In case you missed it last month, PC-BSD is completely re-branding itself as TrueOS, that's across the board for their desktop, server, and embedded editions while they will abandon the PC-BSD name. More details are coming to light on the inaugural TrueOS release.
Kicking off September the OpenBSD developers announced the release of OpenBSD 6.0.
While FreeBSD 11.0 is right around the corner, today marks the official debut of GhostBSD 10.3 that in turn is based off FreeBSD 10.3.
Seen as silly to come, the stock compiler of FreeBSD doesn't (at least not yet) ship with OpenMP support enabled by default.
Most Phoronix readers know PC-BSD as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD that aims to be user-friendly on the desktop side and they've done a fairly good job at that over the years. However, the OS has been in the process of re-branding itself as TrueOS.
The second release candidate to the upcoming FreeBSD 11 is now available for testing.
DragonFlyBSD developers have decided to remove PulseAudio from their dports packaging system and patch their desktop software to not depend upon this open-source sound server.
For the first time ever, the FreeBSD DRM drivers match the code of what's found in the upstream Linux kernel Git. They started off trailing many releases behind the state of the upstream Linux kernel, but as of now the Intel DRM as the first driver has made it to be in sync with the current Linux 4.8 development code.
For those of you unfamiliar with it, MidnightBSD is a BSD (obviously) that focuses upon being a good desktop OS, similar to the goals of GhostBSD or PC-BSD. MidnightBSD 0.8 was released this week as the newest version of the operating system.
The first 16.04 beta is now publicly available of UbuntuBSD, the unofficial Ubuntu derivative that pairs the Ubuntu user-space with the FreeBSD kernel.
The PC-BSD/TrueOS developers have announced the release of the Lumina Desktop Environment 1.0.
FreeBSD 11.0 has seen a very minor set-back in getting its release out the door.
DragonFlyBSD 4.6 has been officially released as the latest version of this popular BSD operating system.
OpenSSH 7.3 was released today by the OpenBSD camp with some security fixes while also providing a few new options and other features.
The latest major release is out of OPNsense, a BSD open-source firewall OS project derived from pfSense and m0n0wall.
For FreeBSD fans not closely following its development on a daily basis, the FreeBSD project has released their Q2'2016 quarterly status report that covers various activities going on around this BSD operating system project.
DragonFlyBSD 4.6 is up to the release candidate stage and the official release of this next feature version is coming in just a few days.
The DragonFlyBSD project, namely François Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state.
BSD fans looking to do some testing this weekend can try out the beta of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0.
The Lumina Desktop Environment has made available their v1.0 beta release of the Qt-written desktop.
The HAMMER2 file-system is going on four years in development by the DragonFlyBSD crew, namely by its founder Matthew Dillon. It's still maturing and taking longer than anticipated, but this is yet another open-source file-system.
The fifth alpha release of the huge FreeBSD 11.0 operating system update is now available for testing.
FreeBSD VGL provides a library for accessing graphics modes and carrying out basic drawing operations atop its syscons console driver. Not only is basic graphics output on a virtual console supported by libvgl, but mouse input is too handled. However, not many people seem to be using this library.
The fourth alpha release of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 is now available for testing.
The DragonFlyBSD kernel now has an initial NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) driver for supporting these modern, super-fast storage solutions.
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LibreSSL camp, but a new version is now available.
The latest FreeBSD development code has integrated the zfsd daemon.
Bhyve, the hypervisor developed by FreeBSD that supports running BSD/Linux/Windows guests, has initial graphics support.
NetBSD 7.0.1 is now available as the first point release to NetBSD 7.0 that happened last October.
The second alpha release of the FreeBSD-based GhostBSD 10.3 operating system is now available.
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