FreeBSD (based) releases and events – December 2013

This is a quick recap of what happened in the world of FreeBSD in December 2013.

Releases

 

Events and Conferences

 

Magazine and videos

 

Projects

 

Faces, people and new committers

Faces of FreeBSD - 

New committers

  • Ganbold Tsagaankhuu (doc, src)
  • Jonathan Chu (ports)
  • Bryan Drewery (ports, src)

Ports Managers

FreeBSD Capsicum, MEGACORE, pfSense Store, Faces and more

Freebsd newsIn this post we have a mix of news snippets, links to howtos, projects, resources and software/package updates collated over the last two weeks. Just a round-up of those miscellaneous FreeBSD related links you may find interesting.

 

Jailing FreeBSD 4 on FreeBSD 10
michaelwlucas.com  - 02 Jan 2014

NYCBSDCon 2014  interview with Brian Callahan and Ike Levy
BSD Talk Interview with Brian Callahan and Ike Levy about the upcoming NYCBSDCon.
BSD Talk – 21 December 2013

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Capsicum Integration Project Completion
The Google Open Source Programs Office and the FreeBSD Foundation jointly sponsored Pawe? Jakub Dawidek for this project.
FreeBSD Foundation Blog – 17 December 2013

Faces of FreeBSD
Shteryana ShopovaIsabell Long | Brooks Davis | Kevin Martin |
FreeBSD Foundation Blog

Shop at the pfSense store
Now open

MEGACORE: iXsystems’ monster
ixsystems.com – 27 December 2013

Massively upgraded FreeBSD 10 to be released next week
Infoworld – 03 January 2014

McKusick denies FreeBSD lagging on security
itwire.com – 06 January 2014

ArchBSD new ISO available
archbsd.net – 25 December 2013

BSD Now Episode 18: Eclipsing Binaries (video)

The BSD Now TV Team has uploaded a new episode, Eclipsing Binaries – Episode 18, featuring an interview with Baptiste Daroussin. In this episode you will find the following topics being discussed:

  • Faces of FreeBSD continues
  • OpenPF?
  • Year of BSD on the server
  • Getting to know your portmgr
  • Interview with Baptiste Daroussin
  • Binary upgrades in OpenBSD
  • pfSense december hang out
  • BSDMag December issue is out
  • OpenBSD gets tmpfs
  • PCBSD weekly digests

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FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 available

Glen Barber has announced the fourth, and possibly last, RC of the upcoming FreeBSD 10:

“The fourth RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures. This is expected to be the final RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE cycle.

Changes between -RC4 and -RC4 include:

  • tighten default restrictions for ntpd(8) server;
  • fix kernel crash discovered with recent Java port update.”

The final release of FreeBSD 10 is expected within two weeks, on 14 January 2014.

BSD Now Episode 16: Cryptocrystalline (video)

bsd_now_logoA new BSD Now TV episode (Cryptocrystalline – Episode 16) has been uploaded, featuring an interview with Damien Miller.

Other topics discussed are:

  • Secure communications with OpenBSD and OpenVPN
  • FreeBSD Foundation Newsletter
  • Use of NetBSD with Marvell Kirkwood Processors
  • Experimenting with zero-copy network IO
  • Interview – Damien Miller
  • OpenZFS office hours
  • License summaries in pkgng
  • The FreeBSD challenge continues
  • Ports gets a stable branch
  • Feedback/Questions

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BSD Now Episode 15: Kickin’ NAS (video)

bsd_now_logoA new BSD Now TV episode (Kickin’ NAS – Episode 15) has been uploaded, featuring an interview with Josh Paetzel, IT director at iXsystems.

Other topics discussed are:

  • More faces of FreeBSD
  • We cannot trust Intel and Via’s chip-based crypto
  • OpenSMTPD 5.4.1 released
  • More getting to know your portmgr
  • Interview with Josh Paetzel
  • FreeNAS tutorial
  • Introducing configinit
  • OpenSSH support for Ed25519 and bcrypt keys
  • The FreeBSD challenge
  • PCBSD weekly digest
  • Feedback/Questions

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BSD Now Episode 14: Zettabytes for Days (video)

bsd_now_logoA new BSD Now TV episode (Zettabytes for Days – Episode 14) has been uploaded, featuring an interview with George Wilson on OpenZFS.

Other topics discussed are:

  • pkgng 1.2 released
  • ChaCha20 and Poly1305 in OpenSSH
  • Is it time to dump Linux and move to BSD
  • OpenZFS devsummit videos
  • Interview – George Wilson
  • A crash course on ZFS
  • ruBSD 2013 information
  • DragonFly roadmap, post 3.6
  • BSDCan 2014 CFP
  • casperd added to -CURRENT
  • ZFS corruption bug fixed in -CURRENT
  • Feedback/Questions

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