FreeBSD is ending 2016 on a high note by receiving another "Uranium Level" donation, marking it as an additional $500,000 USD for their foundation.
FreeBSD is making some progress on supporting Wayland/Weston as an alternative to running the X.Org Server.
DragonFlyBSD and in particular Francois Tigeot continue to do a good job at continuing to update their Intel "i915" Direct Rendering Manager driver to catch-up with what's offered by the mainline Linux kernel with their official Intel DRM driver.
The next release of DragonFlyBSD will feature better EFI support.
For those wanting a concise look at how FreeBSD's development has evolved recently, their third quarter 2016 status report was published this weekend to offer a glimpse at the latest development projects.
The BSD-focused, Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment is out with its version 1.1 update.
DragonFlyBSD is now defaulting to LibreSSL throughout its operating system stack and is planning to completely remove OpenSSL in the near future.
Following the recent delays, FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE is now officially available.
Last week news came out that the FreeBSD 11.0 release wasn't going to happen as planned but it needed to be respun due to security issues. The release was supposed to happen on 3 October, but now we find out it needed to be re-spun again and is still going through testing.
The delayed FreeBSD 11.0 release just suffered another last-minute set-back. While "FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE images" were distributed to FTP mirrors and the official announcement expected today, these images need to be re-spun to contain some security fixes and thus pushing back the official release.
LibreSSL 2.5.0 is available today as the newest version of this growing fork of OpenSSL led by the OpenBSD project.
The third release candidate to FreeBSD 11.0 is now available with this release cycle running now a few weeks behind schedule.
DragonFlyBSD is now the latest operating system that has decided to switch from OpenSSL to LibreSSL by default.
While I've been running PC-BSD on some systems for years I hadn't tried out any of its rolling-release FreeBSD 11.0-based spins under the new TrueOS brand nor had I tried out the project's Qt-based Lumina Desktop Environment since it reached 1.0. That changed today with trying out the latest weekly spin of TrueOS x64.
We've known for a while that FreeBSD has been working on a CentOS 7 compatibility layer while now that work has finally landed in FreeBSD ports.
Following this week's release of OpenBSD 6.0, this BSD operating system has added LLVM and its Clang C/C++ compiler to its base archive.
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.
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