BSD News Archives
Mesa Improves Support For OpenBSD

While the popular kernel DRM drivers are still being ported to OpenBSD, support for the OpenBSD operating system within Mesa is being improved.

18 July 2013 - Mesa OpenBSD - 1 Comment
FreeBSD Radeon Support Might Be Good In Mesa 9.2

The porting of the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver to FreeBSD is coming along well. The developer behind this work is hoping that the user-space Radeon Mesa/Gallium3D driver changes will be merged upstream for Mesa 9.2.

4 July 2013 - Mesa 9.2 - 12 Comments
NetBSD 6.1 Brings In More Features

The NetBSD project has announced the simultaneous releases of NetBSD 6.0.2 and NetBSD 6.1, with the latter introducing new features to the open-source operating system.

19 May 2013 - NetBSD 6.1 - 2 Comments
DragonFlyBSD 3.4 Coming Soon, Focuses On DPorts

The DragonFlyBSD 3.4 release is anticipated for release in mid-April and one of the features to this next BSD operating system update is the formation of DPorts, a derivative of the FreeBSD ports collection.

30 March 2013 - DPorts - 24 Comments
GhostBSD 3.0 Lets You Relive GNOME 2 On BSD

GhostBSD 3.0 is a BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD. What sets this apart from FreeBSD and the KDE-based PC-BSD is that it's shipping with the GNOME 2.x desktop environment. Openbox and LXDE are also available for this BSD OS.

10 March 2013 - GhostBSD 3.0 - 33 Comments
NetBSD Is Paying For DRM With KMS/GEM

When it comes to kernel mode-setting and open-source graphics drivers, the BSD operating system with the best support is presently FreeBSD. For those, however, using NetBSD, improvements are forthcoming with an investment by the NetBSD Foundation.

27 February 2013 - BSD DRM - 2 Comments
NetBSD 6.1 Readies New Features

The first release candidate of NetBSD 6.1 is now available and it will bring several new features to the forefront for this BSD operating system.

23 February 2013 - NetBSD 6.1 - 2 Comments
Lua Scripting Support Being Added To NetBSD Kernel

Support for the Lua scripting language is being added to the NetBSD kernel so that it's possible to interact with the BSD kernel's various subsystems using this popular scripting language. With a Lua interpreter being added to the kernel, it's even possible to extend the kernel's subsystems in this scripting language.

14 February 2013 - Lua In NetBSD - 18 Comments
BHyVe: A New Hypervisor Coming To FreeBSD 10.0

BHyVe is a legacy-free hypervisor being developed by FreeBSD developers that was recently merged into mainline to be part of the FreeBSD 10.0 release. The BHyVe virtualization hypervisor relies upon Intel VT-x and already has several interesting features as it aims to be truly legacy-free, high-performance, while being contained within a very small footprint.

10 February 2013 - BHyVe - 50 Comments
FreeBSD Works On C11, C++11 Support

FreeBSD developers are working on enabling support for the C11 and C++11 programming language standards within their operating system.

9 February 2013 - Programming Languages - 2 Comments
BSDs Struggle With Open-Source Graphics Drivers

While there's plenty of code pouring into the Linux world for bettering open-source graphics drivers from desktop graphics cards to ARM SoCs, in the *BSD world they are struggling with their graphics driver support. Matthieu Herrb gave a presentation on the (rather poor) state of graphics on Unix-like platforms outside of Linux.

8 February 2013 - Problematic - 114 Comments
Pkgsrc 2012Q4 Released, Celebrates 15 Years

NetBSD developers have announced the release of pkgsrc-2012Q4, the latest quarterly release of the package management system used by many BSD operating systems and other Unix-like platforms. This latest release also marks fifteen years that this open-source "package source" program has been around.

12 January 2013 - pkgsrc-2012Q4 - 3 Comments
FreeBSD Moves Along On ARM Support

While Linux continues to move along quite briskly on ARM hardware support and already has 64-bit ARM AArch64 support, that's not the case in the BSD world. With FreeBSD, they're still working on bringing up ARMv6 support and pulling in support for the different ARM SoCs/boards.

1 January 2013 - ARMv6 - 2 Comments
NetBSD 6.0.1 Released, Brings Bug-Fixes

For those of you currently on NetBSD 6.0 or are using NetBSD 5.x as your operating system but have been wanting a reason to upgrade, the first NetBSD 6.0.x point release has surfaced.

27 December 2012 - NetBSD 6.0.1 - 12 Comments
CPU Scaling On DragonFlyBSD, Ubuntu, CentOS/RHEL

Yesterday I shared the latest round of BSD vs. Linux vs. Solaris performance benchmarks for a variety of workloads. In this article today are a couple extra results that happened during this recent performance testing on the Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition.

12 December 2012 - CPU Benchmarks - 11 Comments

316 BSD news articles published on Phoronix.