FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE now available

freebsd-logo-largeThe developers of FreeBSD have just made available the official 9.3 RELEASE.

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the
availability of FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE. This is the fourth release of the
stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights:

* The zfs(8) filesystem has been updated to support the bookmarks
feature.

* The uname(1) utility has been updated to include the -U and -K flags,
which print the __FreeBSD_version for the running userland and kernel,
respectively.

* The fetch(3) library has been updated to support SNI (Server Name
Identification), allowing to use virtual hosts on HTTPS.

* Several updates to gcc(1) have been imported from Google.

* The hastctl(8) utility has been updated to output the current queue
sizes.

* The protect(1) command has been added, which allows exempting
processes from being killed when swap is exhausted.

* The etcupdate(8) utility, a tool for managing updates to files in
/etc, has been merged from head/.

* A new shared library directory, /usr/lib/private, has been added for
internal-use shared libraries.

* OpenPAM has been updated to Nummularia (20130907).

* A new flag, “onifconsole” has been added to /etc/ttys. This allows the
system to provide a login prompt via serial console if the device is
an active kernel console, otherwise it is equivalent to off.

* Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.9.

* BIND has been updated to version 9.9.5.

* The xz(1) utility has been updated to a post-5.0.5 snapshot.

* OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.6p1.

* OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8za.

You can download the ISO/images here: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/9.3/

Check out the official announcement here: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2014-July/001575.html

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