BSD News 07/01/13

Last week in BSD

 GhostBSD - FreeBSD - Hackathon - iXsystems - DragonFly BSD - pkg - freeNAS,


 FreeNAS 9.1.0 BETA images available

The FreeNAS development team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 9.1.0-BETA images. Images can be downloaded from freenas downloads section. The best improvement, I think, is that the jail plugin for any plugins you want to download is now included in the install image and does not need to be downloaded and installed separately. FreeNAS 9.1.0-BETA has many [...]
FreeNAS 9.1.0 BETA images available was originally posted on FreeBSD News.

GhostBSD 3.1 Now Available | GhostBSD

Eric is pleased to announce that GhostBSD 3.1 is now available! This release is a respin of 3.0 including many bug fix. GhostBSD 3.1 does not include any updated package or new feature its only to fix issue that some user had find.
Changes since 3.1.
  • Updatec FreeBSD 9.1 to FreeBSD 9.1 p4
  • Improvement  the auto Xorg configuration.
  • The Nvidia drivers as bean remove to fix issue with older card.
  • Numerous bug-fixes to GhostBSD related utilities.
  • Openbox and Lxde AMD64 ISO is fitting back on CD.
  • The package manager is back in function.
  • pkg_add is back in function.
Availability The GhostBSD 3.1 amd64 and i386 architectures is now available via torrent and download page. It can be installed from ISO images or USB images.

Other news

   pkg 1.1

After almost a year of development pkg 1.1 has reached the ports tree, actually pkg 1.1.1 has 1.1 was too buggy :(

Click on title and you can read more about what happened in 1 year of development (with focus on use visible features).

Recompile needed for DragonFly 3.5 users

Because Sepherosa Ziehau changed mbstat, anyone on bleeding-edge DragonFly will need to rebuild world, or else netstat will become confused.

Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple to Become CTO at iXsystems  

This press release went out this morning.
While it concentrates on FreeNAS, this is also very good news for PC-BSD, and ultimately, FreeBSD. We look forward to working with Jordan and benefiting from his experience at Apple. I see good things in PC-BSD’s future

Toronto 2013 Hackathon Report - Ingo Schwarze

Ingo Schwarze ([email protected]) submitted his view of Toronto, and a few bits of the stuff he was working on there:
During the first Toronto hackathon, I focused on the SQLite database backend for mandocdb(8). Currently, mandocdb is still disabled in OpenBSD-current, but it is intended to become a drop-in replacement for the makewhatis(8) utility, providing enhanced search capabilities for the apropos(1) manual page search utility.
In particular, it is designed to support searches for semantically annotated text in manual pages, for example to specifically search for subsection headers, utility options, file names, include files, function arguments, variable names, preprocessor macros, standard titles, author names, cross references, and much more.

USB driver for FreeBSD/Beaglebone

It took me two months but I finally got back to hacking on musb driver for FreeBSD (the one that is used in TI AM335x-based devices like Beaglebone or Beaglebone Black). Previous revision turned out not to be ready for production. Here is the new one: beaglebone-usb-20130626.diff. I adopted it to latest HEAD, fixed numerous bugs, added support for SPLIT transactions and USB suspend/resume signalling. There is some cleaning-up to do but unless something major comes up the plan is to commit it over next few days.

Wallpaper of the week 

new GhostBSD logo

Did I miss some important news? Let the others know in comments!


Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover