Bordeaux 2.0.6 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD Released

The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.6 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD. Bordeaux 2.0.6 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of small bugs and includes many new features.

Some of the changes are:

  • Wine 1.2 included,
  • Updated to the latest winetricks release,
  • Updated to the latest DIB Engine patch,
  • Added support for IrfanView 4.27,
  • Install the IrfanView Plug ins during the IrfanView Install,
  • Improved Internet Explorer 7 support,
  • Added Support for FireFox 3.6.3 and multimedia plugins,
  • Added Support for VLC 1.1.0,
  • Added Support for Google SketchUp 7.1 (NVIDIA Video Card Recommended),
  • Added many fixes for Steam,
  • More fixes to the Bordeaux UI and Cellar Manager.

Bordeaux 2.0.6 was built on FreeBSD 8, PC-BSD 8 and PC-BSD 7.1. A .sh installer is provided for FreeBSD and .pbi installers for PC-BSD.

Depending on sales, the Bordeau Group plans to add Pulse Audio to the next BSD release. So if you would like to have Pulse Audio in Wine on FreeBSD and PC-BSD make a purchase.

Read the full press release: Bordeaux 2.0.6 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD Released

I have just bought a copy of Bordeaux for PC-BSD/FreeBSD to support Tom and his team. They’re doing a great job building a bridge between *nix and the Windows world. Most of use still need/want to use some Windows programs Linux/PC-BSD/FreeBSD. If you’re interested, be quick as there’s a 50% off sale on. A copy costs only $10.

Find out more about Bordeau for FreeBSD/PC-BSD

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology.

GhostBSD 1.5

Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of GhostBSD 1.5

Now You can install GhostBSD by terminal commands and a list with pc-sysinstall. The partition Supported to install GhostBSD are UFS, UFS+S (plus soft updates7), UFS+J (plus journaling8), ZFS, and SWAP.
A how to install is in the desktop.

With GhostBSD in your hard drive you have Linux-f10 compatibility that mean you can install Linux apps and Linux flash. Cups ready to use. Compiz install and ready to be use.

EasyLinuxCDs has some GhostBSD screenshots.

Download GhostBSD | GhostBSD website

GhostBSD is a free operating system that combines the power of FreeBSD and the amiability of Gnome

Projects funded by the FreeBSD Foundation

The FreeBSD Foundation funds various projects each year and there are several interesting projects in progress:

The FreeBSD Foundation is able to fund these projects due to the generosity of user donations. If you haven’t donated yet this year, consider doing so here. No donation amount is too small–in fact, the more individual donations the better, as this helps the Foundation to meet the IRS’ non-profit requirements. Also, your name is added to the website when you donate, allowing you to show your support for FreeBSD.

Source: Dru’s blog (reposted with permission)

FreeBSD 8.1 provides evolutionary open source software upgrade

FreeBSD 8.1 has been released, and Sean Michael Kerner from serverwatch.com spoke to Josh Paetzel, iXsystems IT director, about this latest release.

“Putting out new releases of OS software isn’t always about adding major new features — sometimes it’s just about making existing features usable and stable. In the case of the open source software FreeBSD, that’s certainly the case with the newly hatched 8.1 release.

FreeBSD 8.1 is the latest version of the popular BSD server operating system, an update that provides some incremental improvements over the 8.0 release, which debuted in 2009. The FreeBSD 8.1 release might also spur users of older versions of FreeBSD to migrate to the new platform.

“FreeBSD 8.1 isn’t introducing many new features in FreeBSD 8.x. A dot zero release provides a starting point for migrating existing production systems to a new branch, and as production systems are moved to the new branch problems are discovered, bugs unveiled, and fixes start to happen.”

Josh Paetzel said

[...]

Among the new innovations included in last year’s FreeBSD 8.0 release was a production ready version of the ZFS filesystem, technology originally developed by Sun Microsystems and now owned by Oracle. FreeBSD has had experimental support for ZFS since theFreeBSD 7.0 release in February 2008. Paetzel noted that as systems moved to the FreeBSD 8.0 release, bugs and issues in ZFS surfaced that have now been fixed in the FreeBSD 8.1 release.

Paetzel added that the FreeBSD 8.1 release also includes numerous driver updates and fixes for Intel NICs , LSI RAID and HBA controllers.”

Read the whole post: FreeBSD 8.1 provides evolutionary open source software upgrade (serverwatch.com)

FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE available

FreeBSD 8.1 has been available for a few days on the download mirrors, but the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team has now officially announced FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE. This is the second release from the 8-STABLE branch which improves on the functionality of FreeBSD 8.0 and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights are:

  • zfsloader added
  • zpool version of ZFS subsystem updated to version 14
  • NFSv4 ACL support in UFS and ZFS; support added to cp(1), find(1), getfacl(1), mv(1), and setfacl(1) utilities
  • UltraSPARC IV/IV+, SPARC64 V support
  • SMP support in PowerPC G5
  • BIND 9.6.2-P2
  • sendmail updated to 8.14.4
  • OpenSSH updated to 5.4p1
  • GNOME 2.30.1, KDE 4.4.5

For a complete list of new features and changes, have a look at the following pages:

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD’s code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD provides advanced networking, impressive security features, and world class performance and is used by some of the world’s busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices. Source: freebsd.org

FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (Apr – Jun 2010)

FreeBSD’s quarterly status report for 2010 Q2 is now available. This report covers FreeBSD related projects between April and June 2010.

It’s good to see so much activity, projects and contribution to FreeBSD, most of which is done by dedicated volunteers.

From the table of contents:

Google Summer of Code

  • Binary Package Patch Infrastructure — pkg_patch
  • Collective Resource Limits (aka. Jobs)
  • ExtFS Status Report
  • File System Changes Notification
  • Google Summer of Code 2010
  • Making Ports Work with Clang
  • Namecache Improvements — dircache
  • Package Management Library — libpkg
  • Packet-Capturing Stack — ringmap

Projects

  • Clang Replacing GCC in the Base System
  • DAHDI/FreeBSD Project
  • Distributed Audit
  • General-Purpose DMA Framework
  • GEOM-Based Pseudo-RAID Implementation — geom_pseudoraid
  • GPIO Framework
  • New System Installer — pc-sysinstall
  • OpenAFS Port
  • Resource Containers
  • V4L Support in Linux Emulator

FreeBSD Team Reports

  • FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
  • FreeBSD Core Team Election
  • Release Engineering Team
  • The FreeBSD Foundation Status Report

Network Infrastructure

  • Enhancing the FreeBSD TCP Implementation
  • libnetstat(3)

Kernel

  • Interrupt Threads
  • Jail-Based Virtualization
  • Kernel Event Timers Infrastructure
  • ZFS

Documentation

  • The FreeBSD German Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Hungarian Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Japanese Documentation Project
  • The FreeBSD Spanish Documentation Project

Userland Programs

  • BSD-Licensed grep in Base System
  • BSD-Licensed iconv in Base System
  • FreeBSD Services Control — fsc

Architectures

  • Flattened Device Tree for Embedded FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD on the Sony Playstation 3
  • FreeBSD/avr32
  • FreeBSD/powerpc64
  • FreeBSD/sparc64

Ports

  • Chromium Web Browser
  • FreeBSD Haskell
  • Ports Collection

Miscellaneous

  • BSD-Day@2010
  • BSDCan
  • meetBSD 2010 — The BSD Conference

Read the report in its entirety: FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report (Apr – Jun 2010)

PC-BSD 8.1 released

The PC-BSD Team has announced the availability of PC-BSD 8.1 (Hubble Edition), running FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, and KDE 4.4.5

Version 8.1 contains a number of enhancements and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the notable changes are:

  • FreeBSD 8.1-Release
  • KDE 4.4.5
  • Numerous fixes to the installation backend
  • Support for creating dedicated disk GPT partitioning
  • Improved ZFS support
  • Bugfixes to desktop tools / utilities

Version 8.1 of PC-BSD is available for download from the mirrors, as well as via torrent from www.gotbsd.net.

Bordeaux 50% off sale in celebration of the Wine 1.2 release

bordeaux wine windows softwareThe Bordeaux Technology Group has announced a one month sale on Bordeaux for Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, PC-BSD and OpenSolaris. With the release of Wine 1.2 it marks the first stable Wine release in nearly two years. And with this release they’d like to celebrate and show their appreciation for all the hard work that has gone into the Wine 1.2 release. And one way of doing this is having their first ever sale here at the Bordeaux Group.

Over the past two years there have been many changes in Wine. Now with Wine 1.2 being released users can run more of their favorite Applications and Games on their UNIX operating system of choice.

Bordeaux for Linux and BSD will be marked down to only $10.00 and Bordeaux for Mac and OpenSolaris will cost only $12.50 during this sale.

This sale will last for only one month, starting on Friday July 16th 2010 and ending on Friday August 20th 2010. So, If you have ever wanted to try Wine or Bordeaux and have put off your purchase in the past this is the perfect time to try Bordeaux and save 50% off the normal selling price.

Annoucement | Wine for BSD | Wine for Linux

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