Monday, March 31, 2014

BSD News 31/03/14

Last week in BSD
Releases: FuguIta, GhostBSD
Other news: DragonFly BSD,OpenBSD, BSDnow, BSDTalk, BSDMag, Unix, Bhyve, Jenkins,



Releases

FuguIta LiveCD/5.4/BTS/8

FuguIta is the LiveCD/LiveUSB system which was based on OpenBSD operating syste.

GhostBSD 4.0-ALPHA2 now available

The second ALPHA build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle is now available on SourceForge for the amd64, i386 architectures.
The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:
http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-4.0

Other news

OpenBSD 5.5 preorders have been enabled 

OpenBSD 5.5 preorders have been enabled on the ordering page.
With this commit, Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) enabled pre-orders for the upcoming release.

Documentation is King | BSD Now 30

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We chat with Warren Block to discuss BSD documentation efforts and future plans. If you've ever wondered about the scary world of mailing lists, today's tutorial will show you the basics of how to get help and contribute back. There's lots to get to today, so sit back and enjoy some BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Call for testing: acpiec(4) clear events on attach and resume

Paul Irofti (pirofti@) wrote in about his ongoing effort to untangle acpiec events. Paul writes,
The following patch attempts to fix an issue where multiple ACPI EC events pile up during suspend and fill a buffer that upon resume prevent further event notifications. The fix clears up the event queue early on during resume and also upon initial acpiec(4) attach.

And of course there's a patch to test - description and download link after the fold.
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bsdtalk239 – PkgNG with Baptiste Daroussin at vBSDCon

A recording of Baptiste Daroussin speaking at vBSDCon in October 2013.  He is a FreeBSD source committer and project developer for PkgNG.  PkgNG is a package management tool for FreeBSD. It is the replacement for the current pkg_info/pkg_create/pkg_add tools.



Deploying NetBSD on the Cloud Using AWS EC2 - March BSD Issue



Code stuff
NSS/LDAP and DragonFly
Various USB drivers added
PC-BSD Weekly Feature Digest 23 
In Other BSDs for 2014/03/29

Interesting articles
Unix: More networking basics for the beginner 
The Ports Management Team: Frederic Culot
Tarsnap now accepts Bitcoin
Using Jenkins libvirt-slave-plugin with bhyve