BSD News 23/02/2015

Last week in BSD
OPNsense, pfSense, m0n0wall, HardenedBSD, Lumina Desktop, BSDnow, NetBSD, s2k15, DragonFly BSD

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Other news

Request For Testing: OPNsense on FreeBSD 10.1   

As most of you know FreeBSD 10.0 is approaching End Of Life at the end of this month. OPNsense is still based on FreeBSD 10.0, but the necessary custom patches have been forward-ported to FreeBSD 10.1 in the past week. We would love to push out our next stable release 15.1.6 on top of FreeBSD 10.1 including a new feature for base system upgrades which is one of our current weak points for delivering quick and easy security updates for your running installations.
In order to ship FreeBSD 10.1 we ask you to participate in this request for testing by trying the following snapshot for amd64:
i386 snapshots can be produced based on demand.
Please let us know how the snapshot works for you (bad *and* good) right here in this thread, or use one of the following alternatives.
#opnsense on Freenode IRC
[email protected]

End of the m0n0wall project 

After 12 years, the m0n0wall project has officially ended. No development will be done anymore, and there will be no further releases. 

 Lumina Desktop 0.8.2 Released!

The next version of the Lumina desktop environment has just been released! Version 0.8.2 is mainly a “spit-and-polish” release: focusing on bugfixes, overall appearances, and interface layout/design. The FreeBSD port has already been updated to the new version, and the PC-BSD “Edge” repository will be making the new version available within the next day or two (packages building now). If you are creating/distributing your own packages, you can find the source code for this release in the “qt5/0.8.2″ branch in the Lumina repository on GitHub.
The major difference that people will notice is that the themes/colors distributed with the desktop have been greatly improved, and I have included a few examples below. The full details about the changes in this release are listed at the bottom of the announcement.
Reminder: The Lumina desktop environment is still considered to be “beta-quality”, so if you find things that either don’t work or don’t work well, please report them on the PC-BSD bug tracker so that they can get fixed as soon as possible.

Noah's L2ARC | BSD Now 77   

 This week on the show, we'll be chatting with Alex Reece and Matt Ahrens about what's new in the world of OpenZFS. After that, we're starting a new tutorial series on submitting your first patch. All the latest BSD news and answers to your emails, coming up on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD.

Code stuff
HEADS UP: pkg will eat itself  
s2k15 Hackathon Report: [email protected] on network stack SMP
s2k15 Hackathon Report: [email protected] on improvements in dhclient(8), fdisk(8) and more
FreeBSD Random Number Generator Vulnerability and HardenedBSD
memtemp(4) update
In Other BSDs for 2015/02/21 
FreeBSD on the POWER8: it’s alive! 

Interesting articles
pfSense Donations
Find Out Why TrueNAS Is Replacing NetApp & EMC Every Day
Regular test runs down to zero unexpected failures on multiple architectures

Wallpaper of the week
this wallpaper was found in FreeBSD forums


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