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Alfred Perlstein has announced the availability of FreeNAS 9.1.0-RC1.
This is the first release candidate for FreeNAS 9.1.0. We have passed a great alpha and rolling beta cycle with many bug fixes and regressions fixed. At this point, only bug fixes and regressions will be addressed.Check the forum post for all the details.
Glen Barber has announced the availability of the initial beta build of FreeBSD 9.2.
The first BETA build of the 9.2-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, and ia64 architectures.If all goes well and according to the release schedule FreeBSD 9.2 should be released around 31 August 2013.
If you notice problems you can report them through the normal GNATS PR
system or here on the -stable mailing list. If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing system use “stable/9″.
Please be aware that cvsup and CVS are both deprecated, and are not
supported methods of updating the src/ tree.
Important note to freebsd-update(8) users: Due to a last minute problem
found in the 9.2-BETA1 freebsd-update(8) builds, freebsd-update(8) is
NOT supported for 9.2-BETA1 upgrades. Please do not use
freebsd-update(8) to upgrade to 9.2-BETA1.
announced the availability of the next rolling release and the first beta for the upcoming PC-BSD 9.2:
The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce that new images for PC-BSD 9.1-RELEASE (Isotope Infusion) and PC-BSD 9-STABLE (Based upon FreeBSD 9.2-BETA1) are now available! These releases are among the first in our new “Rolling-Release” model, and will allow you to easily keep your system updated with bi-monthly package set updates along side your regular PBI updates. In addition the images now include support for creating and booting from ZFS boot-environments. Due to the nature of implementing ZFS boot-environments, users on previous installs of 9.1-RELEASE will need to perform a re-installation in order to take advantage of these ZFS features. With the upcoming release of 9.2, currently in BETA, existing users may opt to wait for its release in order to migrate to the newer version. Many additional new features are also listed in the notes below.
DVD and USB images are now available for download.
A few months ago we reported about a new BSD related conference that will be taking place later this year: vBSDcon. I (GvE) have been in contact with Burt Kaliski (BK) and did the following intereview. Burt is currently CTO of Verisign and sponsor of the new vBSDcon (2013) conference. GvE: Can you tell a bit about Verisign in [...]
There’s been a lot of discussion on IRC, in EFNet #dragonflybsd, between the students and various DragonFly developers.
- Daniel Flores: HAMMER2 compression feature
- Larisa Grigore: System V IPC in userspace
- Pawel Dziepak: Make vkernels checkpointable
- Joris GIOVANNANGELI: Capsicum
- Mihai Carabas: hardware nested page table support for vkernels
Variety is not only the spice of life, it is also one of the greatest strengths of the open source community. Having access to source code and being able to tweak it, build new things with it and even fork it and run off in a completely new direction are all powerful benefits. Sometimes being an open source reviewer is like diving into a ball pit where many of the balls are similar in colour or size, but there are always a few dozen that are shiny or have stripes and they playfully catch the eye. This week I would like to talk briefly about two projects which, while I might not plan to stick with them, did have the ability to catch my eye.