The second release candidate to the upcoming NetBSD 7.1 is now available for testing.
A lot of Linux distributions have been focusing on reproducible builds support in the past few years -- ensuring individuals can rebuild a bit-for-bit replica of the original source code. NetBSD has now accomplished their operating system can be built in a reproducible build fashion.
FreeBSD has long had a SVR4 (System V Release 4) compatibility layer, but FreeBSD 12 will likely do away with this support.
FreeBSD has issued their latest quarterly report covering Q4'2016, from October to December of development highlights.
On Saturday at this year's FOSDEM conference there was a BSD developer room where various talks were had for European BSD fans.
There have been ways to get Steam running on FreeBSD using Wine and efforts as well with using the operating system's Linux binary compatibility layer, but now it's become much easier for users of TrueOS, formerly known as PC-BSD.
OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense.
Developers working on the FreeBSD-derived GhostBSD distribution are working to get their 11.0 release out the door that's based off last year's FreeBSD 11.0 code-base.
Not only has FreeBSD been making progress with supporting LLDB as LLVM's debugger alternative to GDB, but the NetBSD project has also been making inroads with this open-source debugger.
For those still looking to escape systemd, the BSDs remain free and the FreeBSD-based TrueOS is currently working on making use of OpenRC.
DragonFlyBSD has been working on its (U)EFI support and with the latest Git code its installer now has basic UEFI support.
Matthew Dillon's latest work on the DragonFlyBSD kernel includes steps towards supporting NUMA-awareness, locking, and other memory allocation related changes.
The first release candidate of the upcoming NetBSD 7.1 is now available for testing.
LLVM's LLD linker has been making a lot of progress over the past year and now it's hit the milestone of being able to link the entire FreeBSD/amd64 base system.
A new release of Lumina is now available to ring in 2017, the BSD-first Qt-powered open-source desktop environment.
Continuing our end-of-year recaps for the most popular stories on Phoronix, when we're not busy covering Linux, the BSD operating systems get their share of interest on Phoronix. Here is a look at the exciting BSD advancements made in 2016.
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.
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