2014 FreeBSD Core Team Election

The FreeBSD Project has finished choosing the new FreeBSD Core Team, whom will be serving as “board of directors” for the next 2 years. Congratulations!

The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014
Core Team Election. The FreeBSD Core Team acts as the Project’s “board of directors” and is responsible for approving new src committers,
resolving disputes between developers, appointing sub-committees for
specific purposes (security officer, release engineering, port
managers, webmaster, et cetera), and making any other administrative or
policy decisions as needed. The Core Team has been elected by active
FreeBSD committers every 2 years since 2000.

George Neville-Neil and Robert Watson rejoin core after four years and
two years of hiatus respectively, with new members Baptiste Daroussin,
Ed Maste, and Gleb Smirnoff, joining incumbents Gavin Atkinson, David
Chisnall, Hiroki Sato, and Peter Wemm.

The complete newly elected Core Team is:
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Gavin Atkinson <gavin@FreeBSD.org>
David Chisnall <theraven@FreeBSD.org>
Baptiste Daroussin <bapt@FreeBSD.org>
Ed Maste <emaste@FreeBSD.org>
George Neville-Neil <gnn@FreeBSD.org>
Hiroki Sato <hrs@FreeBSD.org>
Gleb Smirnoff <glebius@FreeBSD.org>
Peter Wemm <peter@FreeBSD.org>
Robert Watson <rwatson@FreeBSD.org>

Check out the official announcement here: http://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=326413+0+current%2Ffreebsd-announce

FreeBSD 9.3 RC2 now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe developers of FreeBSD have made available the second release candidate for version 9.3. You can download the ISO/image from the link that follows:

The second RC build of the 9.3-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images
are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

(or any of the FreeBSD mirror sites).

Check out the official announcement here: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-June/079092.html

FreeBSD 9.3-BETA3 now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe third and last build of the FreeNAS 9.3-BETA cycle has just been released.

The third BETA build of the 9.3-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 -BETA build of the 9.3-RELEASE cycle.

ISO images and, for architectures that support it, the memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

Changes between 9.3-BETA2 and 9.3-BETA3 include:

  • A new ttys(5) flag, onifconsole, has been added, which activates
    ttyu0 if the device is an active kernel console.
  • The NFSv4 server now allows creating a hard link to a symbolic
    link, as was allowed in NFSv3.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to 0.9.8za.
  • A deadlock caused by incorrect reference counts has been fixed in
    the usb(4) driver.
  • The arc4random(3) library has been updated to match that in
    FreeBSD-CURRENT.
  • The amount of data collected by hwpmc(4) has been increased to
    work with modern processors and available RAM.
  • A new pmcstat(8) flag, ‘-l’, has been added, which ends event
    collection after the specified number of seconds.

For the full release notes, head on over to the following link: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-June/078959.html