FreeBSD 10.0-BETA3 available for testing

freebsd_logo_textGlen Barber announced the third BETA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle.

The third BETA 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.

He notes the following changes between -BETA2 and -BETA3 include:

  • Several small fixes for the amd64 minidump code.
  • Add a ‘pkg bootstrap’ command which will bootstrap pkg(8) without forwarding any command to it after installation.
  • Fix make(1) warning output with ‘make delete-old’ and ‘make delete-old-libs’
  • Add kernel side support for large TLB on BERI/CHERI.
  • Fix compatibility function for old daily_status_security_${name}_enable variables.
  • Add loader.conf(5) entries to import bootpool after boot when using full-disk encryption and ZFS.
  • Switch the default mtree to nmtree our new NetBSD derived mtree.
  • Remove the (unused) isf(4) driver.
  • Separate WITHOUT_CLANG and WITHOUT_CLANG_IS_CC.
  • Add atse(4), a driver for the Altera Triple Speed Ethernet MegaCore.
  • Fix a deadlock when trying to power off a USB device.
  • Support checking signature for pkg bootstrap from remote and for ‘pkg add ./pkg.txz’
  • Fix long-standing issue with incorrect radix mask calculation.
  • Add support for using “pkg+http://” for the PACKAGESITE.
  • Add driver for POWER hypervisor interpartition ethernet.
  • Fix panic in the tap driver when a tap and vmnet interface were created after each other.
  • Update Emulex oce(4) driver to version 10.0.664.0.

Check the announcement for all the details, download links and the MD5s.

BSDNow TV Episode 009: CURRENT Events (video)

The BSDNow team, consisting of Kris Moore and Allan Jude (and TJ in the background), have uploaded another weekly video onto bsdnow.tv.

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.

Episode 009: -CURRENT Events -  table of contents

  • Managed services using FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD boot support for keydisk-based crypto volumes
  • More Dragonfly SMP speedups
  • Getting to know portmgr
  • BSD Now at the top of iTunes
  • Interview – Henning Brauer – henning@openbsd.org / @henningbrauer
  • Tracking -STABLE and -CURRENT
  • OpenBSD gets XBox360 controller support
  • PCBSD 10-STABLE ISOs available
  • Switching from Linux to BSD
  • Unattended OpenBSD installations
  • Feedback/Questions

bsdnow.tv Episode 007: Go Directly to Jail(8)

bsd_now_logoThe BSDNow team, consisting of Kris Moore, Allan Jude and TJ, have uploaded another weekly video onto bsdnow.tv

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.

Episode 5: Stacks of Cache contains the following discussions:

  • FreeBSD turns it up to 11
  • Stopping the SSH bruteforce with BSD and pf
  • ZFS and GELI in bsdinstall coming soon
  • AsiaBSDCon 2014 announced
  • Interview – Poul-Henning Kamp
  • Everything you need to know about Jails
  • New pf queue system
  • Dragonfly imports FreeBSD KMS driver
  • Get paid to hack OpenSSH

bsdnow.tv Episode 5: Stacks of Cache

bsd_now_logoKris Moore and Allan Jude have uploaded another weekly video onto bsdnow.tv.

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.

Episode 5: Stacks of Cache contains the following discussions:

  • FreeBSD 9.2 released
  • Four new NetBSD releases
  • BIND being replaced by unbound in FreeBSD
  • DragonflyBSD future plans
  • FreeBSD ports get Stack Protector support
  • EuroBSDCon 2013 wrap-up chat
  • Interview – Marshall Kirk McKusick
  • Faster recompiles with ccache and tmpfs
  • News Roundup

Episode 005: Stacks of Cache

FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA5 Available

FreeBSD developers have created a 5th alpha version for testing purposes of the upcoming FreeBSD 10 version.

Changes between -ALPHA4 and -ALPHA5 include:

  • Removal of BIND from the base system; replacements may be found within the Ports Collection.
  • Bug fix introduced with the latest infiniband update.
  • The GNU ar(1) and ranlib(1) have been removed from the base system.
  • Bug fixes and updates to the base llvm.
  • Various bhyve enhancements.
  • Various XEN enhancements.

As always, alpha, beta and release candidate versions should never be used in production environments.