BSD News 22/09/2014

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Releases: FreeBSD, pfSense, GhostBSD
Other News: FreeBSD, systemd, Google Summer of Code, Unix, OpenBSD, Murmur, Mumble, WLAN, BSDSec, BSDnow, pfSense, HardenedBSD, ZFS, DragonFly BSD


FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 Available 
FreeBSD 10.1-BETA2 Now Available
The second BETA build of the 10.1-RELEASE release cycle is now available on the FTP servers for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures.The image checksums follow are included in the original announcement email. Installer images and memory stick images are available here.If you notice problems you can report them through the Bugzilla PR system or on the -stable mailing list. If you would like to use SVN to do a source based update of an existing system, use the "stable/10" branch.

A list of changes since 10.0-RELEASE are available on the stable/10 release notes page.

pfSense 2.2 enters BETA

The 2.2 release has now reached the beta milestone. This means the release is feature complete, a comprehensive list of new features and changes can be found here, and should stay relatively stable throughout the remainder of the development process. That’s not to say it’s production ready though, our developers are using it in production and have been for months, but unless you have a solid understanding of the underlying system and can manually verify the configuration, 2.2 is not yet for you (young padawan).

GhostBSD 4.0 RC 3 Karine edition now available

The GhostBSD team is pleased to announce the availability the third RC build of the 4.0-RELEASE release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Other news

Sendmail Removed from OpenmBSD Base 

In the first of several commits, Matthieu Herrb ([email protected]) has removed sendmail from the release:
Module name: src
Changes by: [email protected] 2014/09/15 16:25:57

Modified files:
 gnu/usr.sbin   : Makefile 

Log message:
Unlink sendmail from the build. ok [email protected] [email protected]
Users of OpenSMTPd can rejoice in having no work to do; others will have to install sendmail from packages.

The Promised WLAN | BSD Now 55

Coming up this week, we'll be talking with Adrian Chadd about all things wireless, his experience with FreeBSD on various laptop hardware and a whole lot more. As usual, we've got the latest news and answers to all your emails, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.
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Code stuff
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