Monday, March 24, 2014

BSD News 24/03/14

Last week in BSD
Releases: FreeNAS
Other News : DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Bhyve, Jenkins, AsiaBSDCon, jails, BSDNow, PC-BSD





Releases

FreeNAS 9.2.1.3-BETA now available  
Announcing FreeNAS 9.2.1.3-RELEASE   


A list of all bugs fixed in 9.2.1.3-RELEASE can be found here.
High level features for 9.2.1.3:
  • * Samba (SMB/CIFS support) upgraded to version 4.1.6
  • * Netatalk (AFP support) upgraded to version 3.1.1
  • * ZFS replication status is now provided in ZFS Replication UI
  • * The bug preventing FTP from starting when logging to system dataset has been fixed.



Other news

Jenkins and Bhyve: Continuous Integration for FreeBSD by Craig Rodrigues

A team of FreeBSD developers led by Craig Rodrigues (rodrigc@freebsd.org) has formed the jenkins-admin team (jenkins-admin@freebsd.org). They have set up the Jenkins Continuous Integration system inside the FreeBSD cluster, and are building several branches of FreeBSD. The web server which lists the builds is visible at: https://jenkins.freebsd.org.

OpenBSD: hp300, mvme68k, and mvme88k Arches Move to the Attic

In a recent commit, miod@ removed support for some of the older platforms that were supported by OpenBSD

Multiple FreeBSD Jails with nullfs   

Using nullfs, one can easily run multiple jails by reusing a base install. The FreeBSD Handbook has a page on this, but Scott Robins prefers an alternative method – “which I find far simpler”.

GUI images for DragonFly 3.6 sort of 

If you noticed the lack of a GUI DVD image for the 3.6 release of DragonFly, I posted a followup note on the users@ list that talks about the steps to get X installed.  It’s not much work, with pkg set up.

P.E.F.S. | BSD 29

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We’re back from AsiaBSDCon! This week we’ll be chatting with Gleb Kurtsou about some a filesystem-level encryption utility called PEFS. After that, we’ll give you a step by step guide on how to actually use it. There’s also the usual round of your questions and we’ve got a lot of news to catch up on, so stay tuned to BSD Now – the place to B.. SD. 
 
 

Code stuff
tcplay updated to 2.0 
Hammer 2 work and notes
Adding chipset powersave support to FreeBSD’s Atheros driver 
Call for Testing: upd(4)
IPv6 test patch 
PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 22 
In Other BSDs for 2014/03/22

Interesting articles 
AsiaBSDCON 2014 Recap