FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 now available

freebsdlogoThe first RC build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64
and sparc64 architectures.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

Installer images and memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.1/

If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the “releng/10.1″ branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available here:

https://www.freebsd.org/releases/10.1R/relnotes.html

Check out the official announcement here: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-October/080453.html

FreeBSD Cheatsheet

FreeBSD user Frederic Cambus put together a cheat sheet on how to bootstrap a FreeBSD workstation and keep it up to date.

System configuration

Setting the timezone

cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Warsaw /etc/localtime

Setting an alternative keymap in console

The keymap directive should be set in rc.conf :

keymap="fr.iso.acc"

Performing binary updates for the base system

freebsd-update fetch
freebsd-update install

Check out the official post for a full list of instructions: http://www.cambus.net/freebsd-cheatsheet/

GhostBSD 4.0 Karine is now available

ghostbsd_1The GhostBSD Team is pleased to announce the availability of GhostBSD 4.0 Karine. This is the first release of the 4.* branch, which is base on FreeBSD 10 and introduces some new features.

Some of the highlights:

  • GCC is no longer installed by default, clang is the default compiler.
  • make(1) has been replaced with bmake(1), obtained from the NetBSD Project.
  • pkg(7) is now the default package management utility.
  • pkg_add(1), pkg_delete(1), bxpkg and related tools have been removed.
  • Networkmgr is the default network manager.
  • Mate is the default Desktop.
  • 3 workstation to chose

Download the ISO/image file here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/download

Check out the official announcement here: http://ghostbsd.org/4.0-release

Cavium to Sponsor FreeBSD ARMv8 Based Implementation

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Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking announced today that it is collaborating with the FreeBSD Foundation to develop and deliver the first ARMv8 reference design and implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System based on the ThunderX workload optimized processor family for next generation Data Center and Cloud workloads (http://cavium.com/ThunderX_ARM_Processors.html).

FreeBSD is the most widely used open-source BSD distribution, accounting for more than three-quarters of all installed systems running open-source BSD derivatives.  FreeBSD is widely used in infrastructure applications such as storage, web and media streaming applications and environments.  With a repository of over 24,000 applications FreeBSD provides a broad array of options for developers, system administrators and end users.

Check out the full announcement here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cavium-to-sponsor-freebsd-armv8-based-implementation-277724361.html

FreeBSD 10.1 BETA 3 now available

freebsdlogoThe developers of FreeBSD have made available the final BETA of version 10.1.

The third BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available
on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64
and sparc64 architectures.

This is expected to be the final BETA release of the 10.1-RELEASE cycle.

The image checksums follow at the end of this email.

Installer images and memory stick images are available here:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.1/

If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR
system or on the -stable mailing list.

If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing
system, use the “stable/10″ branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available on the stable/10
release notes page here:

http://www.freebsd.org/relnotes/10-STABLE/relnotes/article.html

Check out the official announcement here: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/2014-September/080264.html

Debian kFreeBSD at risk of being dropped

debiaDebian developers warned in a mailing list post that Debian kFreeBSD is at risk of being dropped from official support.

kFreeBSD
========

We remain gravely concerned about the viability of this port. Despite
the reduced scope, we feel that the port is not currently of sufficient
quality to feature as a fully supported release architecture in Jessie.
However, we accept that our published view of the port has not been as
‘clear and unambiguous’ as we would wish.

We therefore advise the kFreeBSD porters that the port is in danger of
being dropped from Jessie, and invite any porters who are able to commit
to working on the port in the long term to make themselves known *now*.
The factor that gives us greatest concern is the human resources
available to the port.

Porters of any architecture need to bear in mind that being part of a
stable release is a long commitment to both taking care of stable and
oldstable, and continuing development in sid. It has implications for
the security team, release team, DSA and other parties.

The urgency of this matter cannot be over-stated. We will assess the
viability of kFreeBSD in Jessie on or after 1st November, and a yes/no
decision will be taken at that time. This will not be a full
architecture qualification, but a simple decision on whether or not the
release team’s concerns have been adequately addressed.

Check out the official announcement here: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/09/msg00002.html