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

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6 RC2 is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have made available the second release candidate for version 9.2.1.6.

All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RC can be found here.

The major items of interest are mentioned in the ReleaseNotes here.
These items include:

  • Samba is updated to 4.1.9
  • Netatalk is updated to 3.1.2
  • Several fixes related to the System Dataset
  • A new VirtualBox jail template
  • Several fixes related to ZFS replication
  • A new mpr driver, officially sanctioned by LSI, for the LSI 12 Gbps SAS HBA
  • An experimental in-kernel iSCSI target
  • A .usb file which can be imaged to a USB key. This can be used for installing FreeNAS from a USB key.
  • various iSCSI fixes
  • scponly shell has been fixed
  • SMB2 protocol is the default for CIFS shares
  • VirtualBox template updated to 4.3.12

Since the last 9.2.1.6-RC, additional items have been fixed including:

  • Samba updated from 4.1.8 to 4.1.9
  • Security fixes in file(1) and libmagic(3), and gss_pseudo_random interoperability issue. CVE-2013-7345, CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270, [EN-14:08]
  • other fixes

Please provide feedback on this RC. If no major problems are found, we will release 9.2.1.6-RELEASE in approximately 14 days.

To download the ISO/image files, head over to the following: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RC2/

The official announcement post is here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-6-rc2-is-now-available.21849/

PC-BSD 10.0.2-RELEASE is now available

pcbsdThe developers of PC-BSD have just released the official version of 10.0.2  after a series of test releases. The most notable changes include the new Lumina desktop (still in its alpha stages), as well as a revamp of the AppCafe.

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of the next
PC-BSD quarterly update, version 10.0.2!

This update includes a number of important bug-fixes, as well as newer
packages and desktops, such as KDE 4.12.5, Cinnamon 2.2.13, Gnome 3.12.2 and more. This release also includes an alpha release of the new Lumina
desktop which is being developed on PC-BSD. For more details and updating instructions, refer to the notes below.

You can download the DVD/USB image here: http://www.pcbsd.org/en/download.html

Check out the official release announcement here: http://lists.pcbsd.org/pipermail/announce/2014-June/000065.html

PC-BSD 10.0.2-RC2 available for testing

pcbsdThe developers of PC-BSD have just made available the second release candidate for version 10.0.2. You can find the downloads here.

This will (hopefully) be our last RC before releasing 10.0.2 officially sometime on or around the 23rd. We have addressed or fixed most tickets related to the 10.0.2 release, so if you are still running into any issues, please report them using our Trac database.

Users running EDGE or earlier 10.0.2 images can upgrade their packages to the RC2 versions via AppCafe or Package Manager.

Head over to the following link for the official announcement: http://blog.pcbsd.org/2014/06/10-0-2-rc2-available-for-testing/