Monday, January 6, 2014

BSD News 07/01/14

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Releases: FreeBSD
Other News:  BSDnow, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, DragonFly BSD,

Releases

FreeBSD 10.0-RC4 Now Available

The fourth RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.

This is expected to be the final RC build of the 10.0-RELEASE cycle.

Changes between 10.0-RC3 and 10.0-RC4 include:
  • Tighten default restrictions for ntpd(8) server.
  • Fix kernel crash discovered with recent Java port update.


Other news

Eclipsing Binaries | BSD Now 18 

Put away the Christmas trees and update your ports trees! We’re back with the first show of 2014, and we’ve got some catching up to do. This time on the show, we have an interview with Baptiste Daroussin about the future of FreeBSD binary packages. Following that, we’ll be highlighting a cool script to do binary upgrades on OpenBSD. Lots of holiday news and listener feedback, on BSD Now – the place to B.. SD. 

Code stuff
Heads Up: atexit(3) Moved 
mdocml-1.12.3 Released
ixgbe(4) updated 
PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest
In Other BSDs for 2014/01/04 

Interesting articles
Unix: 14 things to do or stop doing in 2014 
The X Test Suite