BSD News 04/15/13

pfSense 2.0.3 Release Now Available!

I’m happy to announce the release of pfSense 2.0.3. This is a maintenance release with some bug and security fixes since 2.0.2 release. You can upgrade from any previous release to 2.0.3.

March 2013 GhostBSD Reports

This month earnings is 420. The annual totals is 467.17, we hope to reach 20,000 CAD by the end of 2013. Distrowatch popularity: 44 (274 hits per day).
Go to title link to see more news from development, partners, appearance in media, etc.

New Funded Project: Capsicum Framework

The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce that Pawel Jakub Dawidek has been awarded a development grant to further improve the Capsicum framework. The grant is jointly funded by Google's Open Source Programs Office.
The project includes the integration of previous work, implementation of new programmer-friendly capability system calls, improvements to the Casper Capsicum service daemon, and sandboxing various security-sensitive applications.
The project is expected to be completed by June 2013.

MidnightBSD new snapshot

We have a new snapshot uploading to the FTP server. It's the first snap in a year.  This snapshot is a little buggy, but does allow you to install MidnightBSD.
Please note there are many changes from 0.3-RELEASE:
1. Uses new midnightbsd partition types: mnbsd-ufs, mnbsd-boot, etc on GPT
2. ZFS is much newer than 0.3.  If you upgrade your pools, you can't use them with 0.3 anymore.
3. KMS with Intel Ivy Bridge graphics
4. Installer is completely different
5. hastd
6. updated mksh, BIND, tcsh, file, diff, binutils, mDNSResponder, libffi, openpam, openresolv, tnftp, tzcode, tzdata, wpa, xz, compiler_rt, sqlite3, ncurses, netcat, pf, traceroute, perl, openssh, openssl, less
7. updated from FreeBSD: make ipfw & ash, forth menus for the loader, bsdinstall, bsd sort, new USB stack, new cam based ATA, geom
8. llvm + clang
mport is the default package manager!
Major hardware support updates.. several wifi adapters, etc.

New FreeNAS website launched

+iXsystems has launched the new +FreeNAS website.

FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE-p1 is available

WARNING: FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE-p1 has been found to be fatally flawed. Please download FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE-p2 instead.
Josh Paetzel has announced FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE-p1:
FreeNAS 8.3.1-RELEASE-p1 made it’s way to SF Friday of last week. It fixes a couple of small issues and provides a few small updates.
Serial numbers of disks are shown in the GUI.
Fixed a bug where extending an encrypted pool with more drives could blow away the encryption key.
Samba 3.6.13 (That seems to be missing from the rel notes, I’ll investigate later)
Downloads are here:


Jan Hovancik

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