The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their latest quarterly status report for covering from October to December 2014.
Users of DragonFlyBSD on the desktop (or otherwise using sound on this popular BSD platform) will benefit from the next major update of the operating system.
DragonFlyBSD 4.0 was released back in November with a variety of improvements while today the v4.0.2 point release is out to take care of some issues.
ZFS is commonly viewed as the next-generation, high-end file-system for BSD systems while DragonFlyBSD defaults to their own HAMMER file-system designed by Matthew Dillon. For those wondering though how ZFS compares to HAMMER, here's a comparison.
Over the past week or so I've shared many top ten / year-end lists of our most popular open-source content on Phoronix. Most of the focus has been on our majority Linux focus while in this article is a look at the top ten BSD articles on Phoronix from 2014.
The 2015Q1 quarterly snapshot for FreeBSD Ports was branched today.
Version 2.1.2 of LibreSSL, the OpenSSL fork by the OpenBSD crew, is now available with a variety of new work.
Back in 2012 OpenBSD got forked as Bitrig and as of this week the initial release is finally available.
Jordan Hubbard, the co-founder of FreeBSD and CTO of iXsystems, gave a talk at this month's MeetBSD California 2014 conference about the next ten years of FreeBSD.
The much anticipated release of DragonFlyBSD 4.0 is now available.
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.
415 BSD news articles published on Phoronix.