meetBSD California – FreeBSD 15 year anniversary

It was 15 years ago that Internet history was forever changed when FreeBSD 1.0 was released. iXsystemswill be hosting the 15 Year Anniversary Party at the meetBSD California conference in Mountain View, California.

meetBSD California, based on the popular meetBSD conference in Poland, is a 2 day event on Saturday and Sunday, November 15th and 16th, 2008 [check the calendar for other events].

Besides the intimate BSD conference with notable BSD speakers and great FreeBSD Anniversary/meetBSD schwag, we’ll be having the private FreeBSD Anniversary party at Buddha Lounge in Mountain View on
Saturday night. Anybody attending the FreeBSD 10 Year Anniversary Party can attest to the fact that this is not to be missed!

Of course, there will be a commemorative anniversary t-shirt for attendees as well as other exciting prize.

Source: FreeBSD Announce Mailinglist

Archive: Ten Years of FreeBSD: Anniversary Party a Success

Tentative milestone dates for FreeBSD 7.1 and 6.4

The FreeBSD Project is about to start the release cycle for FreeBSD-7.1 and FreeBSD-6.4. The proposed schedule for the “major events” of the cycle is:

  • Freeze August 29
  • BETA September 1
  • Branch September 6
  • 6.4-RC1 September 8
  • 7.1-RC1 September 15
  • 6.4-RC2 September 22
  • 7.1-RC2 September 29
  • 6.4-REL October 6
  • 7.1-REL October 13

Check out the FreeBSD Calendar for other events.

Thanks to Gonzalo Nemmi for submitting this.

Setting up Squid on FreeBSD (howto)

Squid is a caching proxy and conserving badwidth application for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. With Squid, you can reduce the network/internet traffic by 30% or more from normal usage (without squid) and enhance respone time.

Step-by-step instructions on how to install Squid on FreeBSD can be found here.

FreeBSD flash player

According to Alex Bustin, an engineer of Flash development at Sony, there’s a 32-bit Flash player for FreeBSD.

I know that iXsystems, the corporate sponsor behind the PC-BSD project, is talking to/collaborating with Adobe on a FreeBSD version of Flash, but it would be great if this report is true. That would be at least be one less barrier for the adoption of FreeBSD as desktop operating system (including PC-BSD and DesktopBSD) ;-)

FreeBSD :: Basic commands – Linux Identity

Computer Magazine Linux Identity has put together a PDF with basic FreeBSD commands.

A newcomer to FreeBSD will probably find himself served well by a desktop environment (as KDE or GNOME). But there is also another world: a world of CLI – command line interface. Instead of clicking icons and menus, users memorize and type commands, exchanging all communication with the system through a rectangle of plain text.

The June 2008 issue was about FreeBSD 7.

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (2008 Q2)

This 2008 Q2 FreeBSD Status Report covers FreeBSD related projects between April and June 2008. During this period The FreeBSD Foundation has released their July Newsletter.

Table of contents:

Google Summer of Code

  • Layer2 filtering
  • Porting BSD-licensed text-processing tools from OpenBSD

Projects

  • Build cluster
  • finstall
  • FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
  • Graphics support for the boot loader
  • USB

FreeBSD Architecture

  • ARM/Marvell port

The Ports Collection

  • Ports Collection
  • Qt/KDE4 Status Report

Documentation

  • FreeBSD FAQ Renovation
  • The FreeBSD Dutch Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Hungarian Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Spanish Documentation Project

Whole report here