In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore catch up on some feedback emails and show us a prerecorded talk with Matthew Ahrens about ZFS. Press the play below while we await their upcoming episode on BSDCan.
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
BSD Now Episode 36 shows how to set up RAID arrays in FreeBSD and there’s also an interview with David Chisnall – of the FreeBSD core team – about the switch to Clang.
Other subjects being discussed are:
- OpenBSD 5.5 released
- FreeBSD foundation funding highlights
- OpenSSH without OpenSSL
- BSDMag’s April 2014 issue is out
- Interview – David Chisnall
- Tutorial - RAID in FreeBSD and OpenBSD
- BSDTalk episode 240
- m2k14 trip reports
- Why you should use FreeBSD on your cloud VPS
- PC-BSD weekly digest
Other formats can be watched/downloaded here.
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You can listen to the ogg file here: http://cis01.uma.edu/~wbackman/bsdtalk/bsdtalk240.ogg
Check out the official page at: http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2014/04/bsdtalk240-about-time-with-george.html
This article by Make Tech Easier discusses the pros and cons of both PC-BSD and Ubuntu as an open-source desktop operating system. The two operating systems are compared by the ease of use as a desktop, starting with the installation process, desktop environment, and ending with application support and installation.
To read the full article with graphics, check out the following link: http://www.maketecheasier.com/pc-bsd-vs-ubuntu/
BSD Now has released episode 35, titled “Puffy Firewall”. Hosts Alan Jude and Kris Moore take a look at pf (Packet Filter), the removal of ALTQ from OpenBSD, FreeBSD’s quarterly status report, updates to OpenBSD’s OpenSSL rewrite, and the latest versions of NetBSD.
Check out the official page at: http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_04_30-puffy_firewall
In this BSD Now episode, hosts Allan Jude and Kris Moore speak with John Hixson about FreeNAS development, and the direction it is currently heading. Tune into this short feature by clicking play below:
Head on over to the official page here: http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/55782/its-gonna-get-nasty-bsd-now-34/
Every year, Google hosts a Summer of Code that brings student developers from around the world to work on various software development projects, including open-source. This year, a handful of these projects are also FreeBSD related.
The following lists the project title, along with the student developer and mentor:
Thank you to reader Pedro Giffuni for suggesting this article!
Take a look at the full list here: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/projects/list/google/gsoc2014
The developers of FreeBSD have just released their status report updates for the first quarter of 2014. There have been many notable changes within the last 4 months. The following list from the status report outlines some of their major achievements:
- Ports team released their landmark first quarterly “stable” branch
- FreeBSD continues to grow on the ARM architecture, now running on an ARM-based Chromebook
- SMP is now possible on multi-core ARM systems
- bhyve, the native FreeBSD hypervisor, continues to improve
- An integral test suite is taking shape, and the Jenkins Continuous Integration system has been implemented
- FreeBSD patches to GCC are being “forward-ported”, and LLDB, the Clang/LLVM debugger is being ported
- Desktop use has also seen improvements, with work on Gnome, KDE, Xfce, KMS video drivers, X.org, and vt, the new console driver which supports KMS and Unicode
- Linux and Wine binary compatibility layers have been improved
- UEFI booting support has been merged to head
- The FreeBSD Foundation continues to assist in moving FreeBSD forward, sponsoring conferences and meetings and numerous development projects
To see a detailed report from each team and developer, head on over to this link: https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.html