BSD News 10/07/13

Last week in BSD

Releases: FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE
Other News: PC-BSD, freeNAS, pfSense, DragonFly BSD, BSDNow


FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE Now Available

Some of the highlights:

  • The ZFS filesystem now supports TRIM when used on solid state drives.
  • The virtio(4) drivers have been added to the GENERIC kernel configuration for amd64 and i386 architectures.
  • The ZFS filesystem now supports lz4 compression.
  • OpenSSL has been updated to version 0.9.8y.
  • DTrace hooks have been enabled by default in the GENERIC kernel.
  • DTrace has been updated to version 1.9.0.
  • Sendmail has been updated to version 8.14.7.
  • OpenSSH has been updated to version 6.2p2.
  • Import unmapped I/O support from head/.

For a complete list of new features and known problems, please see the
online release notes and errata list, available at:

At the time of this announcement the following FTP sites have
FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE available.

Other news

(Free)BSD Code Commits Catch Up – Week 39

This is a weekly post linking to interesting updates, additions or changes in the FreeBSD code or in the code of the following FreeBSD-based flavours: PC-BSD, FreeNAS or pfSense.

More on other BSDs can be found here: In Other BSDs for 2013/10/05

DragonFly BSD: Why dports?

DragonFly has generally shifted over to dports for 3rd-party software management, away from pkgsrc. Here’s the explanation of the change.

FreeBSD 20th Anniversary Party 

FreeBSD 20th Anniversary Party (, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, United States 02 November, 2013. A one day event in honor of the users, administrators, developers, and advocates, of FreeBSD. The 20th Anniversary Celebration will feature great company, drinks, music and notable figures from the past, present and future of FreeBSD. Festivities will begin at 6 pm, will open to the public at 9 pm, and will continue into the wee hours of the morning. There will also be giveaways of books and other goodies plus the new FreeBSD 20th Anniversary T-shirt. 

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