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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AsiaBSDCon 2013 FreeBSD videos

Sato-san (bsdconferences) has created a playlist of 15 videos from AsiaBSDCon 2013.

Some of the FreeBSD related videos are:

John Hixson: FreeNAS Plugins everything you ever wanted to know

 

Kris Moore: Automating the deployment of FreeBSD & PC BSD systems

 

Michael Dexter: Hands on bhyve, the BSD Hypervisor

 

Takuya ASADA: Implements BIOS emulation support for BHyVe: A BSD Hypervisor

 

Davide Italiano: Calloutng: a new infrastructure for timer facilities in the FreeBSD kernel

 

FreeBSD 10.0-BETA4 available for testing purposes

freebsd_logo_textGlen Barber announced FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 4 on the FreeBSD Stable mailinglist earlier today

The fourth 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.

FreeBSD 10.0 Beta 4 is available for amd64, i386, ia64, PowerPC, PowerPC64, and SPARC64 architectures and can be downloaded here for testing purposes.

FreeBSD 10.0 is running behind the original schedule which was already very optimistic. However, the wait will be worth it as version 10 comes packed with new features. Releasing a properly tested version is far more important than rushing out a half-baked product in order to stick to a release schedule. Three Release Candidates are expected to see the light in December with a 10.0-Release planned for the turn of the year.

 

Changes between -BETA3 and -BETA4 include:

  • Add preliminary support for RTL8106E, RTL8168G, RTL8168GU, RTL8411B, and RTL8168EP.
  • Enable fingerprint checking in pkg(8) for FreeBSD-provided binary packages.
  • Remove the WITH_LIBICONV_COMPAT build option.
  • Update nvi to 2.1.2.
  • Various iconv(3) fixes.
  • Fix mergemaster -U by forcing FreeBSD 9 compatiblity in mtree when mtree is nmtree.
  • Fix to freebsd-update(8) in generating the list of old files/directories versus new files/directories (FreeBSD-EN-13:05.freebsd-update).