BSD News 29/08/2016

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Releases: FreeBSD, pfSense
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Releases

FreeBSD 11.0-RC2 Available

The second RC build for the FreeBSD 11.0 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, aarch64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

2.4 pre-alpha snapshots now available.

pfSense® software version 2.4 pre-alpha snapshots are now available.
pfSense 2.4 will use FreeBSD 11 as a base, and 11.0-RELEASE has not yet occurred.  There will be additional work to use 11.0-RELEASE as a base.
More work at “reduction of technical debt” is occurring in 2.4.  We have decided to not carry forward the kernel patches for Captive Portal.  Instead, it is being re-written to use stock IPFW.  That work is only about 75% complete.  Simultaneously, work is occurring to convert several subsystems (e.g. radius) to use the PEAR equivalents:
There appears to be a bug in pf (likely due to the interaction of one of our patches).  This only manifests under high usage.
New features and changes are listed here.
Full change list:
source and build tools
ports
FreeBSD source
Outstanding bugs/features/todo items:
Everything else
We advise that you do not use this on a production system yet. If you have the time and interest, we encourage you to try this on a scratch system or VM and provide feedback for any issues you find.

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The Fresh BSD experience | BSD Now 156

This week on BSDNow, Allan is back from his UK trip & we’ll get to hear his thoughts on the developer summit. That plus all the latest news & an interview with Drew Gurkowski discussing tutorial writing for FreeBSD. Keep it tuned to your place to B...SD!

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