BSDNews 04/04/2016

Last week in BSD

Releases:OpenBSD, SoloBSD, pfSense,
Other news:pfSense, BSDnow, DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD



OpenBSD 5.9 released (early!)

The release of OpenBSD 5.9, previously scheduled for the usual May 1st, has just been officially announced!
We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 5.9.
This is our 39th release on CD-ROM (and 40th via FTP/HTTP).  We remain
proud of OpenBSD's record of more than twenty years with only two remote
holes in the default install.
The release page mentions most of the major improvements, and the detailed changelog has a much longer list. Here are some of the bigger things incorporated into 5.9 that we're excited about. Read more...


There is a new build of SoloBSD 10.3-PRERELEASE based on the latest HardenedBSD stable branch version 44
You can grab it from Here. (45.8 Mb)
root password: solobsd

pfSense 2.3 Release Candidate

We are proud to announce pfSense® software version 2.3 Release Candidate is now available!
The most significant changes in this release are a rewrite of the webGUI utilizing Bootstrap, and the underlying system being converted entirely to FreeBSD pkg (including the base system and kernel). The pkg conversion enables us to update pieces of the system individually going forward, rather than the monolithic updates of the past.
For the highlights, check out the Features and Highlights video. Past blog posts have covered some of the changes, such as the performance improvements from tryforward, and the webGUI update.
The full list of changes is on the 2.3 New Features and Changes page.
In the process of getting here, we’ve closed out 742 total tickets, with most of those being items related to the Bootstrap conversion. Of those, 136 bugs have been resolved that affect 2.2.x and prior versions.
New Installs
You can upgrade straight to 2.3 from any previous release. Check the Upgrade Guide for details.


Speciality MWL | BSD Now 135

This week on the show, we interview author Michael W Lucas to discuss his new book in the FreeBSD Mastery series: “Specialty Filesystems”. That plus the latest news, feedback & more!

Features and Highlights of pfSense 2.3

Unless you’ve been completely out of the loop, you know that the official release of pfSense 2.3 is on the horizon. In anticipation of that event, Netgate, host of the pfSense® open-source software community and technical leader of the pfSense project, has put together a video that highlights many of the new and exciting changes in this release. Incalculable hours of engineering and testing time has been invested in this release. It’s certainly our biggest yet. As soon as it’s released, you can get it on official pfSense hardware at Enjoy!

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