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

FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE is now available

FreeNAS_logo_lightThe developers of FreeNAS have just made available the official 9.2.1.6-RELEASE.

All bugs fixed in FreeNAS 9.2.1.6-RELEASE can be found here: https://bugs.freenas.org/projects/freenas/issues?query_id=78

The major items of interest are mentioned in the ReleaseNotes here: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes

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
  • 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]

The following bugs were fixed since 9.2.1.6-RC2:

  • performance improvements of ZFS ZVOLS when used over ISCSI with VMWare ESX
  • UI fixes for jails
  • other fixes

Download the ISO / image from here: http://download.freenas.org/9.2.1.6/RELEASE/ReleaseNotes

Check out the official announcement here: http://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/freenas-9-2-1-6-release-is-now-available.21958/

pfSense 2.1.4-RELEASE now available

pfsenseThe developers of pfSense have just made available version 2.1.4. This released comprises of security fixes as well as several minor fixes.

Packages also had their own independent fixes and need updating. During the firmware update process the packages will be reinstalled properly. Otherwise, uninstall and then reinstall packages to ensure that the latest version of the binaries is in use.

Head on over to the download page to get the ISO/upgrade file: https://www.pfsense.org/download/

Check out the official post here: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1377

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