigeot suggested removing it, but it’s still directly usable in specific situations and easier to just shift out of the way. It’s staying, but it’s interesting to see how it still gets used. Update: Predrag Punosevac has de [...]
Multiple transmission queues are possible for the mxge(4) driver; I’m mentioning it because Sepherosa Ziehau’s post about this describes the exact tunables to configure this.
The next trip report is from Isabell Long:In the last week of September 2013, thanks to Foundation funding, I flew to Malta to partake in the FreeBSD DevSummit and EuroBSDcon. I spent a total of six days in Malta, experiencing the lovely weather, quite British culture, and food that on my first night included one of my favourites - (Read mor [...]
Official binary packages are now available for Pkg for FreeBSD 8.3, 8.4, 9.1, 9.2, 10.0 and head. See the announcement for more information.
I’m planning to branch DragonFly 3.6 this weekend. The actual release will come 2 weeks later. (Ignore what I wrote about a dports installer/image.)
BSDNow has Episode 8 out, containing an interview with Antti Kantee, a number of BSD news items (including some I missed entirely), and if you couldn’t tell from the purposefully misspelled title, a conversation about Tor and BSD.
Matthew Dillon wrote a roundup post summarizing all the changes he’s made to DragonFly to improve SMP performance in the last few weeks. He’s removed almost all contention from DragonFly. This means better performance, scaling upward depending on the number of processors. ‘monster’, the system that builds all 20,000 [...]
Joris Giovannangeli, who worked on porting Capsicum to DragonFly for Summer of Code 2013, is continuing his work. He’s posted a detailed note on how to do capability management in a new way, with it retaining compatibility with FreeBSD’s capsicum implementation.
Allan Jude, Kris Moore, and TJ of BSD Now have released Episode 007 where they throw James Bond down one of the internal shafts of the Death Star. Hopefully they won\'t start releasing prequels, but in this episode they also talk about the work of Peter N. M. Hansteen (pitrh@) using pf(4) to thwart slow, "low intensity," br [...]
Last week in BSDReleases: BSD Router ProjectOther news: OpenBSD, FreeBSD, BSDnow, FreeBSD Foundation, ArchBSDReleasesBSD Router Project BSDRP 1.5 is out, here are the majors changes:- updated to FreeBSD 9.2 with some patches: autotune mbuf, pf NAT+UDP fix, etc..- new kernel modules: stf — 6to4 tunnel interface module and hwpmc- new pa [...]
Uwe Stühler (uwe@) has added preliminary support for unattended OpenBSD installation (think Kickstart or Cobbler) for OpenBSD. Read more...
The second BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.