BSD Now Episode 22: Journaled News-Updates (video)

bsd_now_logoThe bsdnow.tv team has uploaded a new episode: Journaled News-Updates, featuring an interview with George Neville-Neil. In this episode you will hear hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore chat about the following topics:

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FreeBSD Status Report – 2013-Q4

freebsd project logo 100x100The FreeBSD Project has released its fourth status report for 2013 (October to December 2013). It comes with 37 entries and gives a nice insight on what developers have been working on.

“The last quarter of 2013 was very active for the FreeBSD community, much like the preceding quarters. Many advances were made in getting FreeBSD to run on ARM-based System-on-Chip boards like Cubieboard, Rockchip, Snapdragon, S4, Freescale i.MX6, and Vybrid VF6xx. FreeBSD is also becoming a better platform for Xen and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. There are plans for FreeBSD to become a fully supported compute host for OpenStack. The I/O stack has again received some performance boosts on multi-processor systems through work touching the CAM and GEOM subsystems, and through better adaptation of UMA caches to system memory constraints for ZFS. The FreeBSD Foundation did an excellent job in this quarter, and many of their sponsored projects like VT-d and UEFI support, iSCSI stack, Capsicum, and auditdistd are about to complete. At the same time, new projects like Automounter and Intel GPU updates have just been launched. The Newcons project has been merged into -CURRENT, which will make it possible to finally move to the latest version of X.Org in the Ports Collection. Efforts are also under way to improve testing with Jenkins and Kyua. It is an exciting time for users and developers of FreeBSD!”

From the table of contents:

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FreeBSD Status Report – 2013-Q2

The FreeBSD Project has released its first status report for 2013 (January to March 2013). It comes with 33 entries and gives a nice insight on what developers have been working on.

From the table of contents:

FreeBSD Team Reports

Projects

Kernel

Architectures

Userland Programs

Ports

Documentation

Events

Google Summer of Code

Miscellaneous

 

FreeBSD Status Report – 2013-Q2

FreeBSD 2012-Q4 Status Report

The FreeBSD team has published the FreeBSD 2012-Q4 status report covering progress of FreeBSD-related development projects during the fourth quarter of 2012.

You can read amongst others about progress on the bhyve type-2 hypervisor, AMD GPUs kernel-mode setting, UEFI and the port to Raspberry Pi.

FreeBSD 2012-Q4 status report

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FreeBSD April-June 2012 Status Report

A belated FreeBSD April-June 2012 Status Report has been published. Another one should be available within the next few weeks covering the remainder of 2012.

This report covers FreeBSD-related projects between April and June 2012. This quarter was highlighted by having a new Core Team elected, which took office on July 11th to start its work with a relatively high number of new members. Note that this is the second of the three reports planned for 2012.

http://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2012-04-2012-06.html

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (January – March 2012)

The FreeBSD project has released its quarterly project update. The latest report covers FreeBSD related projects between January and March 2012, and is the first of the four reports planned for 2012.

This quarter was highlighted by releasing the next major version of FreeBSD, 9.0, which was finally released in the beginning of January 2012. The FreeBSD Project dedicates the FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE to the memory of Dennis M. Ritchie, one of the founding fathers of the UNIX operating system.

Projects

User-land Programs

FreeBSD Team Reports

Kernel

Network Infrastructure

Documentation

Architectures

Ports

Soure and full report: FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (January – March 2012)

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (October – December 2011)

The FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report for FreeBSD project work taken place between October – December 2011 is now available. There are 32 items in this update:

Projects

User-land Programs

FreeBSD Team Reports

Kernel

Documentation

Architectures

Ports