BSD News 09/03/2015

Last week in BSD

GhostBSD, OpenBSD, BSDSec, FreeBSD, Google Summer of Code, DragonFly BSD, PC-BSD, m0n0wall, s2k15, BSDnow, NetBSD,


FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE End of Life
errata for X server infoleak
LibreSSL 2.1.4 released


seems to be none

Other news

Ted Unangst: Improving Browser Security

In a recent post to [email protected], Ted Unangst ([email protected]), outlined some of his upcoming work on improving browser security. Ted writes,
A few words about a project I've started working on today with support from the OpenBSD Foundation.

Summer of Code 2015 Project Ideas Announced 

The OpenBSD foundation has published its Project Ideas List for this year's Google-sponsored Summer of Code. If you're a student with an appropriate background, this could be your chance to take a stab at contributing to the OpenBSD code base, with OpenBSD developers as your mentors.
The Foundation and the OpenBSD project do not guarantee that SOC projects are accepted into the OpenBSD code base, but it's worth trying, isn't it?
Check out the list and see if there's something there you want to spend most of the summer hacking on.

Just Add QEMU | BSD Now 79 

Watch here:

Coming up this time on the show, we'll be talking to Sean Bruno. He's been using poudriere and QEMU to cross compile binary packages, and has some interesting stories to tell about it. We've also got answers to viewer-submitted questions and all this week's news, on BSD Now - the place to B.. SD. 

Tarsnap Mastery book out 

Michael W. Lucas’s Tarsnap Mastery book is out, in electronic form.  While not a strictly BSD news items, it’s a service built on BSD, so worth looking at if you care about that – or about encryption.

Code Stuff

GhostBSD Development News - 03/01/2014
A look at the upcoming features for PC-BSD 10.1.2
s2k15 Hackathon Report: Jonathan Gray on X Graphic Acceleration Improvements, afl fuzzer 
s2k15 Hackathon Report: [email protected] on UVM SMP 
In Other BSDs for 2015/03/07 
CI20 reaches userland 

Interesting Articles

End of the m0n0wall project and alternatives
cache line aliasing effects, or "why is freebsd slower than linux?" 

Wallpaper of the week 

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Jan Hovancik

software developer - guitar player - poetry lover