Do you know what and how much has changed in FreeBSD 7.0? If you check the FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE Release Notes you can see all the changes, additions and updates all on one page.
The FreeBSD Project is about to start the release cycle for FreeBSD-7.1 and FreeBSD-6.4. The proposed schedule for the “major events” of the cycle is:
- Freeze August 29
- BETA September 1
- Branch September 6
- 6.4-RC1 September 8
- 7.1-RC1 September 15
- 6.4-RC2 September 22
- 7.1-RC2 September 29
- 6.4-REL October 6
- 7.1-REL October 13
Check out the FreeBSD Calendar for other events.
Thanks to Gonzalo Nemmi for submitting this.
Squid is a caching proxy and conserving badwidth application for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages. Squid has extensive access controls and makes a great server accelerator. With Squid, you can reduce the network/internet traffic by 30% or more from normal usage (without squid) and enhance respone time.
Step-by-step instructions on how to install Squid on FreeBSD can be found here.
According to Alex Bustin, an engineer of Flash development at Sony, there’s a 32-bit Flash player for FreeBSD.
I know that iXsystems, the corporate sponsor behind the PC-BSD project, is talking to/collaborating with Adobe on a FreeBSD version of Flash, but it would be great if this report is true. That would be at least be one less barrier for the adoption of FreeBSD as desktop operating system (including PC-BSD and DesktopBSD) ;-)
The project team behind AskoziaPBX, a FreeBSD based Asterisk server system, is getting ready for the 1.0 release. Today version pb14.3 was released, with the following changes and updates:
- new outgoing Caller ID options for ISDN and Analog Providers
- new Portuguese language audio prompts
- updated webGUI localizations (Greek, German, Italian and Dutch)
- annoying “Remote UNIX connection” messages no longer generated
- systems with Cyrix 5530 ATA controllers now working
- ACPI issues fixed, Intel D201GL* boards now working
A newcomer to FreeBSD will probably find himself served well by a desktop environment (as KDE or GNOME). But there is also another world: a world of CLI – command line interface. Instead of clicking icons and menus, users memorize and type commands, exchanging all communication with the system through a rectangle of plain text.
The June 2008 issue was about FreeBSD 7.
Table of contents:
Google Summer of Code
- Layer2 filtering
- Porting BSD-licensed text-processing tools from OpenBSD
- Build cluster
- FreeBSD Bugbusting Team
- Graphics support for the boot loader
- ARM/Marvell port
The Ports Collection
- Ports Collection
- Qt/KDE4 Status Report
- FreeBSD FAQ Renovation
- The FreeBSD Dutch Documentation Project
- The FreeBSD Hungarian Documentation Project
- The FreeBSD Spanish Documentation Project
- Turn the system off.
- Hit ESC when the OS boots up
- Choose to boot into Single User Mode (option 4)
- Select the default shell (/bin/sh)
- When the machine is booted up and you see the prompt, enter:
- mount -u /
- mount -a
- Type passwd to reset the password
- Enter the new password and confirm it
- Type reboot to reboot the machine (or press the shutdown button to reboot)
Today is a big day, for me, for Ed Schouten and for FreeBSD (And it’s consumers ofcourse). Why? Ed Schouten today integrated his MultiProcessorSafe (MPSAFE) implementation of the TTY Layer for FreeBSD.