The Google Summer of Code organisers have tentatively allocated 20 students this year to work on FreeBSD. The winning students will be announced on Monday April 21, 2008.
Check out my blog on Monday for the latest updates!!!
This modular guide to building a FreeBSD server is has been written to make it easy for (new) users to choose the packages that they need, with step-by-step directions for installation and configuration.
The book’s modules cover topics like:
The most difficult part of building a server with FreeBSD, the Unix-like operating system, is arguably software installation and configuration. Finding the software is easy enough; getting everything up and running is another thing entirely. The only option for many people has been to hire a consultant.Building a Server with FreeBSD 7 is for those of us who prefer to build our own server. If you’re a small business owner looking for a reliable email server, a curious Windows administrator, or if you just want to put that old computer in the closet to work, you’ll learn how to get things up and running quickly. Then, once you have a working system, you can experiment, extend, and customize as you please.
You’ll learn how to install FreeBSD, then how to install popular server applications with the ports collection. Each package is treated as an independent module, so you can dip into the book at any point to install just the packages you need, when you need them.
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For our Portugese speaking readers, here’s a 35 minutes pfSense Tutorial. Unfortunately not in Engish :-(
bsdnews.com has been down for a few weeks now. Does anybody know the reason and if we’re going to see the site online again?
Is it just a matter of upgrading the website or has the service gone down for good?
Very basic porting work has been done on a voluntary basis by one of my colleagues. We actually hope some developers from the FreeBSD community will pick up where we left off and complete the port.
If interested, there is a developer’s mailing list, IRC channel and forums for any questions – check out the community page.
Martin Wilke has posted an update today on the progress of the porting of KDE 4.0 to FreeBSD
Right now I have some free time to update KDE4. Today i’ve committed the 5 Basic Ports (kdelibs4/base4/pimlib/runtime/workspace) with the implementation of bsd.kde4.mk. This allows further use of USE_KDE4 (actually, kdelibs, kdebase and pimlibs) for KDE4-related builds. Now I have to work on the implementation of all other related ports.
On May 31st, FreeBSD 5.5, FreeBSD 6.1, and FreeBSD 6.2 will have reached their End of Life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Team. Since FreeBSD 5.5 is the last remaining supported release from the FreeBSD 5.x stable branch, support for the FreeBSD 5.x stable branch will also cease at the same point. Users of any of these FreeBSD releases are strongly encouraged to upgrade to either FreeBSD 6.3 or FreeBSD 7.0 before that date.
Please note that the End of Life dates for FreeBSD 5.5 and FreeBSD 6.1 were announced in May 2006; and the End of Life for FreeBSD 6.2, which was originally announced as January 31, 2008, has been extended by four months in order to allow time for users to upgrade.
The FreeBSD Ports Management Team wishes to inform users that May 31st (the security team’s End-Of-Support date for FreeBSD 5.x) will also be the end of support for the Ports Collection on both 5.5-RELEASE and the 5-STABLE branch. Neither the infrastructure nor individual ports are guaranteed to work on these FreeBSD versions after that date. A CVS tag will be created for users who cannot upgrade for some reason; as of that commit, these users are advised to stop tracking the latest ports CVS repository and instead stay with the version as of that tag.
Source & more info (01-04-2008)