Kris 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 developers have created a 5th alpha version for testing purposes of the upcoming FreeBSD 10 version.
Changes between -ALPHA4 and -ALPHA5 include:
As always, alpha, beta and release candidate versions should never be used in production environments.
If I have missed out any updates that you are excited about, please share with us all in the comments below.
Will pfSense rebrand? (link)
It was announced last month that iXsystems will be hosting the 20 year FreeBSD Anniversary Celebrations, but now we have more details.
20 years ago, Nate Williams, Rod Grimes, and Jordan Hubbard came together to turn their 386BSD patchkit into something greater. David Greenman gave their combined efforts a name.
Today, FreeBSD is the stable, powerful operating system they dreamed of and people all around the world come together to make it better every day.
In honour of its users, administrators, developers, and advocates, iXsystems invites you to FreeBSD’s 20th Anniversary Celebration being held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! Festivities will begin at 6 pm, during which time we’ll have exclusive access to the upstairs area of the club. At 9 pm doors will be opened to the public, who will join us as we celebrate into the wee hours of the morning.
There will be drinks, music, and great company. Sponsors of the event include iXsystems, Netflix, Google, NetApp, and the FreeBSD Foundation. There will also be a raffle with giveaways from O’Reilly Media and No Starch Press, among others.
We hope you’ll join us for an evening of revelry and merriment on November 2nd! Please RSVP at http://www.freebsdparty.com by Friday, October 18th if you plan to attend this historic event.
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 6PM-2AM PST
Where: DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA
Kris Moore and Allan Jude have uploaded 2 more weekly videos onto bsdnow.tv.
Episode 3: MX with TTX
Episode 4: Interview – Devin Teske - Teskeing the Possibilities
bsdconfig, bsdinstall, sysrc and fdpv
David Hutchinson has written an instructive overview on osnews.com about FreeBSD 9.1, its features and FreeBSD in general. He also explains why he prefers it over Linux.
FreeBSD is a complete and well-engineered system. While much of what they do involves less fanfare than Linux, they have a strong and active development and user community. They have kept pace with technology and still maintain a powerful system with modern features, and have done so mostly without anything feeling tacked on. The consistency of the system is why I prefer it over Linux – significant changes can rarely, if ever, be described as disruptive. But, changes still are made.
Very important from a technological standpoint as well as a philosophical standpoint is removal of GPL from the base system. There are some environments where the GPL is not appreciated or allowed (such as certain embedded scenarios), and these changes allow FreeBSD to fit into those environments. It is also important for the FreeBSD project, as it helps to strengthen the identity of the project and the license. [...]
There is still plenty of development going on the BSD world, and as I alluded to at the top, this is meant to be the first of several articles on BSD that I’ll be writing in the coming weeks, time allowing. [...]
The fourth ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available for testing purposes.
The fourth ALPHA build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
Note: Due to build issues within the head/ branch, ALPHA3 ISO builds were skipped.
The 10.0-ALPHA4 builds correlate to svn revision r255933 of the head/branch.
Check out the dates for the upcoming BETA and RC releases on the FreeBSD 10 Release page.
The announcement and download locations can be found in this email to the FreeBSD current list: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2013-September/044951.html