FreeBSD Family Code Commits – Week 40

freebsd_codeThis is a weekly post linking to interesting updates, additions or changes in the FreeBSD code or in the code of the following FreeBSD-based flavours: PC-BSD, FreeNAS, GhostBSD, m0n0wall or pfSense.

If I have missed out any updates that you are excited about, please share with us all in the comments below.

FreeBSD

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pc-bsd logo 100x100PC-BSD

freenas-ixsystems-new-logoFreeNAS

 

 

 

pfsense logo 100x100pfSense

Will pfSense rebrand? (link)

nas4free_logoNAS4Free

  • Work on the 9.2.0.1 branch has started (link)
  • On the 9.1.0.1 branch php was updated to 5.5.4, zoneinfo to 2013g, Samba to 3.6.19 and lighttpd to 1.4.33.

ghostbsd_logoGhostBSD

m0n0wall logo 100x100m0n0wall

 

FreeBSD 20 Year Anniversary Party Invitation

It was announced last month that iXsystems will be hosting the 20 year FreeBSD Anniversary Celebrations, but now we have more details.

20 years ago, Nate Williams, Rod Grimes, and Jordan Hubbard came together to turn their 386BSD patchkit into something greater. David Greenman gave their combined efforts a name.

Today, FreeBSD is the stable, powerful operating system they dreamed of and people all around the world come together to make it better every day.

In honour of its users, administrators, developers, and advocates, iXsystems invites you to FreeBSD’s 20th Anniversary Celebration being held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco! Festivities will begin at 6 pm, during which time we’ll have exclusive access to the upstairs area of the club. At 9 pm doors will be opened to the public, who will join us as we celebrate into the wee hours of the morning.

There will be drinks, music, and great company. Sponsors of the event include iXsystems, Netflix, Google, NetApp, and the FreeBSD Foundation. There will also be a raffle with giveaways from O’Reilly Media and No Starch Press, among others.

We hope you’ll join us for an evening of revelry and merriment on November 2nd! Please RSVP at http://www.freebsdparty.com by Friday, October 18th if you plan to attend this historic event.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 6PM-2AM PST
Where: DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA, USA
Cost: Nothing

Source

BSDnow TV episodes 3 & 4

Kris Moore and Allan Jude have uploaded 2 more weekly videos onto bsdnow.tv.

Episode 3: MX with TTX

  • pfSense 2.1-RELEASE
  • New kernel based iSCSI stack comes to FreeBSD
  • MTier creates openup utility for OpenBSD
  • OpenSSH in FreeBSD -CURRENT supports DNSSEC
  • Interview – Gilles Chehade & Eric Faurot
  • Using pkgng for binary package management
  • New progress with Newcons
  • relayd gets PFS support
  • OpenZFS Launches
  • FreeBSD 10-CURRENT becomes 10.0-ALPHA
  • September issue of BSD Mag
  • The FreeBSD IRC channel is official
  • OpenSSH 6.3 released
  • Feedback/Questions

 

Episode 4: Interview – Devin Teske - Teskeing the Possibilities

bsdconfig, bsdinstall, sysrc and fdpv

pfSense 2.1, pfSense Gold Subscription and ESF

pfsense-logoChris Buechler has announced pfSense 2.1, a free, powerful, open source firewall and security solution.

Don’t be deceived by the .1 version number as it comes with a whole slew of new features. pfSense 2.1 is based on FreeBSD 8.3, comes with support for PC-BSD’s PBI package management, includes new hardware drivers and security updates, and many IPv6 updates.

A list with all the changes and additions can be found here.

It was also announced that there is now a $99 pfSense Gold Subscription.

pfSense Gold Subscription is our $99 per year premium membership subscription program, designed to provide special benefits to our members while supporting ongoing development of the Open Source pfSense project.  We hope this dual benefit will make Gold a program worth subscribing to.

The company behind pfSense has changed its name from BSD Perimeter to ESF. You will never guess what ESF stands for….. Electric Sheep Fencing.

The BSD family – FreeBSD 9.1 (part 1)

David Hutchinson has written an instructive overview on osnews.com about FreeBSD 9.1, its features and FreeBSD in general. He also explains why he prefers it over Linux.

FreeBSD is a complete and well-engineered system. While much of what they do involves less fanfare than Linux, they have a strong and active development and user community. They have kept pace with technology and still maintain a powerful system with modern features, and have done so mostly without anything feeling tacked on. The consistency of the system is why I prefer it over Linux – significant changes can rarely, if ever, be described as disruptive. But, changes still are made.

[...]

Very important from a technological standpoint as well as a philosophical standpoint is removal of GPL from the base system. There are some environments where the GPL is not appreciated or allowed (such as certain embedded scenarios), and these changes allow FreeBSD to fit into those environments. It is also important for the FreeBSD project, as it helps to strengthen the identity of the project and the license. [...]

There is still plenty of development going on the BSD world, and as I alluded to at the top, this is meant to be the first of several articles on BSD that I’ll be writing in the coming weeks, time allowing. [...]

The BSD family, pt. 1: FreeBSD 9.1

FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA4 available for testing purposes

freebsd_logo-100x100The fourth ALPHA build for the FreeBSD-10.0 release cycle is now available for testing purposes.

The fourth ALPHA build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and
sparc64 architectures.
Note: Due to build issues within the head/ branch, ALPHA3 ISO builds were skipped.
The 10.0-ALPHA4 builds correlate to svn revision r255933 of the head/branch.

Check out the dates for the upcoming BETA and RC releases on the FreeBSD 10 Release page.

The announcement and download locations can be found in this email to the FreeBSD current list: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2013-September/044951.html

FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE launches

freebsd_logo_textThanks to all the hard work of the FreeBSD Foundation, FreeBSD developers and the contribution of a some private companies, FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE has been announced by the FreeBSD Release Engineering Team and is now available.

This is the second release from the stable/9 branch, which improves on the stability of FreeBSD 9.1 and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights in this version are:

  • The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.
  • The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.
  • The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.
  • DTrace hooks have been enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel.
  • DTrace has been updated to version 1.9.0.
  • Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.7.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.2p2.
  • Import unmapped I/O support from head.

A complete list of new features and known problems can be found of the 9.2 Release Notes page.