FreeBSD devsummit: Ports & Packages

Michael W Lucas has summarized a recent FreeBSD devsummit regarding ports and packages. In this devsummit, it started with an overview of Debian packages and dependencies. Using qemu BSD user mode for cross-building packages was also in talks. Cross-building has seen improvements, and nightly ARM crossbuild packages are being tested, which may be ready by EuroBSDCon. Other things discussed were PortCI, Jenkins bhyve, as well as a possibility of using certificate transparency via X.509v3 extension.

Check out the full notes here: http://blather.michaelwlucas.com/archives/2065

GhostBSD 4.0-ALPHA3 is released

ghostbsd_1The third ALPHA build of GhostBSD 4.0-RELEASE has recently been made available on SourceForge. The following lists the most recent fixes in this ALPHA build:

  • Network after install works on Virtualbox
  • Added Wifimgr back for better wifi support until Networkmgr is working flawlessly
  • Removed gimp since gimp is easily install with “sudo pkg install gimp”
  • Removed all software that depends on Nautilus (ie. Rhythmbox and gksu)
  • Exaile is replacing Rhythmbox
  • GhostBSD user is now removed after installation
  • New experimental look

Check out the official post here: http://www.ghostbsd.org/4.0-alpha3

JabirOS now an independent fork of FreeBSD

Muhammadreza Haghiri, leader of the JabirOS project, has just released version 2.0.0 of his distro. This version has become an independent BSD distribution separate of FreeBSD 10-RELEASE.

We have managed to run all of FreeBSD packages for a minimalist and normal desktop computer. Also, we’ve tested some CLI software, for making a little server.
All of our tests were successful, and we’re proud of our new product.

In other news, JabirOS has just been made available for ARM board Cubieboard.

Read the official announcements here: http://jabirproject.org/archives/122 & http://jabirproject.org/archives/134