While Linux/Android on AArch64 is what's usually talked about, FreeBSD developers continue making progress on porting their kernel to 64-bit ARM.
The FreeBSD has received their largest ever single donation: $1,000,000 USD.
Following in the foot steps of the FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE, PC-BSD 10.1-RELEASE is now available along with the server-oriented TrueOS spin.
After being set back by only some minor delays, FreeBSD 10.1 stable is now available in released form.
The third release candidate is out for the upcoming DragonFlyBSD 4.0 operating system release.
OpenBSD's latest feature is support for USB 3.0.
In a discussion about porting the modern Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver to FreeBSD, it was brought up that a FreeBSD developer is looking at the possibility of introducing a Linux kernel API wrapper to help in porting Linux drivers to FreeBSD.
NetBSD developers have finally managed to enable SMP support for modern ARM SoCs.
Marking the twenty-first birthday of FreeBSD was the release of FreeBSD 10.1-RC4 and separately was the FreeBSD-derived PC-BSD 10.1 RC2 release.
Today marks twenty-one years since the release of FreeBSD 1.0, the first production-ready release of this BSD operating system.
OpenBSD 5.6 was released yesterday and it features the LibreSSL fork of OpenSSL, among many other changes.
Interestingly the OpenBSD developers have decided to remove support for loadable kernel modules from the BSD distribution's next release.
DragonFlyBSD 3.8 will soon be succeeded by DragonFlyBSD 4.0. For those willing to help test, the release candidate to DragonFlyBSD 4.0.0 is now available.
FreeBSD 10.1 RC3 was a few days late but it's out there this Thursday afternoon. FreeBSD 10.3 takes care of an API incompatibility between 10.0-RELEASE and the earlier 10.1-RC2 state (due to the libopie library) and aside from that this third release candidate has a lot of other fixes.
OpenBSD 5.6 is expected to be released at the start of November and with this release will come a large number of changes.
FreeBSD 10.1 is now a step closer to being released with the Monday release of FreeBSD 10.1 RC2.
Besides FreeBSD having poor open-source graphics driver support, DragonFlyBSD is in a similar boat with regard to their port of the Linux DRM/KMS drivers. In fact, it's gone from porting the driver to DragonFlyBSD to more like porting DragonFlyBSD to be more compatible with the Linux APIs.
Jean-Sébastien Pédron of the FreeBSD project gave an update at this week's XDC2014 conference about the state of the graphics stack on FreeBSD.
While OpenBSD generally prides itself on being a secure, open-source operating system and focusing more on code corectness and security rather than flashy features, it turns out a potential security bug has been living within OpenBSD for the past decade.
If all goes well FreeBSD 10.1 will be officially released before month's end but available this weekend is the first release candidate.
GhostBSD 4.0 has finally been officially released.
Almost six months ago OpenBSD developers forked OpenSSL into LibreSSL and since then this new SSL alternative continues to advance.
The third and final beta of FreeBSD 10.1 was released this Sunday.
The second beta ahead of next month's planned FreeBSD 10.1 release is now available.
Released this past week was the first beta of FreeBSD 10.1. If you haven't yet had time to explore this development release, there's a lot of improvements over FreeBSD 10.0.
The first beta release of FreeBSD 10.1 is now available ahead of its planned official debut by the end of October.
In announcing their quarterly package updates that bring a wide assortment of improvements, the PC-BSD crew shared they managed to make a CD-sized image of their TrueOS server operating system.
This summer a student developer began work on DBus daemons that accept systemd calls and emulated their behavior with their own native calls, in order to make drop-in replacements for BSD platforms where systemd is not supported and the upstream systemd developers have no plans of supporting.
HardenedBSD is the latest BSD distribution writing into Phoronix to share its work.
While Broadwell is right around the corner and Intel's open-source Linux developers are already working on Skylake graphics support, the DragonFlyBSD crew has just managed Haswell graphics support for their DRM driver ported from FreeBSD that in turn was ported from an earlier version of the Linux kernel.
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