July–September, 2014 Status Report

October 14th, 2014 by Rob


The July–September, 2014 Status Report is now available.

FreeBSD 10.1-RC2 Available

October 13th, 2014 by Rob


The second RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

FreeBSD 10.1-RC1 Available

October 4th, 2014 by Rob


The fisrt RC build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

New committer: Julien Charbon (src)

September 24th, 2014 by Rob


Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

September 21st, 2014 by Rob


An anonymous reader writes A boycott of systemd and other backlash around systemd’s feature-creep has led to the creation of Uselessd, a new init daemon. Uselessd is a fork of systemd 208 that strips away functionality considered irrelevant to an init system like the systemd journal and udev. Uselessd also adds in functionality not accepted in upstream systemd like support for alternative C libraries (namely uClibc and musl) and it’s even being ported to BSD.

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FreeBSD 10.1-BETA2 Available

September 21st, 2014 by Rob


The second BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 Available

September 14th, 2014 by Rob


The first BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

September 8th, 2014 by Rob


An anonymous reader writes Through a Google Summer of Code project this year was work to emulate systemd on OpenBSD. Upstream systemd remains uninterested in supporting non-Linux platforms so a student developer has taken to implementing the APIs of important systemd components so that they translate into native systemd calls. The work achieved this summer was developing replacements for the systemd-hostnamed, systemd-localed, systemd-timedated, and systemd-logind utilities. The hope is to allow for systemd-dependent components like more recent versions of GNOME to now run on OpenBSD.

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FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1 Available

September 1st, 2014 by Rob


The first BETA build for the FreeBSD 10.1 release cycle is now available. ISO images for the amd64, armv6, i386, ia64, powerpc, powerpc64 and sparc64 architectures are available on most of our FreeBSD mirror sites.

FreeBSD ports tree was born twenty years ago, let’s celebrate!

August 21st, 2014 by Rob


It all started with this commit from Jordan Hubbard on August 21, 1994:

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