Don’t be deceived by the .1 version number as it comes with a whole slew of new features. pfSense 2.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3, comes with support for PC-BSD’s PBI package management, includes new hardware drivers and security updates, and many IPv6 updates.
A list with all the changes and additions can be found here.
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The company behind pfSense has changed its name from BSD Perimeter to ESF. You will never guess what ESF stands for….. Electric Sheep Fencing.
The show is dedicated to spreading the word about the BSD family of operating systems, and keeping those who are already aware up to date with the latest news and developments.
The first episode is now available. Allan and Kris discuss the following subjects:
- Radeon KMS commited
- VeriSign Embraces FreeBSD
- fetch/libfetch get a makeover
- FreeBSD Foundation Semi-Annual Newsletter
- The place to B…SD
- Interview – Peter Hessler
- Using stunnel to hide your traffic from Deep Packet Inspection
- NetBSD 6.1.1 released
- Sudo Mastery
- Documentation Infrastructure Enhancements
- FreeBSD FIBs get new features
- FreeNAS 9.1.0 and 9.1.1 released
- BSD licensed “patch” becomes default
A few features that were known to be broken, such as AIO in Samba3 or IPv6 in plugin jails, were also disabled to avoid people shooting their feet off.
Finally, a number of important ZFS stability fixes were also picked up from the TrueOS repo during the creation of 9.1.1-RELEASE.
Users will be able to download the images for the i386 and x64 architectures. A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the announcement. Download the FreeNAS 9.1.1 here.
About FreeNAS: FreeNAS is a FreeBSD-based (nanobsd) and BSD licensed open source Network Attached Storage Platform developed by iXsystems, that has been optimised to support file storage and files sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems.
The second beta build of the 3.5 development release is now available on SourceForge with LXDE and Xfce on amd64 and i386 architectures. Please be aware this release provides users, beta testers and developers with a system to test out new features in the upcoming release. It may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.
Being based on FreeBSD 9.2 RC2, GhostBSD 3.5 Beta 2 comes with improved 64-bit drivers packages, as well as with fixed packages for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
This release is distributed only with the Xfce and LXDE desktop environments. The MATE and Openbox desktops are not yet ready, but the developer promises that they will be available in the next Beta release.
Changes between -BETA1 and -BETA2 include:
- FreeBSD BETA2 to RC2.
- Fix amd64 divers packages.
- Fix amd64 and i386 packages.
Please remember this is a beta release and should not be used in a production environment.
About GhostBSD: GhostBSD is a user-friendly, FreeBSD-based operating system, for the desktop featuring the MATE, LXDE and OpenBox desktop environments. GhostBSD is aimed at home and office users and comes with a graphical user interface and installer. GhostBSD can be used as a live CD or installed onto a hard disk.
iXsystems has announced the release of FreeNAS 9.1.1-RC2, skipping RC1.0. “This release is truly a Release Candidate in that it fixes all the known show-stoppers from 9.1.0-RELEASE. If nothing serious is found with it, this will be re-rolled unchanged as 9.1.1-RELEASE in a couple of days.”
This release provides users and developers with a system to test out new features in the upcoming release.
Some of the new changes and additions are:
- FreeBSD 9.2
- Gnome2 replace with Mate 1.6
- Xfce 4.10
- Updated Installer updated
- GTP disk scheme supported by the installer
- Installer free disk option added
- Portupgrade has been added to manage update and install software with FreeBSD ports.
- Pkgng available to install software.
As always, beta software is for testing purposes only. If you come across any issues or bugs, please notify the developer(s).
From the announcement, the most important changes between -RC1 and -RC2 are:
- Fix a boot issue caused by some GPT partitioning tools.
- Fix a regression that caused some PCI disk controllers disappearing during boot.
- Fix the FTP path used to fetch distribution packages when installing from the bootonly.iso.
- Fix a regression in sendmail that caused problems between the resolver and Microsoft DNS servers with AAAA lookups.
- Disable MSIs with Adaptec 2230S and 2820SA (aac(4)).
- Update FTP mirror list used by bsdinstall(8) and bsdconfig(8).
- Fix panics caused by early interrupts in igb(4).
- Fix panics when downing or unloading the mlx(4) driver.
You can check out the announcement for update instructions and download locations.
Following this RC release, the PC-BSD project announced PC-BSD 9.2-RC2. Yes, as you will have guessed, it is based on FreeBSD 9.2-RC2.
As always, BETA and RC versions should only be used for testing and evaluation purposes, and never in production!