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More Details On PC-BSD's Rebranding As TrueOS

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.

25 August 2016 - PC-BSD TrueOS - 24 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Decides To Drop PulseAudio

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.

20 August 2016 - DragonFlyBSD PulseAudio - 55 Comments
FreeBSD Catching Up To Linux DRM Graphics Drivers, In Sync With Git

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.

16 August 2016 - FreeBSD DRM - 55 Comments
MidnightBSD 0.8 Switches From GCC 4.2 To Clang

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.

16 August 2016 - MidnightBSD 0.8 - 11 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

The DragonFlyBSD project, namely Fran├žois 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.

21 July 2016 - DragonFlyBSD i915 - Add A Comment
FreeBSD Is Trying To Figure Out If Anyone Uses Its VGL Graphics Library

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.

21 June 2016 - FreeBSD VGL - 42 Comments
LibreSSL 2.4 Released

It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LibreSSL camp, but a new version is now available.

1 June 2016 - LibreSSL 2.4 - Add A Comment
FreeBSD Is Pursuing A Compatibility Layer To Make It Easier To Run Linux DRM Drivers

While for years developers working on FreeBSD have been porting DRM/KMS driver changes from the Linux kernel over to their kernel, they have trailed greatly behind the mainline Linux kernel driver state due to the amount of changes they have been making to the driver when re-basing it against a new Linux kernel release. Now they are pursuing a new approach of using a compatibility layer where they hope to be able to more closely follow the upstream Linux DRM/KMS drivers.

12 May 2016 - FreeBSD DRM KMS - 43 Comments

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